About the Site
ARK Frontier is a pretty out of the way blog that, while often focused on religion or the lack thereof, is yet another LUA (Life, Universe, Anything) web log out on the digital expanse that is the internets.
About the Author(s)
I play a generally confused murderbot on the internets.
I like to post a lot about atheism and religion because it’s a topic of interest of mine, being an agnostic atheist (yes, the two terms can and do work together) of many years. To get into it further, I am generally a gnostic atheist when it comes to more popular deities like Yahweh & Allah (yes, I know, essentially the same dude), because their own material is self-contradicting or just plain ridiculous. I won’t deny that it’s fun to get a fundie steaming mad on occasion as well.
Yes, much of what I write about has been done many times over, and no doubt better by others. I’m okay with that; I write to clarify my thoughts and improve my writing.
Up until 5th grade or thereabouts I was a nothingarian, often reading Greek mythology (or at least, simplified versions thereof) and even The Book for Children, though I can’t say how much stock I put in the latter at the time. Around 5th grade mombot thought it would be a good idea to induct me into the faith, and I started into all that. By late high school (primarily through the discovery of the modem in my new 386DX-33 PC and BBS’) I was severely doubting and way before that I was already resenting having to go to church before that (it was so mind-numbingly boring I took to observing the old person section creepily swaying in time to the music, or doing shadow puppets). By college, I was done with it; the deactivation of grandfatherbot helped sever any feelings I may’ve had at the time for the church. I was “in” for a good eight years or so, though never terribly hardcore. My middle and high school were both Catholic institutions, yet taught science as much as the next schools (though there were a few anti-abortion classes here and there).
I sort of drifted for a time, somewhat getting into “new age” things (again, not that hardcore), until I read Carl Sagan’s The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, which sparked a skepticist bent leading to atheism (more technically, agnostic atheism). Since then, I’ve collected more and more evidence that man-made religion doesn’t make sense, and is not the harmless thing it’s made out to be.
Outside of that, I play games, and quite enjoy the internets. I started off with the Atari 2600 (original wood-grain & revised black plastic) and the Commodore 64. From there, I moved onto the NES (Deluxe set, :fuckyeah:), the SNES, Playstation, Saturn, Playstation 2, and so on. Nowadays I primarily play on Steam.
I also have a collection neurosis and like collecting books (on hold, mostly non-fiction), massage tools, fitness toys (why do I have three suspension trainers? ugh), and mini-tools (eg: Leatherman Micra, Gerber Shortcut).
I have several (rescue) kitties. You might see them if you watch my Twitter feed. They are all bad.
I’m semi-active on Twitter (look for @Zevaeros), as if the liberal use of widgets and the articles based on Twitter conversations weren’t enough of a clue.