An atheist resurrection

Hi there, friends.

It’s been a very long time since I posted here. So long that I would be shocked if any of my old readers still check the site — though I know a couple of you will probably see this through Twitter, and maybe some others haven’t deleted the RSS feed from their readers. Most of my traffic in the last months/years(?) has been from search engines. But all that old content is gone from the site now.

What happened? Well, in all those many months of neglect, I failed to keep my WordPress installation up to date. And the thing about security fixes is, they’re essentially lists of vulnerabilities in the older versions of the software. Yes, I got hacked. Got notifications about malware from my hosting company. So I figured, rather than spend ages (or pay someone else to spend ages) rooting it all out, I’d just delete the whole thing and start fresh. I’m excited to be back!

In case you’re wondering: I did back up the text of my old posts. My plan is to repost the ones that are still interesting and relevant — the ones that aren’t about the minutiae of current events from half a decade ago — and also to get back to writing new content as I’m able. I’m feeling optimistic right now about my ability to carve out enough me-time for writing a post per week, but even if that’s hilariously naive, the reposts should be able to provide a sufficiently steady stream of probably-new-to-you content to get us through the times when I’m too busy with Real Life™.

With that:
In memoriam: NFQ 1.0, March 2010 – September 2015
Here begins NFQ 2.0, March 2017 – ?

If you’re reading this, I’d love it if you’d say hello! How’ve you been? It’s great to see you! (Figuratively speaking.)

8 thoughts on “An atheist resurrection

  1. Yay! Glad you’re back. Yes, I kept your blog on my list, because you were one of the most insightful bloggers for me when I wasn’t yet “out” as a non-believer. (I used to post as “Not Out Yet” in those days.) I saw the hack, and wondered if you’d reset or the blog would just vanish. Glad you chose the former!

    I think in one of your last posts, you were pursuing a grad degree? Are you done with that now?

    1. Hello! Thanks for keeping me around. It’s great to see you! And congratulations on coming out. I thought about you from time to time when I wistfully imagined getting back to blogging … wondered how you were getting along these days. I hope it’s working out all right for you!

      Yes, I finished my PhD and am successfully blending in among the real grown-ups now… they don’t suspect a thing. 😉

      1. Congrats on finishing your PhD… I remember from when my dad got his, that’s a lot of work!

        Yes, the coming out has gone better than I feared it might. My wife is still a Christian, but while it can be awkward at times, we both still love each other very much and are committed to each other. After the initial shock I think she’s had time to realize that I’m mostly the same person, and we still share many of the same values. Virtually all the rest of my friends and family are Christians, but the conversations have mostly been cordial and the preaching has been minimal — I feel comfortable in my own skin when talking about why I no longer believe.

    1. Hey there Ubi! I’ve missed you! Your blog posts always bring a smile to my face, but I haven’t had my act together enough to comment on them. Hopefully I’ll get better at that now that I’m deliberately setting aside some time to wear my blogger-hat. 🙂

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