The media is finally picking up on the big event!
MSNBC focused on the Reason Rally while talking about the demographics of atheists in the country:
The National Mall in Washington has hosted its share of rallies — some massive and iconic, like the famed civil rights march of 1963, which featured Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Nonetheless, a scrappy coalition of atheists say they will make history on the Mall next month by pulling together what they say is the first nationwide celebration of secular values — what one of the organizers called a “Woodstock for non-belief.”
“Non-religion is the fastest-growing ‘religion,’ while Christianity is shrinking,” said [Dan] Barker, once a Protestant minister. “There is something happening. The Reason Rally seems to be riding that wave.”
Meanwhile, NPR’s Barbara King seems to think Richard Dawkins will ruin the event:
By choosing words hurtful and harsh, Dawkins closes off a potential channel of communication about science with people who hold faith dear in their lives.
Dawkins is very honest about his feeling that/ religion and science are incompatible — and that science is superior to religion — and that’s just one reason we’re thrilled to have him speak at the Reason Rally. He has done more for our cause than just about anyone else — convincing many theists of the power of science — and I’m sure people at the rally will appreciate what he has to say.