Media Takes Note of the Reason Rally

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.

A Woodstock for Non-Belief

The Blaze posted a nice article about the Reason Rally!

Traditionally, atheists have taken on the faith community through limited legal battles and individual complaints. But as the power of social media and communicative technologies has developed, non-believers have become increasingly organized. As they collaborate through various projects, they’re realizing the power they have as a collective. In fact, on March 24, 2012, they’re planning the “Reason Rally” — a massive event that American Atheists President David Silverman has dubbed a “Woodstock for non-belief.”


Reason Rally Store Is Open for Business!

Want a hat, hoodie, or t-shirt in anticipation of the big event? Care to purchase VIP seating? All those items, as well as a to-be-produced DVD of the rally, are now available in the Reason Rally Store!

Shelley Segal Will Perform at the Reason Rally!

Australian singer-songwriter Shelley Segal will be one of the opening acts for the Reason Rally!

Raised Jewish, Segal rejected her religion and became an atheist at eighteen. Over the last few years, she has become quite involved in the secular movement. Her most recent release An Atheist Album reflects her views. The seven songs on it express her thoughts on religion and related themes, through the prism of her secular humanism.

You can read the press release here (PDF)!

Brother Sam Promotes the Reason Rally

Thanks to Brother Sam Singleton for promoting the Reason Rally!



Reason Rally is Coming…

Here’s a terrific promotional video for the Reason Rally! Please help us spread the word :)



Discounts for the Reason Rally Buses!

[UPDATE] Unfortunately we’re no longer offering these; the SSA has run out.  Sorry!

With the help of the Secular Student Alliance, we now have coupon codes for discounts on the Reason Rally buses! All you have to do is fill out the form on this page:

This form will issue you a discount code for 50% off the rates on the DC Rally Bus Site. Please make sure that there is a DC Rally Bus leaving from a location with times that work for you BEFORE you sign up for a discount code.

You will be issued your discount code via email so make sure you have entered your email correctly.

 

The Brights Invite You to the Reason Rally!

Thanks to our friends at The-Brights.net for supporting the Reason Rally: