The Freedom From Religion Foundation is having its annual convention in Hartford, Connecticut from October 7-9. I’m going (and giving a talk), and there’s a really nice lineup of speakers and events, including Steve Pinker and Rebecca Goldstein speaking about their new books.
Susan Campbell at The Hartford Courant reports that the FFRF has put up two awesome billboards off the main highway, both featuring famous residents:
In preparation for their Oct. 7-9 convention in Connecticut’s capital city, the Wisconsin-based freethinkers’ organization just put billboards up in Hartford (just off I-91 and I-84) that answer that.
Hartford was chosen in no small part because members wanted to tour [Mark] Twain’s home, says Dan Barker, co-president of the foundation, and a former evangelical minister. Twain was a notorious agnostic — or perhaps an atheist.