To Mohan Gautam
I have retired now, but I continue to do research which produces papers in archaeology (megaliths, Stonehenge, archaeoastronomy, . . . ) and in meteorology (tornadoes).
So there are British and Euro conferences to attend, and a Euro Summer School where I teach European prehistory.
Dr. Meaden, I appreciate your warm welcome to Atheist Nexus and kind words of support regarding my academic ambitions. I am very happy to be a part of this virtual community and connect with others who do not believe in religion. Thank you!
I appreciate the welcome message. I'm currently working on tests of Kurdish (although I don't speak it, I work with native speakers). I notice that many people these days limit their intake of ideas to sources they already agree with. I intend not to do the same, but it's nice to have at least one like-minded source. In any case, rational skepticism is not a dogmatic set of beliefs and atheism is not a religion or dogma, so I don't think I'll be drowning in ideology.
Thanks for the welcome! I am in Jacksonville, Florida, where Southern Baptists abound. Hellfire and brimstone is around every corner and I am surely on my way to eternal damnation. It is a relief to have an outlet and to see so many like-minded people here on this site. When will the U.S. stop suffocating people with Christianity I wonder.