It’s Late and I’m Tired…

But I can’t go to bed without offering three things from the first day of The New Humanism conference that will make you completely jealous.

And some guy named Salman Rushdie spoke, too.

Let this be a lesson to those of you not at Harvard: the next time an atheist/Humanist convention comes around, you better sign up! (And no excuses about having “a job” or “a kid” or “my own wedding”… get your priorities straight.)

Actually, Atheist Alliance International‘s convention in Washington DC this September looks like it’s going to have the atheist trifecta of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett. More information on that coming soon.

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  • Cat’s Staff

    You get all the fun.

    Did you propose to Rebecca? I think she’s collecting proposals…might as well get your name on the list.

  • Kerry

    I love this site. It’s so refreshing to find a nonangry atheist in this day of Dawkins and Harris. But it’s more than refreshing–it’s essential if theists (like myself) and atheists ever hope to talk to one another–not for the purposes of converting each other, but simply sharing wisdom and building community. Thanks! I’m linking your blogsite!

  • Bjorn Watland

    Agreed Karry, thanks for your critism of Dawkins on your site. At times, it feels as if The God Delusion will turn into a bible, and Dawkins a prophet. There are atheists who never feel Dawkins or Harris are confrontational, but the tables get turned when you are a believer, it’s really evident, because it touches you a little more, sticks out.

  • Saint Gasoline

    I wish I lived on the frickin’ east coast!

    And could afford to go places like that!

    And didn’t have a crippling fear of socialization!

  • Mriana

    Great pics, Hemant. It does make one a little jealous and wishing they were there, but I’m glad you are sharing the fun you are having. Thank you so much for sharing. :)