He is the chosen one.

Tomorrow night, I’ll be speaking at the University of Missouri, courtesy of SASHA, the SSA affiliate at the school.  I’ll spend an hour explaining why a lot of the arguments for god’s existence suck, take some questions, and then party on into the night.  Swing by if you’re free.  Bring your congregation.

I’m staying at the house of Greg Lammers, the state director for American Atheists in Missouri.  Greg has a six year-old son who apparently told his mother this morning that I remind him of NPR newscaster, Carl Kassell.  When asked why, he said “because you think he’s going to be all serious and then he does something funny.”  My heart grew three sizes.

And then I realized that Greg’s son knew who Carl Kassell was and I didn’t.  He’s six.  And the award for parents of the year goes to Greg and Katie.  Well done!

Sharing time: how are you celebrating the same-sex marriage ruling?
Taking the day off.
I got to watch the son of Fred Phelps officiate the wedding of two lesbians.
The courage of wishing a loved one were dead.
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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