Two weeks ago, I was invited to be a participant for Center for Inquiry–Michigan in downtown Grand Rapids on their "Living without Religion" discussion panel as coverage of our new billboard. My first thought was, "hell no!" since I've been a lifetime introvert and I have pretty extreme social anxiety, especially speaking in front of crowds. But as I thought about it, I realized that I really wanted to speak on this panel and have my story heard on what it's like to live without religion as a person happy and content with being an atheist. I finally responded with a ‘yes.'
Last week there was a shooting in Grand Rapids, MI. Ellen Lundgren from CFI at Grand Valley State University takes a second to ask how skeptics should look at the event.