Hi. Matt here

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    I was here several months ago but I’m back. What should I write about myself? Religiously, I’m an easy-going agnostic. Politically, I’m an independent moderate. I have a few select positions that reflect Republican conservatism. In other areas, I probably come across as a Democrat. All things considered (along with the degrees to which I value them) I am probably just left of the political center.

    I’m a philosophic pragmatic relativist. I believe that there are very few, if any, absolutes – and in time, my opinion on the degree to which that comment is accurate might change. I believe that people should be taught critical thinking skills – not what to think but how to think. In the area of ethics, people should be encouraged to think for themselves – not blindly follow any old religious book or contemporary charismatic individual.

    I understand that there is no perfect political talk-show host but I prefer Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann to Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.

    More later.
     
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    Welcome aboard (or back, that is). Love your signature.
     
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    welcome back
     
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    Welcome (back) Matt.
    I will say though, in my personal experience, most that classify themselves as independent moderate's generally are just right of leftist extremism.
    I hope you prove to be the exception, we've got enough independent moderate extremists on this board. :)
     
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    we have soemthing in common,Im an atheist as well.dont know anything about Maddow or olberman but im glad we agree that Hannity and colmes suck.
     

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