Kansas is not a state that I used to seeing good news from, at least not on the rational front. So it’s good to see that there’s a group putting together a festival to celebrate and endorse freethought.
ReasonFest ’11 (facebook page) is a free event scheduled for May 6-7 in the Woodruff Auditorium in Lawrence, KS. The press release describes it as ” a two-day festival on atheism, secularism and naturalism with various speakers, such as Dan Barker, Darrel Ray, Annie Laurie Gaylor and Hemant Mehta.” The main event will be a debate on the existence of God between Dan Barker and John-Mark Miravalle, a religion instructor at the School of Faith.
They’ve put together a promo (which gets a bit loud):
For those interested, here’s the press release: