A Committee of One

here I am

(I wrote this several years ago but it is still applicable today)

I am one man.

I do not represent any group or any other person but myself.

I alone am responsible for what I do, say, or write.

I don’t represent my wife, children, extended family, or the family dog.

In the Gerencser family we don’t practice group-think.

In the Gerencser family everyone is free to be whoever and whatever they want to be.

Yes, I am an atheist but that doesn’t mean my wife or children are.

Yes, I am a liberal but that doesn’t mean my wife or children are.

Freethought applies to everyone in the Gerencser family, not just me.

It offends me when local Christians judge my wife or children based on what I do, say, or write.

They ask, in whispered voices, isn’t Bruce Gerencser their father or isn’t she married to Bruce Gerencser?

Evidently being related to an atheist is an awful, dreadful thing. What drives such thinking? What makes Christians so judgmental that they refuse to treat people different from them with respect?

My wife and children are not me.

I am a committee of one.

I own what I do, say, or write.

I am not ashamed of what I do, say, or write.

If you want to attack someone attack me.

If you want to gossip about someone gossip about me.

If you want to judge someone worthy of the wrath of God, the judgment of God, and hell, judge me.

I don’t hide who or what I am, and I am not ashamed to say that I am an atheist.

I am not afraid to say that I think Christianity is a man-made religion and the Bible is a man-made book.

I am not afraid to say that heaven and hell are a myth, relics of a religion that worships a God that rewards or punishes people based on fidelity to him.

If you want to go after someone, if you want to attack someone, here I am.

Come out of the shadows.

Quit being the kind of gossips the Bible condemns.

Man up, woman up, and stand up for your God and your Bible.

Quit hurling anonymous, veiled invectives towards my family.

I am not hiding from you.

I am right here.

No need to question people with the last name of Gerencser about their affiliation with me.

They are all related to me but they are not responsible for what I do, say, or write.

I alone am responsible.

I am a committee of one.

Comment (1)

  1. Becky Wiren

    But the fundies that attack you are perfectly comfortable to attack your family. What a horrible collection of people they are.


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