Hi Bill Congratulations on joining us. Welcome to this world of rationality and peace, where pure common sense can be quite enough to lead to the open freethinking wisdom common to non-believers, critical thinkers and knowledge enthusiasts like you and us. We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 730 discussion topics and 3700 members. http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
Welcome, Mr Cooke. And, for any atheist who doesn't happen to know Bill Cooke, be advised that he is a prolific and articulate writer/historian of freethought and atheism (I've got three of his books and want more), a world traveler (who'll come to your conference ANYWHERE for a pittance), a lover of curry, and a damned (word used advisedly) fine fellow.
"@blue pashima. The woman being interviewed by Blitzer has a TON of class!
@Randall. I tend to agree about rednecks. Personal bias on my part, but the sound of Country and Western music is, to me, the equivalent of a knife scraping against a…"
"There are a TON of assumptions out there about atheists, mostly promulgated by believers and very often by believers who have NEVER MET an atheist! This is where speaking out continues to be so very important, and me 'at's off to you…"