An interesting gathering.
Thousands of atheists are expected to attend the Reason Rally next month in Washington, D.C., an event that organizers hope will unify a large part of the secular community. On March 24, the National Mall will be populated by those who sympathize with atheist perspectives, generally defined by an absence in belief of deities or other religious icons.
“Organizers aim to encourage participants to claim their identity as what they call “secular Americans,” to dispel stereotypes, and to rally for legislative equality.”
Ah, there’s the sting. “Legislative equality”. It sounds so reasonable, so modest, doesn’t it? But as we see here in the UK, it is often nothing less than a contrived facade for undermining any presence of Christian values in the public realm. In the name of equality, of course. What could be more reasonable ?
It’s my view that people should be allowed to hold whatever views they want, that’s the hallmark of a pluralist society. If people choose not to believe in God, as I know is the case with some regular ATW readers, that is THEIR choice and it must be respected. However “In God we Trust” remains the motto of the United States and atheists should respect that.