Well, today is a big day for me and my friend Neece. We are both bloggers living hundreds of miles from one another collaborating to launch a new blog; one we feel may be fairly unique in all of blogging history. When else have two people with diametrically opposed worldviews had the courage to take one another by the hand and boldly step into the public arena with their thoughts? If you know of such an effort, I’d love to hear of it so I can take notes! Until then, I’m going to assume we’re breaking some fairly uncharted territory with this. It’s a bit scary, but incredibly exciting as well. Neece and I have been talking for four months through email. We’ve worked through a lot, including ways to respectfully approach one another even with our vastly different ideas about many things. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished so far and have been delighted at how we’ve collaborated in the past four days in particular.
That’s right, four months to work through our relationship to the point of considering each other friends, and four days to come up with a concept for and design a blog together. The whole process went extremely smoothly as we worked out color scheme, header details and what our blog would be called, among other particulars. I’m very impressed with Neece’s skills and I think she was happy with my input as well. It was a lot of fun putting this together. Now all we need are a few readers!
We’re trying to keep this reasonable. To that end, we’ll post just once a week each Thursday. Our respective words will be distinguished by text color. And our comment policy, due to the potentially volatile nature of our having such different viewpoints, will be fairly strict. We do want to engage with readers and we’ll accept disagreement, but we will expect that it be done in a respectful way.
This is a bit of an experiment, so bear with us. If you know of anyone who might be interested in learning with us, please send them here: http://www.atheistcatholic.com/
Our introductory post, which went live the other day with only a few people knowing, explains more about how it was that we came together. And our launch post explaining our journeys and hopes should be up by the time you read this.
Thanks in advance for your interest in An Atheist and a Catholic. We look forward to its potential, and to our continued explorations of our worldviews, as well as our commonalities, hopes and dreams.
Q4U: So what do you think? Are we out of our minds, or do you find this as intriguing a concept as we do?