I have been absent from mine own blog for a while. This is inexcusable, although I have an excuse: I have been working on my book, Baby Cwm Bach: A History of Welsh Rock 'n' Roll. Unfortunately, that excuse is also a lie.
Gentle reader, I cannot tell you a lie. I have been spending my time doing that crazy little thing called work, as well as making occasional forays deep into enemy territory: the comments sections of fundy blogs like The Briefing Room. It really is extraordinarily good fun. Here, for example, is an object lesson in how not to write a blog posting and how to manage a discussion. Lesson one: choose Fox News as your news source to ensure you have no credibility. Lesson two, criticise a magazine article written in a language you cannot read, so everyone will know that you are talking out of your fundamental orifice. Lesson three: discover that your opponent can read that language and has read the article. Lesson four: attempt to conceal your obvious ignorance. Lesson Five - and this is the really important one, so pay attention: allow discussion to degenerate into a slanging match between the Prods and the Papists. So much for Christian unity.
I have since decided that I am wasting my time arguing with these people. Henceforth, I shall confine my commenting activity to serious blogs which consider the real questions of the day, such as Brainstab.
Meanwhile, Harvest Bird has written an eloquent account of her unspiritual journey . If any readers do not have a blog and would like to contribute their own thoughts about their Atheism, they are welcome to do so here. Send contributions to fundypost at gmail dot com.
Oh, and here's some Welsh Rock 'n' Roll: Stereophonics.