So... the "FNF" moniker was mine. Many people think Rudy ("the old guy") said it or made it up, but he didn't. About me, he said, "...he's fat and he's gay, but he's smart." Hehehehehe... I love Rudy. And, yes... My plan is to attend the Reason Rally, though I have no official role and can't yet confirm that I'll be there.
To be honest, I don't find believing in a conspiracy to be unskeptical by definition. Watergate was a conspiracy, yet we all agree it happened. The real 9/11 orchestrators -Al Qaeda- also conspired, yet we all agree that happened.
So atheists who are Truthers aren't unskeptical by definition; it could be that they are on to something - certainly not comparable to the paranormal in that sense.
What worries me is the clear "conspiracist thinking" though. John seems to think that he can simply point out strange points in the official story ("Hey how did this building fall?" "What's this stream of metal?") and then magically think they make his thesis stronger. They don't. Not only do these things, even if they were actually unexplained, not make his thesis stronger, but there actually are perfectly sensible explanations about them, made my competent and qualified engineers.
To dismiss all that and cling to an ideological narrative based on unreviewed research. That's the part that's unskeptical.
Meteor I've never been to. But Sunset is wicked cool. It's our most recently-erupted volcano in the area. Hundreds upon hundreds of volcanos dot the whole area around Flagstaff and Sunset last erupted 950-800 years ago. Left very Hawaii-like lava flows. Plus, if you're into Native history, plenty of that around here as well. Including several ruins.
Hi thanks for the welcome. Yes I went from Catholicism and all its traditions and customs and idolatry, lol, to JW and its strict unwavering constant indoctrination...then a long lag of time where I was simply agnostic but still always thought the JW's were the one's who had it right...and then it was a life changing event that flipped the switch for me and gave me the epiphanal moment where I knew with all clarity suddenly that there was no such thing as god. it hadn't been something I'd ever wondered about or pondered. I thought I'd always known there was god, just who's path was the correct one was my only issue. and then one day I simply knew I'd been wrong, that there simply is no god. And well here I am, being true to myself now for the first time in my life.
Thanks for the comments. And I know the trepidation you feel about putting Pro-Atheist/Pro-Science/anti-religion stuff on your car. I was hesitant for quite a while for the same reasons as your: damage to my truck from those who don't share my view, especially since most damage would probably be below my deductible. But I did put things on, in stages. First thing on the tailgate, the EVOLVE fish, right next to the GMC letters (of course, that could be interpreted in several ways now). Second thing, a sticker that says Freedom From Religion above the license plate. Still no damage. Third thing, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, divided in 2 on opposite sides of the back bumper since it didn't fit on either side--makes a better impact this way. I'll have to upload a photo soon of the tailgate. But do indeed put yourself out there, to just above your comfort level. You never know what comments you'll get, but all will be interesting! (Wore my Church/State Keep them Separate T-shirt to the drug store the other day, and the cashier said she liked my shirt. Now, I don't know if she was an Atheist or a Christian/Jew who realizes the truth in the statement. Either way, or some other view, I smiled and thanked her.)