Things were not going the way I wanted them to. I had teachers in school that actually said I wasn’t smart enough to graduate from high school, let alone get accepted to University. One oven had the audacity to tell me that I would never amount to anything and likely spend the rest of my years behind bars. I wasn’t the nicest kid in school and I got into trouble often. I was a rebel with a seriously fucked up attitude.
For a while I honestly believed what my naysayers were telling me and that was one of the most depressing years of my life.
I honestly considered suicide but thankfully I chickened out.
Is there any context that would make condoning slavery better?
No, there isn’t.
Nor is there context that would make rape and only paying a small fine as the only punishment any better either. There is no context that would condone murder, genocide, infanticide and displaying bodies to instill fear. There is no context that would any of those quotes look better… none what so ever.
To be honest, I was hesitant to post this but it’s a special time for me.
January past marked two years since I released my first non-fiction book. While I love writing novels, I enjoyed writing non-fiction as well and it’s not surprising that my first non-fiction book was about Atheism.
The first picture above is the cover of my Atheist book titled Outspoken: Confessions of a Devout Atheist and while it hasn’t been a big bestseller, it has been selling copies all over the world and the feedback I’ve gotten has been positive. I’m very proud of this book, and the thought that it has provoked around the world.
I studied it and various other religious books in University (I have a BA in English Language and Literature). I had enough credits in Religious studies to make it my minor. Reading them is what made me the Atheist I am today because education is in fact the number one cause of Atheism.