|English: A picture of Roy Speckhardt, Executive Director of the American Humanist Association. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Imagine my surprise to learn that we have leaders after all. At least, if CNN's account is to be believed, we have leaders. According to CNN, our leaders met last weekend in Atlanta at something called "the eighth annual Heads Meeting." Never heard of it.
Some of the nation’s most influential leaders, representing various organizations, will convene to chart a path forward and discuss the most important issues facing "nones" today.That sounds good. I'm glad somebody is having the discussion. So who are our leaders? The names listed by CNN include:
- Roy Speckhardt (American Humanist Association)
- Dale McGowan (Foundation Beyond Belief)
- David Silverman (American Atheists)
- Ron Lindsay (Center for Inquiry)
- Margaret Downey (Freethought Society)
At this point, my reaction to this news is neither positive nor negative. I'm just surprised. I have no reason to think that any of these leaders are not doing a good job in representing their various membership. I suppose I just need to let the news sink in a bit longer.
Since this comes as a surprise, I naturally have questions. Were these individuals the only ones at this meeting, or were there others who were not mentioned in the article? I ask because there are a few names and organizations I am surprised not to see mentioned. I wonder if that means they were not invited or that they declined for some reason?
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