I have been off my blog for a few days while I attended The American Atheist conference in Atlanta. Had a hugely fun time. Athiests know how to have fun but I have to say that the Alabame Atheist contingent with Blair Scott could take the prize (if there was one). The height of the conference was the debaptizing ceremony led by Edwin Kagin and his cronies. It is a simple process, quick and painless by hair dryer no less!
The official sacrilegious food was peanut butter crackers and root beer. Several hundred got debaptized and received an official certificate.
I am happy to say the book sales were outstanding in part because of some new friends who went about hawking the book to people. John and Fran Welte did everything but put sandwich boards on to get the word out. They are fun people. In addition, at this moment, the State of Alabama has more copies of The God Virus than any other state. Who would have thought Alabama would get so interested in The God Virus? I heard rumors that Blair Scott threatened to excommunicate any of his group that did not buy it. I couldn't verify the rumor, but there sure were a lot of Alabama people buying the book.
As usual, the presenters at the AA conference were outstanding. The one presentation that brought me to tears was by Nate Phelps, formerly of the Fred Phelps family. Nate gave a very moving account of his life growing up under the tyranny of Fred Phelps and his cult in Topeka. If you don't know about the Phelps family, read about him here
Dr. Richard Dawkins also had a great presentation. If you have never been to an AA convention, you are missing one of the best events for your mind on the planet. There are more intelligent people per square foot at an AA conference than about any where on earth.