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 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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