Hello everybody, welcome to The Godless Paladin. This blog is the digital embodiment of my thoughts. As such it focuses on the two topics I’m usually always thinking about: religion and politics. When I’m not writing on those topics I’m writing on the other areas I’m interested in: feminism, gaming, and history, though my history posts have dropped off considerably as my interests have expanded. Mixed in among those topics are diary posts where I write about the more personal aspects of my life.
A little about who I am: I’m a male in his 20′s with a Bachelor’s degree in European history and a minor in Medieval Studies. I studied to become an archaeologist, but decided my senior year that I was not going to pursue that immediately. I currently reside in South Carolina where I work full time and plan to escape to better political/religious climates in a few years. I was raised a Methodist Christian, but became an atheist my freshman year of college. Politically I’m very lite libertarian. As a general rule I like government to stay out of the lives of its citizens, but I recognize that there are times when it’s necessary for the health of the community. Socially I’ve very liberal. Growing up I was very active in politics, volunteering and going door to door before I could even vote. Subsequently I’ve grown extremely cynical about the whole thing.
My interests outside of religion and politics are primarily art. I run a sister site The Shattered Lance where I blog about my adventures in making art. Go check it out! Since I was a kid I loved making things with my hands. Whenever I’m not working or blogging I’m usually experimenting with some art project or another. Growing up my major hobby was medieval living history. (Like re-enactments, but we weren’t re-enacting a specific event) I’ve never been a LARPer or in the SCA. My group was small, independent, and very focused on historical accuracy in all aspects. I’ve since taken a break from that stuff, but I still have my suit of armor and accouterments.
So yeah, this is who I am; love it or hate it. Thanks for stopping by. If you want to contact me, my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
*A note on older posts. This blog is somewhat a timecapsule of my thoughts so I try not to delete posts I’ve made in the past even when my position has changed. While I’d love if you read my older posts, if a newer one contradicts a position I’ve taken in the past, please assume I’ve changed my position in light of new evidence and no longer hold the views expressed in the older post.