Jerry Coyne has been given a good bit of space in the cheesy but widely read newspaper USAToday, and he used it to pen a maniacally unapologetic Gnu Atheist screed. It’s beautiful. I can’t wait for the indignant reactions to pour in. Distracted businessmen will be reading their free copies over their hotel coffee tomorrow, and getting goosed when they open it to that page.
Also, the LA Times covered the secular humanism conference. It’s a bit of a mixed bag; it claims that there was scorn heaped on believers, and that attendees were calling them ignorant and stupid. This was not the case. Even my contribution, which was fairly outspoken, did no such thing.
On the other hand, it did quote me a couple of times, so the reporter got something right. I’ve been told several times that people loved that simple line where I said hearing about ‘spirituality’ made me want to puke…I have to confess, though, that I put about zero thought into that line. It was spontaneous and entirely from the heart.