I've just joined the Think Atheist community. Not long ago I created a Twitter account for my blog, An Atheist Reviews the Bible, and I began to follow this site's Twitter feed despite not really knowing what Think Atheist was all about. I finally decided to take the plunge and sign up.
A little about myself: I'm a lifelong atheist, never having believed in a deity. I was raised in a happy and mostly non-religious family. I am 28 years old, happily married, and currently a graduate student at the University of Texas in Austin. I study U.S. history and a bit of East Asian history as well. I was a JET for two years (for those who don't know, that means I was an assistant English teacher in rural Japan).
As I mentioned, I am currently reading the Bible cover-to-cover and blogging about it. I think what distinguishes my blog is that I adopt a mostly non-confrontational attitude toward the text, reading it as I would an old work of fiction such as Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur," which I read not long before starting this project. In each post I try to draw out some elements that surprised or interested me and write a few paragraphs in response to them. I have also included a movie review in the blog and may work in other kinds of content as I make my way through the tome.
I'd like to re-post my blog's content to this blog on Think Atheist, in hopes of reaching a wider audience and perhaps inviting more discussion. So, unless that violates any rules, I will start doing that soon. I'll also poke around in the forums here and join other people's discussions, of course.
Thanks and talk to you soon!