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.