My name is Rock Cowles. I went from being
raised in a Unitarian Universalist church to being agnostic to
Christian to agnostic atheist/ignostic.
I'm a displaced Yankee living in upstate South Carolina,
in what is commonly known as the Bible Belt Buckle. This
area has more churches per capita than any other place in the
I see the guilt, oppression, rebellion,
frustration, shame, isolation, and depression that
fundamentalist thinking and religion puts people through. I see
them going through life afraid to think for themselves and
doing so poorly on the rare occasions that they try. This area
is not twenty years behind the rest of the country in nearly
everything because it is an agricultural area, but because it
is a religious area.
I want to see people be free to think for
themselves without fear of persecution. Most of the folks here
don't even know that they don't do it already. Its frightening
in adults and heartbreaking in children.
As my atheist apologetics and understanding
clarifies, my capabilities and those of this site will grow. I
am choosing to keep this site simple and relatively bare
until I determine how it can be the most productive. In
the meantime, I welcome suggestions and feedback.
"Belief gets in the way of
— Robert A.
Please don't be a hater.
God: "Hey, Rock! It's me,
Rock: "God?" How do I know
you're really God?"
God: "I could tell you, but
then I would have to kill you."
Rock: "Never mind."
"Don't swallow the blue suppository."
- Rock Cowles
I have been a
legally ordained minister since the early
Its great fun when responding to obnoxious
proselytizing, but it is also much more. It gives you a
voice that you might not otherwise have.
The Universal Life Church will
ordain anyone free for the asking. They only have
two tenets; belief in freedom of religion, and
belief in doing
the right thing. They also over honorary doctorates so
you can be Reverend Doctor or just Doctor
legally! You can perform church services, as well as
marry , bury, and baptise people.
Their web site is ULC.net.
Beware of imposters and
- Reverend Doctor Rock