Bumping this up! Remember any donations above the cost of my plane ticket go to Foundation Beyond Belief.
I come from a whole family of card players. Poker is commonly played when I visit my childhood home. So when I got the invite to be a “celebrity” player (how do you say that without sounding pretentious as hell?) for Poker in the Church, I couldn’t hardly turn it down.
Atheists willing to contribute to the cause will be able to play in the tournament where, seated at each table, will be a popular atheist such as myself, JREF president D.J. Grothe, FtB founder Ed Brayton, and others. Which brings me to my next point…
I must defeat Ed Brayton.
The man may be the best atheist poker player in the world and he’s been talking all kinds of good shit to me in emails. I must bring him down and laugh at his tears. Some of my co-workers will be featured as well. My boss, Lyz Liddell will play, as will SSA communications director Jesse Galef.
And if you’re going to attend the festival or if you live in the area, consider playing. You can get a spectator pass for $75 and entry to the game for $250. All proceeds go to Foundation Beyond Belief. I will show no mercy though.
Oh, it’s on. Ed has thrown down the gauntlet. We also have a side bet. Victory for me not only means I get to revel in his shameful tears, but he also must attend Skepticon V wearing a shirt reading “JT is a poker god”. This only sweetens the pot for me.
Ed is going down like Ted Haggard on meth.