Friday, December 11, 2009

Why I am "That Atheist Bitch"

I looked around on this blog and realized that I have never explained here why I titled my blog That Atheist Bitch.

Several days before I created this blog, I received a private message over on Associated Content, in response to one of my atheist editorials on the site. The person wrote some assorted nastiness about me burning in Hell appended with this question - "Are you that atheist bitch from TIBU*?"

At first I was a bit upset at the slam message. But I realized that my writing had provoked a strong response. It made someone, somewhere, feel something. That's pretty cool, even if what he felt was anger and a need to get mouthy, it's a heck of a lot better than apathy.

So I decided to proudly own the title of "That Atheist Bitch" and made it the title of my atheist blog. I'd been meaning to create a dedicated atheist blog for a while because over half of the posts on my old blog were atheist relevant anyway. This guy gave me the title and the motivation to do it.

Your Atheist Bitch

*A now defunct writing website on which I had sometimes posted atheist relevant material.

1 comment:

Ferret said...

Hah. I think I might start thanking people that get all huffy and juvenile when I insult their imaginary friend.

"Thank you for showing me that I did a good job writing this post/comment by reacting. Have a nice day."