I’m currently sitting an auditorium in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre with about four thousand other atheists. Wow. It is a fascinating event, having already had talks from Peter Singer, Leslie Cannold and Dan Barker. I’m about to hear a panel on religion and politics which I need to take note of so hopefully I will post later.

The audience is fascinating – the stereotypes of old white male atheists are trashed at this convention – there are lots of young faces ( making me at 43 feeling relatively old), still slightly higher percentage of men than women but not overly noticeable, and the women I have spoken to so far are articulate, passionate and just plain awesome.

Time to pay more attention to the panel, will blog some more later.