This morning I noticed a stage being set up at the Mall in Washington and excitedly wondered - Is that for us? I asked one of the workers what was going on and he told me this was for a bunch of Atheists. Darn... My hope was to hear the classier name - The Reason Rally.  My daughter asked me about this trip to Washington and I told her about the assault on the scientific method and reason and the need to separate church and state - and she got it. 

Part of my family is religious and the negative socially ingrained connotations to the word atheist precluded me from telling my daughter - Oh, we are just a bunch of Atheists.  But, like that workers shorthanded reference, that is probably how the media will play it. 

Probably the majority attending are atheists. I was hoping there would be a lot of reasonable Christians who accept evolution and secularism in attendance. Maybe being painted as atheists at the atheist rally will be too daunting for them.

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Comment by annet on March 25, 2012 at 10:12am

Comment by Daniel W on March 23, 2012 at 9:05am

"Bunch of atheists" is easier than saying "Bunch of people who are reasonable, think for themselves, and are not deluded into becoming sheep via mass indoctrination by religious demagogues and political opportunists"

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 22, 2012 at 8:37pm

"It's For a Bunch of Atheists"

Hey, that's a GOOD thing! I hope you told the guy; "Really? how cooool!"


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