Many of you may have heard of the Reason Rally being held by a group of athiests (led by Richard Dawkins) this weekend in Washington D.C. The rally is being promoted as "the largest gathering of the secular movement in world history." So...what exactly is the reason rally?
According to their website, the Reason Rally is
(I apologise for the slight bit of language in this...)
This looks like it's going to be interesting, doesn't it? A group of people getting together to promote reason sounds like something really beneficial for our country, where people are growing more and more ignorant and illogical. However...these people haven't been the most reasonable in recent years.
"The Reason Rally is a movement-wide event sponsored by the country’s
major secular organizations. The intent is to unify, energize, and embolden
secular people nationwide, while dispelling the negative opinions held by so
much of American society… and having a damn good time doing it! It will be the
largest secular event in world history. There will be music, comedy, great
speakers, and lots of fun… and it’s free!Sign language interpreters will be
available for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Also, there will be a
viewing area on the Mall designated for people in wheelchairs.The Reason Rally
is being produced and run by the Reason Rally Coalition, a 501(c)(3)
organization whose board consist of all the sponsoring organizations. There are
two levels of sponsorship, the higher of which (8 organizations) will share
equally in any profits generated by the event. In other words, your support
benefits the movement on the whole, as well as the organizations that
contributed the most to this free event."