Right now I'm reading books by Richard Dawkins and Carl Sagan (I enjoyed Sagan's 'Cosmos' series very much and currently own a copy on DVD).
If the reader knows either of the names above, yes those are world renowned scientists and both adopted a rather anti-religious theme when it came to their world views. Their world view is essentially mine. I don't think anyone has the authority or privilege on speaking about the supernatural... even less speaking for the supernatural as most religious leaders claim to do. Then those same people have the audacity to turn around and call rational thinkers arrogant and presumptuous for claiming to know everything... which is something neither Carl Sagan did or Richard Dawkins does. Nor do any rational and non-religious person claims to be either all knowing or have access to the full extent of information possible concerning our cosmos.
To follow that up: yes, that means I have a HUGE beef with Young-Earth Creationists who insist that the Earth is around 10,000 to 6,000 years old and that the flood as described in Genesis is a literal story entailing a wooden boat containing over 10,000 species of spider... not including the rest of the animal/land dwelling/flying genomes. Some people seem to get confused over this matter so I will follow this up with I accept Darwin's theory of evolution to its fullest extent and meaning.
That said, nowhere in Darwin's theory is it outlined that there is no god... simply because he doesn't have anything to say on the subject of god, let alone the Abrahmic themed god that many people still worship (or claim to worship) today. Nor does any field of science have anything to say on the existence of a god, or pixies or demons... etc. Why? Because science can't make any claims on subject that either exist in the supernatural... or don't exist at all.
Even with all of that, never let it be said that I don't have respect for people's spirituality or religion... because I do. I have three people in history that I look up to. Two of them are unarguably religious: Mohatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln. These were men that did the best they could for the equality of opportunity for all people. Each of them were tragically shot and killed by hateful individuals.
“Faith... Must be enforced by reason...When faith becomes blind it dies.”~ Mohatma Gandhi
"Matter flows from place to place and momentarily comes together to be you. Some people find this thought disturbing, I find the reality thrilling."~Richard Dawkins
Other than that, most of my life is personal. I'm not going to share that information with a bunch of more or less anonymous people. If you want to get to know me, talk to me. Either by messaging or chatting, the bottom line is I'm not going to do that here on my profile for essentially the whole world to see.
It's a small group, just me an 4 other guys, but we get the job done.
As a result my skills are best applied to programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator (I know, redundant... but it's a program!), Cinema 4d, After Effects, Flash, 3D studio max etc.
So in a way I live by the phrase, "Better to stay silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."
A Day for Damnation, David Gerrold
A Matter for Men, David Gerrold
Voyage of the Star Wolf, David Gerrold
Pale Blue Dot, Carl Sagan
Contact, Carl Sagan (film was fun too.)
The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins
Casablanca (one of my faves)
Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan (A guilty pleasure)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Big Lebowski
Pirate Radio (recent, but instant classic for me)
Music (by band/group):
A Perfect Circle
Blue Man Group
I prefer it not moving...
Company to share it with.
As a great man once said, "An organism at war with itself is an organism that is doomed to fail."
Okay... in the Army my nickname was, "Mother Fucking Pearce", you happy?