Brachinus is the screen name I generally use online. I’m an atheist who’s interested in exploring the ways atheists and agnostics can relate to the rest of society without compromising their own integrity, harming the atheist “cause” (if there is such a thing) or causing unnecessary and inappropriate harm or discomfort to others.

I’m not an expert on etiquette (or atheism), and I generally don’t give a rat’s ass about the finer points of etiquette and social graces and all that, but I’ve learned over the years that getting along with people is a good thing to do when you can manage it, and that etiquette isn’t only (or mainly) about doing the “proper” thing, but often about just showing some consideration for the other people who share the world with you.

And I’m not particularly interested in the “cause” of atheism — promoting atheism as a worldview or taking a big stand for atheists getting the rights and respect they deserve. I think it’s good that there are people doing that, but I’m more interested in the questions that affect ordinary, run-of-the-mill atheists and agnostics as they try to navigate life in a world where most people believe in gods and magic, and often assume that everyone else does as well.

If you have any comments or questions, please don’t hesitate to submit them, either by commenting on a post or sending a message to Brachinus at his gmail dot com address.

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by alix1234 on May 26, 2009 at 3:58 am

    please add my web site url for you’r Blogroll……

    ( http://www.FALA1.com )



  2. What an absolutely fabulous and worthwhile site! I’ll spread the word.


  3. Posted by Brian E on September 15, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Dude, where’s the RSS feed?!?!


  4. Posted by Fribbio on September 24, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Came across your site on Dale McGowan’s blog. What a great idea! I maintain friendships with many ardent Christians and am always trying to find the fine line between getting along and compromising my beliefs (or lack thereof). I’m looking forward to reading your blog!


  5. Posted by Jim on December 14, 2009 at 9:19 am

    I agree. I like the “out” atheists but would prefer to spend my own time promoting science, reason and skepticism rather than atheism. I bonded with Genie Scott when I met her this year about being a so-called “accommodationist” and look forward to following your blog.


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