I may get to make some new friends

I’m at my gate waiting to fly off to Reasonfest.

There is an elderly man and a young woman across from me talking about working at their respective churches.  I hope I sit next to one of them.

I’m wearing my Friendly Neighborhood Atheist hoodie and reading The End of Christianity.  It’ll be a great opportunity for the to save me.

Crommunist suggested telling them you’ll join their church, they just have to do a better job than the other at establishing that theirs is the true church.

I’ve been watching these plane crash documentaries lately and I’ve learned a few things about airplanes.  I was telling my dad earlier about some of the newer systems, such as one that can automatically land the plane without using any of the standard steering controls (flaps, ailerons, rudder, etc.).  It only adjusts the thrust in the engines.  I also described the genius behind several of the redundant backups for various systems in a plane so that a single failure can never cripple the airplane.

It occurred to me that if prayer worked at all we would have no need for those systems.

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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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