About

No Forbidden Questions is a blog about atheism and religion. Here I discuss what atheism means to me, aspects of religion I find incomprehensible or otherwise problematic, and other issues generally pertaining to living the rational life. I chose to name this blog “No Forbidden Questions” because I believe that there is no aspect of the world that is beyond investigation, unquestionable, to be taken on faith. In my opinion, asking questions is one of the best and most important things that a person can do.

I will probably write about Christianity more often than other religions, but that is a consequence of my living in the United States and being exposed to religion primarily in the form of Christianity; it does not reflect any judgment on my part as to the relative merits of different religions. I am not in favor of any kind of supernatural or faith-based thinking, regardless of which or how many deities are involved.

So, who am I? I prefer to blog anonymously, at least at this point in my life. I will say that I am a PhD physicist living and working in a metropolitan area in the eastern US, and I am white, (cis) female, and heterosexual. You can call me NFQ. To contact me, email nfq@noforbiddenquestions.com.

The picture of the magnifying glass used in my header and Gravatar is from Wikimedia Commons. The quotation that inspired the name of the blog is from Carl Sagan’s The Demon-Haunted World.