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About Jerome

I am a senior C# developer in Johannesburg, South Africa. I am also a recovering addict, who spent nearly eight years using methamphetamine. I write on my recovery blog about my lessons learned and sometimes give advice to others who have made similar mistakes, often from my viewpoint as an atheist, and I also write some C# programming articles on my programming blog.

Asking for help without stating the problem you need to solve is like asking for directions without stating your destination.

I’ve read similar complaints from Raymond Chen’s blog a long time ago, so I gather this is not an isolated problem. It seems to be a common problem where people (who are not stupid) ask for help, but because they … Continue reading

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How come ghosts wear clothes?

This morning I awoke to a strange sound. It sounded like a vacuum cleaner or some kind of road machinery, droning on and on while I had my morning bath. Actually that was a good thing… it snapped me out … Continue reading

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Why do atheists say we disbelieve in “gods” rather than “god”?

First of all, reblogging is cool. Stealing other people’s content is not. There’s a fine line between the two, but seriously (and you know who you are), please stop. At least add your own content. For example, how does your … Continue reading

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Why don’t you believe?

Someone trolled the South African Atheists Facebook group with, “Why don’t you believe?” So… This was my answer. I have written similar things here before, but this, in a nutshell, is the simplest answer I have for not believing in … Continue reading

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Do you ever look at yourself and wonder “what if”?

When I was a toddler we had a neighbour, an old woman named Mrs Twine, who gave piano lessons. One day, after I sat with her while she played, she remarked to my parents that I was a natural, since … Continue reading

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On drugs, we adjust and it becomes our new “normal”

There’s probably a psychological term for what I’m thinking of, but I wouldn’t know what it is. Anyway, recently I was reading an interview with the former bassist from New Order – I forget his name and it isn’t important … Continue reading

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Why I don’t debate theists on Facebook any more.

When I first realized how passionate I was about atheism, and as I thought about the person whose argument changed my mind when I still believed at age sixteen, I spent a lot of time in atheist versus theist debate … Continue reading

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