December 30, 2008

We Need a List of Atheist Debaters and Media Contacts

Portrait of Socrates, Roman marble, Louvre museumImage via WikipediaI have been receiving an increasing number of requests lately for two similar but distinct types of public activity. First, I have been asked to help groups hoping to put on atheist vs. Christian debates (some of whom will pay travel expenses plus an honorarium) find a suitable atheist debater. Second, I've been asked by various media outlets to recommend an atheist for radio and/or print interviews. Other than referring such requests to the Freedom From Religion Foundation or American Atheists, I'm not sure what else to do. I wonder if it might be worthwhile to develop some sort of directory of persons willing to do this sort of thing. Any ideas?

Here is what I've come up with so far:
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