Jon called from the Off the Map conference.
He was in charge of "crowd warm-ups" this a.m.
Jon: Who's traveled the farthest to be here?
Crowd calls out Idaho, Illinois, Connecticut...
Crowd all astonishment at the distance some will travel just for a conference.
Jon: Who's the farthest from God?
Laughter! Totally unexpected.
A voice: Me. I head up the local Community Atheists Organization in our city.
Murmurs. Shuffling feet. Whispers. Can it be? An atheist at a Christian conference?
Jon deadpan: Can't be you. You don't believe in God.
Said Jon to me on the phone: I think I'm good at this. :)