Will Friday

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Internet
Occupation Director of Web Technology
Location Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Introduction Among other things, I am an atheist, ex-Christian, ex-clergy, software engineer, artist, writer, actor, husband, father and grandfather. I have an MS in Information Systems. I'm an avid reader and I research the best information I can find on each side of these issues. I've studied the scriptures of Abrahamic religions primarily but I have done extensive reading on other religions. I was raised as a Christian but I always asked too many questions. I finally became an atheist at about thirty. I served twenty years in the Navy, fifteen of them in Military Intelligence (languages). I don't claim expertise in all areas - just a wider scope and depth of knowledge than the average guy. My posts naturally reflect my opinions but I try diligently to weed out bias and concentrate on reason, and facts. How well I succeed is a matter of opinion.
Interests Reading, Writing, Philosophy, Acting, Dancing, Sculpting, Painting, Billiards, Baseball, Darts, Chess, Programming, Carpentry
Favorite Movies The Shawshank Redemption, Children of Men, Serenity, Stranger than Fiction, The Sting, Gattaca, Matrix, Cool Hand Luke, Fight Club, Lord of The Rings, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, Braveheart, Alien, Groundhog Day
Favorite Music Classical, Billy Joel, Jazz, Broadway Musicals
Favorite Books Enders Game (Series) by Orson Scott Card, The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, The Time Traveller's Wife by Audry Niffenegger, The Universe in a Nutshell by Steven Hawking, God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens, The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein, Timescape by Gregory Benford, Next by Michael Crichton, Little Big Man by Thomas Berger, Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein, The Dark Tower (Series) and Cell by Stephen King, Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, DNA: The Secret of Life by James Watson, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, 1984 by George Orwell, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Lamb: The Gospel according to Biff - Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Inferno by Niven and Pournelle, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan, A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers, A Short Hisotry of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Once and Future King by T.H. White, Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut Jr