Main | Monday, March 26, 2012

Atheists Rally In Washington DC

An estimated 10,000 atheists rallied in Washington DC this weekend in what's being called the largest such gathering in history.
The Reason Rally, sponsored by 20 atheist, secular and humanist groups, was billed as a “coming-out” party in the heart of Washington for a segment of the American population that is growing faster than any religious group. “There are too many people in this country who have been cowed into fear of coming out as atheists, secularists or agnostics,” said the event’s star turn, Richard Dawkins, the British scientist and best-selling atheist author. “We are far more numerous than anybody realizes,” said Dawkins, prompting cheers from the youthful crowd that defied sporadic drizzle for an afternoon of speeches, music and satire on the National Mall.
The weather was really shitty and that provided no end of "God sent the rain" claims on wingnut sites.

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