New – putting on new shoes

Ok – so wordpress is new to me at this point. I have LJ accounts but wanted something different to post a new type of blog. So here I am.

My handle – S.C.A.Walrus
Sceptical Cynical Atheistic Walrus

The first three should be self explanitory – but for practice, here we go.
From Dictionary dot com
sceptical or skeptical (ˈskɛptɪkəl) [Click for IPA pronunciation guide]
1. not convinced that something is true; doubtful
2. tending to mistrust people, ideas, etc, in general
3. of or relating to sceptics; sceptic

In this case all three pretty much apply, yes, I am a sceptic and proud of it.

Cynical – from the same dictionary
   [sin-i-kuhl] Show IPA
1. like or characteristic of a cynic; distrusting or disparaging the motives of others.
2. showing contempt for accepted standards of honesty or morality by one’s actions, especially by actions that exploit the scruples of others.
3. bitterly or sneeringly distrustful, contemptuous, or pessimistic.

This most of the common population transposes for sceptical – it makes me angry and bitter, making me cynical …. along with the BS handwaving empty headed explanations that are usually expected to convince me to cow-tow to the wool fleecing point of view.

Atheistic – again with dictionary dot com
   [ey-thee-is-tik] Show IPA
pertaining to or characteristic of atheists or atheism; containing, suggesting, or disseminating atheism

to expand – atheist
   [ey-thee-ist] Show IPA
a person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being or beings.

Leaving us with Walrus
   [wawl-ruhs, wol-] Show IPA
noun, plural -rus·es, (especially collectively) -rus.
a large marine mammal, Odobenus nosmarus, of arctic seas, related to the seals, and having flippers, a pair of large tusks, and a tough, wrinkled skin.

Ok – so I am not actually a walrus. The keyboard would be a little hard to use ….
It’s a nickname that was painted on my back by some jealous students. But rather than cry about it, I adopted it. Yes I am better in the water than out, yes I have whiskers, and yes, I am a large mammal.

So – there you have it, a large marine mammal who is bitter and pessamistic, who doesn’t believe in god(s) and who doesn’t trust a lot of things people say …. fair description.


~ by scawalrus on October 23, 2011.

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