Well I booked the flight, booked a room, and made a tee shirt online that says "A Canadian who supports the Reason Rally and Tolerance". I hope the shirt gets done and delivered in time as promised by the web site.
Spending the money to come alone from Toronto to a strange city and standing with a bunch of strangers may use up my idealistic quotient for the next few years.
I will not argue with or try to change the mind of any religious protesters if they show up. I can't even change my wife's mind. But then she does not try and change my mind either.
The type of atheist I would like to represent is one who tolerates a religious viewpoint as long as that viewpoint does not become a requirement of the government and an impediment to science and reason in the classroom.
In order to have an impact atheists are going to have to embrace religious people who understand the reasons for a separation of church and state.
Atheists also have to somehow erase the stigma associated with the name. That one is tougher. It would be nice to see some simple message tee shirts like "Atheists Are Moral Too" attending the rally and being broadcast to the larger community.
(Speaking of religious protesters I have a Toronto Bill Maher story to relate to anyone who is interested)