In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been in blog retirement. I decided that writing a blog really wasn’t me. I am more of the loud mouth uncle at the family reunions, than the carefully thought out writer. But, I am coming out of retirement for one last hurrah. It seems that my daughter, who is a gifted writer and activist, has decided to quit blogging because of the negative bull shit she has to put up with.
First I would like to make a confession: I am an atheist. My daughter is an atheist blogger. But for the record, she did not become an atheist because of my brainwashing. Quiet the contrary, her courage to speak out for those who have no religious clout, greatly influenced me in realizing I was an atheist. I admired her courage to try to fight for the civil rights of this ignored part of society.
But, she has paid a great price. She has caught unbelievable shit for speaking out. People who call her whore, cunt, bitch, etc. need to learn some civility. Some parents forgot to teach their children how to disagree without being disagreeable.
The Internet has allowed a lot of people to express their thoughts. But, it has also allowed anonymous people to publish pure hate and filth without any accountability. If someone has enough balls to call my daughter a slut to her face I would quickly introduce them to some accountability – a quick fist to the mouth.
What we need in our society is a multitude of free thought, not a multitude of foul mouths. I am sorry that humanity has lost a great voice for advancing atheist civil rights. But I am extremely proud of the unselfish service she has given to this group -- which includes me.
Now, I am going back to retirement.