Hi Bill Congratulations on joining us. Welcome to this world of rationality and peace, where pure common sense can be quite enough to lead to the open freethinking wisdom common to non-believers, critical thinkers and knowledge enthusiasts like you and us. We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 730 discussion topics and 3700 members. http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
Welcome, Mr Cooke. And, for any atheist who doesn't happen to know Bill Cooke, be advised that he is a prolific and articulate writer/historian of freethought and atheism (I've got three of his books and want more), a world traveler (who'll come to your conference ANYWHERE for a pittance), a lover of curry, and a damned (word used advisedly) fine fellow.