I thoroughly enjoyed Herb's talk and I'm eager to read his book. I wholeheartedly agree we should "come out". It is admirable that Herb ran for Governor of SC and hung in there seven(?) years to be a Notary Public - great strides toward atheists becoming acceptable members of the American culture.
Also liked the question and answer discussion about calling himself a Jewish Atheist. I don't call myself a Catholic Atheist but the fact I was a Cradle Catholic and then Presbyterian does affect me. For instance, Handel's Messiah is part of my Winter Solstice celebration. (I like quite a few hymns - great music, great voices, you just have to ignore the words.)
It was so nice to meet this mythical figure (it turns out he is a real human being.) and his lovely wife at the book festival. Then to follow up with a talk and delicious breakfast was perfect.
Thanks to Bobbie for once again hosting such a nice event.
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