Hey Houston! I was born in Pasadena and I think I've still got family thereabouts, but I guess I have thankfully never laid eyes on the place. I'm supposing that it's a no-man's land as far as reason goes?
Gotta hand it to Houston, though. They did hold the Texas Freethought Convention/Atheist Alliance of America there last October. I went there, and well over 700 people showed up. Though I wish it could've been over 7,000, at least I took some comfort in knowing that not all Texans are Bible-thumping zombies.
Wow, 700. That's not really all that much, is it? How many people live in the Houston area? It's gotta be over a million, no? So not even a 1000th of the population? Still, I guess that's a lot better than elsewhere in the world. Imagine 700 atheists in, say, Kabul. I dunno though, that's still depressing. Now I'm depressed. Thanks Meek. :-)
I would have been there in a heartbeat if the tic's had not been so expensive.
Ah, well that explains it. Thanks Ted, I'm not depressed anymore! :-)
Always happy to make somebody smile! lol
Do you? know when the next convention be held in Houston
They're planning on holding it in Austin next fall last I heard.
You think Houston's bad, head up 59 about a hundred miles! It's Reyudneyuk Jeeezuz Hell up here! Houston is heaven in a free-thinking sort'of way!
Lol! Well I guess when you put it that way! :-)
As Teal'c would say, "Indeed."
Or as Spock would say...
Well, he wouldn't say anything, just raise an eyebrow.