At Least Nobody Was Mean to Us
I was interested to see that front and center among the comments about the AAI gathering was this little tidbit:
"- No atheist had a single negative comment about RRS to any of our faces (17 of us)."
I mean, I could understand why that might be notable had you attended, say, the Southern Baptist Convention. But why was this an expectation going in to what should have been a gathering of fellow travellers? And "to any of our faces" seems to imply that you suspect that people aren't being open with you. Given that you showed up in such force, what's Sam Harris going to do? I mean, sure, he's a scrapper, but I don't think he could take more than five of you at once. Dawkins would be good for maybe four...he's faded a little, but he's still got a pretty impressive roundhouse kick for an academic.
On a note of appreciation, I wanted to thank you guys for giving me this month's Troll's Choice Award. It's an honor...I'm the very toast of Trollville.