Hi and welcome! I'm the founder (and a developer) of the site and my role is to help facilitate the growth and impact of the community. I started this site mostly to support people who, like me, did not have support when exiting a religion. While I have since grown to appreciate many of the moral teachings taught within a religious context, I still affirm that believing something solely on faith (i.e., having a conviction stronger than evidence supports) is a weak way to base one's guiding principles. Further, accepting truths on faith can lead to dogma that is unassailable as any claim using counter-evidence is considered a personal affront.
While the original focus of this site was organized religion, we hope to champion people being "agnostic" to any claim until sufficient, factual, and unbiased evidence is found.
Personally, I have an engineering design Ph.D., been an entrepreneur and mentor, try to be a good listener, and enjoy painting, nature, and thinking about the long-term future. You might find some of my posts and comments to include some unconventional slants and (dark) humor as I try not to be afraid of exploring even controversial ideas with an engineer's less-emotional mindset. I realize that this view sometimes offends those who rely, often with justification, more on feeling.
If you have comments or suggestions, please send me a message from the "Send Message" link above or use the contact form (see link at bottom of page). We will respond to you as quickly as possible.