This is the personal blog of me, Jim Miles. I am a former teacher in a private Christian school system. This blog is me figuring out atheism, humanism, and the post-Christian life.

I am a member of a friendly, space-faring civilization. I come in peace.

“My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.” – Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles

I am also a stupendous badass, in the sense used by Neal Stephenson in his book, Cryptonomicon, chapter one, paragraph one:

“He was, by birthright, a stupendous badass, albeit in the somewhat narrow technical sense that he could trace his ancestry back up a long line of slightly less highly evolved stupendous badasses to that first self-replicating gizmo–which, given the number and variety of its descendants, might justifiably be described as the most stupendous badass of all time. Everyone and everything that wasn’t a stupendous badass was dead.”

Stephenson, Neal. Cryptonomicon. New York: Avon Press, 1999.