Now that the new blog has been introduced, hopefully some new people have had a chance to learn about the show. There are seven people involved with posting to the blog, and I’d like to introduce myself.
My name is Russell Glasser. I’m a software engineer, with a BS from UC San Diego, and a Master’s from the University of Texas. I am also a fourth generation atheist. My parents are both physicists, my father’s family is full of very staunch atheists, while my mother’s family leans towards extremely reform Judaism. My son, Ben, is nine, and he is a fifth generation atheist — at least so far. I currently work as the primary mobile applications developer at a technology-based marketing firm.
I’ve been involved with The Atheist Experience TV show in various capacities since 2000, and helped Jeff Dee launch our first podcasting effort, The Non-Prophets, a few years after that. As a lifelong atheist, I’m very interested in promoting what I refer to as “Evangelical Atheism” — not just being satisfied with our own opinions, but testing them out in a public arena and not being intimidated by religious pushback.
For a broad overview of my perspective on atheism, you should check out two of my activities that I’m proudest of. One is a lengthy exchange I had with Chuck Colson a few years ago. The other is a lecture I gave on standing up for atheism.
In addition to The Atheist Experience, I also occasionally blog about politics, gaming, and entertainment at my other blog, Kazim’s Korner; and Castles of Air is a blog targeted at novice Computer programmers. If you want to know why I’ve gone by the online screen name “Kazim” for so long, here’s the story, but it’s not much of a story. It’s just distinctive.
I also sing in a community chorus and play a lot of video games. Next month I’ll be marrying my fiancee, Lynnea.