A bit from my debate opening tonight.

Hey guys.  I’m sitting here in Santa Cruz getting ready to go debate Peter Payne on whether or not ethics requires a foundation in god.  As always I’m putzing with my opening even up to the debate.  Here’s a bit I added that made me smile:

It makes absolutely no sense to call a god who conceived of cancer and which commanded genocides “benevolent”, even if it is asserted that such a god also told us not to steal.  If you redefine “benevolent” to include such a god, you have made the word all but meaningless.

I’m so tired.  Two straight months on the road is more tiring than I ever would have imagined.  Tomorrow I leave at 4:15am PST and arrive home at 11:38pm EST.  I’ll finally get some rest.  Don’t get me wrong: I love doing what I do and I wouldn’t trade it for the world…but I just want to sleep in my own bed.

And I want to spend some time reading and writing and my usual pace.  May will be the time for that.  :)  Wish me luck!

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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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