Wow, Saturday night was a real trip. John Broughton, leader of the New York City Philosophy club and I debated the merits of the God Virus model of religion. It was a lively exchange and the audience was very involved, asking great questions and challenging John and I on a number of fronts. I would have to say it was one of the more fun things I have done lately. John was well prepared and had read The God Virus three times or more. I was impressed with his insights and challenges. The format had two moderators who were well prepared as well. I was the winner, of course! No, actually, the winner of the debate was the group who were very engaged and interested in exploring and understanding the concept of the god virus and its implications for society. The Center for Inquiry with Michael DeDora and The New York Philosophy club lead by John Broughton were the cosponsors for the event. I am not sure, but it looked like 125 attended despite the need for a last minute venue change due to the weather.