You may have noticed that I now write more about ethics, rationality, and artificial intelligence than I do about religion and atheism.
Two years ago, I wrote Why Philosophy of Religion is Awesome. But as you may have guessed, I’ve started to lose interest in the subject.
So, it’s time to call out the elephant in the room.
I’ve been hesitant to do so because I know I’ll lose some of my audience if I come out and admit that I’m not motivated to write much about religion anymore. People come to Common Sense Atheism for articles on religion and atheism, not for articles on ethics, rationality, and artificial intelligence. But, it’s time to bite the bullet.
Here’s the deal.
My podcast Why Christianity is False will continue. I will, every couple of months, publish a new post in one of my ongoing religion series: Mapping the Kalam, the Fine-Tuning Argument, and others. I will occasionally write one-off posts on religion, such as Scientists Outside the Laboratory.
But I just don’t have the time or motivation to maintain Common Sense Atheism as it was. I can’t read 150 pages on artificial intelligence each week and keep writing tons of religion articles. So, this blog will become a more personal blog, tracking along with my own interests, which will only occasionally include religion.
Morality in the Real World will definitely continue – indeed, that’s a major project that has been sucking time and interest away from writing about religion. Conversations from the Pale Blue Dot will return – talking to all those people is too damn fun to give up.
That said, I’ve already shifted to writing about religion less often. That happened months ago. If, over the past two months, you’ve gotten value from one or two posts each week on this blog, chances are good you’ll continue to get value from Common Sense Atheism.