I created the new blog "The Gospel According to St. Bastard" for a very specific reason. It was when it struck me that I knew I was toning down my writing on my main blog in order to not hurt religious people who are close to me, and whose feelings I care a great deal about.
I don't respect their beliefs. I can't do that, I'm just not that guy. However I do respect my family and friends, very often despite their beliefs. It was because of my respect and love for them that I was unconsciously toning down my writing.
So, I had to make a decision. I couldn't ignore the fact that I was editing myself, and it was troubling that I was. My choices were to let fly on my main blog and damn the consequences or start a new blog with the intent and purpose of allowing me that outlet without risking the integrity of the relationships that I enjoy with certain family and friends.
What would you have done in this situation?