Man, 66, South Australia, Australia
I'm an atheist and anti-theist -- not an agnostic -- who has never believed in religion, despite being brought up in a Catholic family. I consider myself a natural born atheist. I reject mysticism, supernaturalism and magic-based thinking of all kinds. I dislike religion intensely -- the phony history, the appalling theology, and the repugnant practice of religion. I pull no punches with anyone about that. I identify with and support modern atheist activists, like Richard Dawkins and others, who take the fight to religion, call it out, and challenge it openly. I think this is the way 21st Century atheism should go. I also care no more for so-called ‘New Age’ religions than I do traditional mainstream religions. So, that kind of rubbish will get you nowhere with meFull Bio
And I have a special loathing cults and cult thinking. That was baked into me as a young dude, watching the Manson Cult and its atrocities. (Disclosure: I'm a lifelong Sharon Tate fan).
I'm a social-scientist, with a BA (Hons) in History, Political Science, English and Philosophy. My background is entirely in adult education -- research and development, planning, evaluation, as well as teaching. These days I am an online English language instructor.
My political, social and economic views are progressive, and I have always considered myself a socialist, a democratic socialist, based on a balance of public and private sectors, fair economic outcomes, progressive values, and social equality. The current direction in the world is truly disturbing to me. Progressive minded people need to stand together and stand up.
I like running and jogging and power-walking, classical rock music of the 50 - 70s, reading, technology, history, documentaries, and travel, when I can.
I am on this site because I like to have contact with fellow non-religious people. It's not easy me do that in my daily life.