I have been a professor of philosophy and religion for over 14 years, and have taught in some of the best universities in the United States. I prefer to remain relatively anonymous, but have come out of obscurity somewhat in order to promote critical thinking.  The name I primarily use  on the internet (Cathy Cooper) is a pseudonym--it is not my real name. I use this name not only to protect myself against fundamentalists with certain agendas, but to also point out that in the case of forming arguments, names are meaningless, as validity and rationality of thought is what matters, and is my primary concern.This should concern readers as well, and they should be more concerned with the  arguments I present as opposed to my identity. Keep in mind that just because someone has a degree, or is a professor, does not mean they are a scholar or deserve any respect as a scholar. 

For arguments sake, whether or not I am a professor (some claim I am not) is neither here nor there--as it is the arguments that count--not my credentials.  In fact, two of my favorite "philosophers" had no such credentials.  They were John Stuart Mill, and Malcolm X.  And as Muhammad Ali once said, "If a mosquito can pull a plow, don't ask how. Hitch him up."  To paraphrase, "If a blogger can construct an argument, don't ask how, just present your counter."

My arguments speak for themselves. It really does not matter if one is a derelict or a Harvard scholar--it is the arguments that I am concerned with.  I had been allowing anyone to comment, but I decided to only allow comments that stick to the arguments.  Red herrings, ad hominem or any other distractions from the arguments will not be allowed--unless it is to illustrate a point.

If you have a critique of my argument, or a comment that adds something to the discussion, I will post it.  I am also currently writing a book on the subject of Christianity which is extremely controversial, but I am prepared for the backlash.  

I am a feminist, a pragmatist, and also an Ignostic Atheist, meaning I believe there are better explanations for phenomena, rather than saying "goddidit."  In fact, the supernatural is always going to be the LEAST likely explanation for things.  This blog is dedicated to taking the "supernatural" out of the equation using  logic and reason.

On a more personal note, since so many Christians seem to believe that we atheists are unhappy, immoral people, I just want to point out that this negative stereotype has no foundation.  I am happy to say that not only have I been 'perfect' for a long time (meaning I have not willfully done anything wrong) I am also very, very happy.--no gods required.