So I guess I’m saturated with the perspective she presents, having heard so much of it. You can only hear “so you think you’re a special snowflake” so many times before it gets boring.
After many years of watching atheism change (and I’ve never been atheist, but I’ve been through a few religious things and never had any animosity towards religion) – it was frustrating because it was hard to find someone mirroring my perspective.
I think you may like it. *This* is the kind of skepticism I prefer. What fascinates me about this, is that I came to agnosticism from the OPPOSITE DIRECTION entirely.
I WENT through a bunch of religious things, while remaining skeptical but curious.
But he went through a bunch of ATHEIST things, the whole rational/reason/skeptical/atheist mashup – before coming to the same conclusions as me.
Two opposite directions, reaching the same reasonable middle.
I’m picky about who I hold up and say, “This person represents my way of thinking closely enough” and he’s one of the rare fits.