Irritating name for an article isn't it? It sounds like a preschooler telling about his first day on the swing, alas, it is difficult to make a good first impression.
If I were to introduce myself as a defender of belief in God I might immediately be seen as just another religious nut trying to shove his beliefs down the throats of innocent people passing by this blog.
And again, if I were to say I am a defender and promoter of science and that one of my intentions is to denounce irrationality and pseudoscience, I might equally alienate my fellow theists into thinking I m merely a religious skeptic (I do not intend to make a false dichotomy between science and religion of course).
Perhaps the best way to introduce myself would be to tell how I got to becoming a blogger. You see I am a sixteen year old high school student and I'll beat you to the punch line; yes I am a Christian and I am not at all ashamed of it. I hate to sound like I am bragging but I am leader of a ministry at my church (this is of course because--I founded the ministry) which we basically meet every Tuesday and discuss science, apologetics, and other things related to science and Christianity. We also have a newspaper which I give out each Sunday. Well I started this organization to not only promote a love for science among other Christians but also to defend the Christian faith from all angles including scientific angles.
Well anyway getting on with this tale, a little while ago (about a month) I discovered an atheist friend of mine had a blog as well as many others. After seeing her blog it wasn't very long before I was introduced to the entire atheist blogosphere (probably a term describing a constellation of blogs with similar purpose and themes). I also ran into the all the buzz about the documentary which recently came out called Expelled: No intelligence Allowed. After reading several reviews and watching Ben Stein talking about the show and evolution I was somewhat amazed at the utter lack of knowledge of the shows producers as it pertains to evolution. I soon saw the need for increased interest in science among those who are religious. I also realized that many were equating theism with anti-science. Also I was somewhat intimidated by the fact that there were so many blogs opposed to belief in God and Christianity.
Now there are Christian blogs and websites but unfortunately so many of them are not well informed and used outdated arguments and most of their case has been refuted. So being that I have the upper hand in this area I have decided to go up and start a blog to try to give reasonable defense of the Christian faith.
Rather then make a list of what I am going to discuss like some sort of college course I will just tell you basically what I intend to blog about; science, faith, and probably evolution and the creation/evolution controversy. My other plan is to provide a descent pathway of useful and accurate information about the world around you; my plan is to enlighten you, not to trick you.
And that concludes my first post on this blog, to all who are reading this, good day and God bless.