“I get e-mail…” sometimes in a good way.
Take a look at this offer to help.
You’re so positive and awesome I sure hope I get the chance to meet you at some point. If you need any help with Rock Beyond Belief, whether it’s promotion, logistics, being a greeter, or if you’re desperate for a speaker I would be happy to help. I probably should disclose that my last public speaking engagement was the last sermon I preached just over four years ago.
Quite a bombshell of a disclosure!
Dustin writes at the excellent dwnomad blog, and also helps run a local congregation non-religious meet up group in Idaho – the West Valley Freethinkers. For whatever reason, it took me a second to ‘see it’ properly, but I really love that logo! (right)
He was a fifth generation Seventh Day Adventist. He had an epiphany about losing his faith while in the Master of Divinity seminary program. Dustin’s bio has an extremely appropriate quote:
“I still like to share the good news, of course now it’s sharing the good news of atheism. I guess the old cliche, “once a preacher, always a preacher,” holds true for me.”
It seems that Dustin Williams has a lot in common with one of our own performers, Dan Barker. Dan, of course is the illustrious co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), author, musician, and also a former evangelical preacher. We need more people like Dan and Dustin. They are intimately familiar with the source material of our religious counterparts, as well as possessing years of leadership and public speaking experience.
I told Dustin that he could indeed help out, but explained that we simply can’t stuff any more speakers onto the lineup for the time being. So he agreed to help spread the word of the issues facing foxhole atheists, as well as the Rock Beyond Belief festival on his blog. He had already showed me the importance of RSS. Quite a helpful fellow, I’d say!
He’s now on the small Media / Blogger distribution list that I maintain. If any other readers have blogs, big or small, you can drop me a line if you want to help spread the word too.