I just returned from talking with a great group in Joplin, MO - link
. Who would guess that there is a very active and lively group of freethinkers in such a bible belt city (25 attended). We had five students from Ozark Christian College in the audience as well. They asked interesting questions and stayed around for some good conversation at the end. I rarely get religious people in my presentations, but I certainly welcome them. Having grown up in a fundamentalist environment, I see a lot of myself in those students.
Thanks to Doc for a great write up on my presentation in Joplin - link
. You can also see his photos of the good time we had worshipping the FSM at the beer volcano afterwards - link
On another note, it appears that the St. Louis group had a very lively discussion after I presented last week. I was not present at the discussion so really can't say anything. Ben was one in attendance. He wrote this rather detailed response to some of the discussion. I was quite taken with the time and effort and thoughtfulness he put into this response. You can see it at this link
My main concern with the discussion is that none seem to have read the book. I think many of the concerns expressed in his response are considered if not answered in the book.