An Update, Several Months Later

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!


  1. cherbear says

    Thank you for being here. I am a longtime lurker on the FTB blogs. I, like you, was raised rigorously Roman Catholic and became an atheist in my 30’s. I currently live in a Native American reserve which is overwhelmingly Catholic. I do not have the freedom to talk about my unbelief.

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