Last year I was invited to speak at several national conferences, but could not attend a single one because I was deployed. I gave this speech in Fort Lauderdale Florida last month, at the FLASH / American Atheists regional meetup. It was my first official public speaking engagement.
I had to follow a pretty awesome talk from my boss, Dave Silverman. To my relief, there was plenty of applause and laughter in all the right places.
A fellow foxhole atheist – whom I had not previously met – recorded this and I really appreciate all of his hard work here. I know it’s long, but please give it a shot – and let me know what you thought.