You may notice the URL of this weblog. Socialist Atheist Nerd Dude (abbreviated to SAND). This is an attempt to get something resembling a decent name attached to this baby, while letting my biases be known. And I am biased. While I try to overcome my biases whenever necessary, I do not deny they exist. However, I should explain that while this weblog will cover politics and religion, I'll try to make sure that there's something for everyone here.
I do use the word "Nerd" in the title, and that may scare off those who don't like political or religious discussion, but it really shouldn't. "Nerd" is a sort of catch-all term these days. It can be, and is, attached to any form of entertainment one can imagine. One can easily stereotype the word "nerd" to mean an overweight manchild who is obsessed with collectibles and children's movies...however, if you change the word "movies" to "games", does that not aptly describe sports fans? Likewise, no matter how "nerdy" your favourite show, movie, book series, etc. is, there is fanfiction written about it, there are message boards about it, and there is merchandise of it that people cherish as much as I cherish my old Star Wars toys. So, we're all nerds, in some way. And using that
One other thing you should know is that this little corner of the internet will be dedicated to free speech. I encourage comments and discussion, and no one will ever be censored. In fact, the only time comments will be moderated will be when personal information is leaked without permission, or if you're a spambot. Spambots get no rights.
This post will be updated when I have more content to include posts that new readers should read before anything else. And by that, I mean "popular posts that you may enjoy that may convince you to follow this weblog".