I don't know that I've ever had such a good time on a trip where I wasn't on vacation. Having attended the Reason Rally for a few hours and subsequently attending my first American Atheist Convention, I felt like I could listen to these people for an entire week and still not get enough. Not to mention that now I have so many topics that I cannot wait to add to my blog, I simply can't make up my mind where I should start.
But of course, as my luck would have it, my workdays have been so frantic that I haven't had a moment to settle down since returning from Washington D.C. Tuesday evening. Alas, I haven't even had the energy over the past two evenings to transfer the pictures I took from my phone to my computer, much less commit to writing a proper post.
Don't judge... Because I'm not being lazy, I'm just being sleepy.
Anyway, I wanted to say that since my time at the Atheist Convention, I have been inspired much more than I ever would have imagined. And I'm not just talking about getting overwhelmed with awe as I watched presentations from some of the most prolific atheist activists, either. I'm talking about moments where it took everything I had to hold back the tears. The convention was that good.
I don't want to spoil anything, but let's just say I've been introduced to something that I think is going to change our movement forever. And who else would have thought of it, but Dr. Richard Dawkins? Which, by the way, I finally was able to get Dr. Dawkins to sign my copy of, "The God Delusion". That's right. Choke on that for a while...
In the meantime, I suggest looking into another organization with which I'll be getting myself more involved. Recovering From Religion aims to help those that have abandoned religion, but find that they still suffer from the pressures that religion can leave behind. It seems like a very good fit for me, and I'll have more updates on how I'm hoping to help bring this organization to the DFW area in subsequent posts. And just so you know, Jerry DeWitt, the Executive Director of RR, is the definition of utter awesomeness. Seriously.
Oh, and did I mention that I finally fulfilled one of my life's ambitions - to get Richard Dawkins signed my copy of, "The God Delusion"???