Hamelin, a self-educated software engineer who has in the past served as a Secular Web Forum moderator, has had a lifelong interest in philosophy and physics. He also has a rich religious background. Although born into Catholicism, he went to an Episcopalian school, attended Quaker meetings for several years, considered himself a pagan at another point and even dabbled in a religious cult. Hamelin has happily pronounced himself "irreligous" for more than a decade now. His blogs are located at barefootbum.blogspot.com and accidentaltutor.blogspot.com.