Hello once again everyone! I know it has been a long time, but I missed writing here. I was lucky enough that some of my readers came over to Patheos and continued to comment on my posts and engaged with me as I explored and create digital content. That being said, I am happy to return to FtB, and to continue to create posts which showcase my thoughts on a wide variety of topics related to both irreligion and life as a Latin-American.
My objective with this blog is to continue to use it after I graduate from college (in less than a year). On here, until May of next year I want to make at least 1 blog post every 2 weeks, and as usual my main blogging will be done on Patheos. In the future I want to blog equally on both platforms, but for now I don’t want this blog to just be a link on the site where nothing new ever appears. I HATE that thought. I don’t think it’d be right for me to have appeared on this site just to leave later on, in less than a year.
With that being said, I guess I should reintroduce myself for anyone and everyone who is new (or for the people who read this as their first post of mine): I am Luciano Gonzalez. I am set to graduate with a major in history and a minor in anthropology. I run a few different spaces on the internet, most notably I run The Hispanic Atheist, and Sin God. I attend the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and I am graduating in May of next year. I would LOVE to work remotely, which is what I do now as a freelance writer and blogger. I place an immense value in freedom, which is why I like the idea of working remotely and I know it’s tough but I’m hoping that I’ll get a real chance to try it and see if I can actually do it successfully. I am studying history and anthropology because they are my passions and many of the drafts that I have right now on both FtB and Patheos are tied to history and/or anthropology.
My intentions with my blogs are to serve as a bridge between Latin-American skeptics and non-Spanish speaking skeptics. I was raised equally between Central-America (and northern South-America) and the United States, and when I lived in Latin-America I was a casual Catholic. I’d become an atheist during the end of my freshman year of college and unlike many skeptics I knew at the time I didn’t experience anything like regret over losing my religion. One of the things that frustrated me was that I didn’t know any Latin-Americans who were vocally irreligious. I knew a few who would tell me about their irreligious views overtime, but none of them were or are vocal even now. I want to become a leader among Latin-Americans both as a irreligious voice, and as a someone who works to change the way people in the United States view Latin-Americans. This election has been of particular interest of mine, and despite a personal rule I have to avoid talking about politics (which I break from time to time) I am working on more than a few posts about what this election means to me as a Latin-American (I know identity politics are a touchy issue, but I don’t think it can be avoided in the wake of the rhetoric used during this election).
I have deeply missed this community and I hope to become a serious, albeit a tad bit infrequent contributor to this network. I originally thought that I could maintain both blogs equally but I now realize that that’s FAR harder than I thought it would be and I have no qualms about admitting this. I love the community on both networks and I intend to contribute seriously to both. I think it’s better for me to focus on attempting quality over quantity, and I hope my future posts on here reflect this new approach of mine. Ultimately I believe that this blog can produce serious contributions to a global conversation taking place in multiple languages about skepticism and about the impact skepticism can have.
That being said, I hope we can converse in the comments section. I would love to know what’s going on in your lives. I missed you guys a lot and I am happy to be here once again. Have a great day everyone! If you want to regularly converse with me, check out my Twitter and we can chat about whatever you want to talk about!