Greetings Happy Atheists!
I am Mr. B. There may be a few members here who know me from IGI and/or WWGHA where my username is Mr. Blackwell. On those forums most people just shorten that the Mr. B so I figured I would just go with that moniker from the get go here. I am mostly a friendly sort of chap.
I am not looking for a new home per se. I am just looking to expand my family. I am a flighty person. A social butterfly, if you will. I am looking forward to meeting new people here. So, where to begin?
Some things about me you may want or need to know...
1. After nearly 15 years of not reading books I recently dove back into the practice. I read six or seven Tom Clancy books back to back before I finally felt the need to cleanse my mental palate. Next, I read Khalil Gibran's "The Prophet" and Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals".
Then I got about a third of the way through "The Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie before I lost interest. Then I read three novels and five short stories by Kurt Vonnegut. Earlier this week I reread "Illusions" by Richard Back. Now I am taking another break but I shouldn't last 15 years.
2. I have been happily married for fourteen years and my wife and I have produced three lovely daughters.
3. I still haven't figured out exactly where my political views fit on the spectrum. I am a registered voter but where I live we have open primaries so I have never registered with any parties. When I was in my teens and early 20's I just assumed that I was a liberal. Back then, I didn't put any thought into politics. I did vote for George H. W. Bush on his first term but he is the only Republican I have ever voted for in a general election.
4. Although I went to church regularly as a kid, I pretty much stopped going when I turned 16. I believe a lot of churches do a lot of good for their communities and I understand the sense of community that can be found in a church family but I am not a religious person. I haven't made up my mind about the existence of some sort of god or gods but I am fairly confident that whatever it or they might be, no one on this earth can claim any authority about what it's like or what it wants from us...if anything. I put as much credence in he Bible as I do the Quran or the Gita.
That's about it for the big things.
Oh, here is my score for the personality test. Campaigner Personality (ENFP -A/-T)
Extraverted – 68%
Intuitive – 72%
Feeling – 58%
Prospecting – 66%
Assertive – 83%.
Strategy: People Mastery
I take this test about once a year and every time I take it, I get different results. So...I'm not really sure what it indicates.
Oh...and one last thing.
I am somewhat of a contrarian. That seems to cause issues with some people.