Hi all. I'm Chris from the middle of nowhere Missouri. I found the site after reading a newspaper blurb about that teacher who was fired from the catholic school a couple of weeks ago. I basically spent all day at work reading the forums and have since been just hanging back and checking things out. (funny side not- I work in radio and was working the Sunday morning shift which is full of religious music and church services). I figured it was time to say hi and start interacting now that I've seen how things go on here.
I'm a 34 year old divorced father of a 6 year old (going on 16) girl. As I said I work in radio, doing news and local high school sports play-by-play. I have a super wide group of interests and am typically that guy that's pretty good at a lot of crap but not great at any of it. Obviously I love sports but wasn't big enough or fast enough to make it so I talk about them. Love playing the drums, video games, Star Wars, and many other "dorky" items.
Was raised in a "good christian" home and tried to find the church that was right for me until college when after about the 8th different one I said "Nope. Science makes a hell of a lot more sense to me." Much of the family still thinks it's a phase (that's lasted 16 years). I don't begrudge anyone their beliefs as long as they leave me to my non-belief, however I HATE it when someone just "believes" because "they're supposed to" without any thought or research of their own.
Anyway now that my few lines of introduction have turned into "War & Peace" I say hello and thanks to whom ever developed this site.