Friday, July 23, 2010

Hello and welcome to my blog. It isn't your everyday 'pish-posh' blog that will tell you where to buy the best pair of skinny jeans, or where your Aunt Lou can go for a great salad in New York. No, this is a deep and dark, yet sincere blog, one of those that makes you either hate the blogger, love the blogger, or eye them suspiciously in the in-betweens of trying to pretend you're not interested in what this crazy blogger is ranting about.

I am, or was, a missionary kid. Now I am an atheist, (and an anthropologist). This is the me that I've been hiding for too long. Two summers ago I lost my final grip on what I was taught my entire life, and about a year ago, in my lovely birthmonth of April, I finally admitted myself an atheist.

My husband, also a missionary kid, is also an atheist. But he's a physicist. Anyway, yes, we have each other, but honestly, I have yet to meet another missionary kid (MK) to admit to me, or anyone else, that they too have come to the same conclusion. I guess we are a rarity, and a married rarity at that - for mk's from the same island to go off, find each other in another life, and then become atheists together - these mks who have a long line of missionaries in their families. To me, so far, it's rather an exquisite rarity. But I am hoping to find that it is NOT a rarity. So please, if you are an mk, who has found themselves in the same situation, (maybe not married to another mk-atheist) then welcome to my blog! And welcome, anyone else who are interested in following along my journey of starting my rational, atheistic life anew.


  1. Why did you not continue blogging? It would be interesting to see more. I am an MK and an atheist (as is my sister), and we also come from a long line of missionaries.

  2. Hello! I got really busy with work, etc. I will be continuing this blog, especially now I have an interested audience! I am so happy to hear that there are other mk atheists out there. SO happy. I hope you can benefit from my thoughts on here.