Richard Holliday

You say you're an atheist, but do you feel that term makes it into a "religion" itself? Like something to follow/to abide by? Would you classify your views another way maybe? How do you feel about militant atheists?

No, because being an atheist is akin to choosing "switching the TV off" when asked my favourite channel. There is no definite rules by which an atheist has to live to be called an atheist, one just to believe in no higher power. I'd say that I was an agnostic atheist but I live my life on the assertion that I cannot know that God does not exist but think it very improbable. Likewise, I could never attend so-called "atheist churches" that you may have read about in the media because that would be a gross violation of the entire point of being an atheist. Militant atheists that seek to ridicule theists or who judge a person's opinion on any subject on the basis of their religion (I've been guilty of both in the past but seek to avoid it) really forget the golden rule of atheism: don't be a d**k about it.

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Why do you have such a high opinion of yourself when you are quite clearly socially challenged (particularly when it comes to women, although a lack of body confidence probably has something to do with that)?

lol, wtf?!
This question came across as pretty confrontational. I wouldn't say I have a high opinion of myself on a personal level; rather, I feel my work is Not Complete Shit and thus deserves a bigger airing than I feel it gets at the moment. I'd be intrigued as to know why you feel I'm thinking highly of myself?
I've actually had a history of feeling quite bad about myself (high school was very tough socially) and yeah, I'm indeed socially awkward; my introverted nature is certainly at play there. Mentioning "body confidence" and issues with women shows you're missing the point or don't really know me; sure, I suppose body confidence is a low-lying issue for me but not in regards to women as I'm actually asexual.
And I'm happy about that.
Intrigued as to who asked this as it's a pretty deep dissection by the looks of it. Bit saddened that whoever posted this doesn't seem to know me as well as I'd like.

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How many people do you consider your "best friends?"

A few. I don't really have "best friends" per se; though there are a few people I'd say I can talk more deeply to.
Yes, some of them are IRL and some are interweb people.

Could you live without a computer?

Probably, though my wrist would kill me.
(Because I'd have to write long-hand; get your mind out of the gutter!) :-P

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