Skip to comments.‘We Are Stronger’: Atheists To Hold Massive Rally On National Mall Next Month
Posted on 02/17/2012 6:08:44 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSDC) 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.
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>>I love the photo caption in the story. Photo taken from a different rally. *snicker*
The partial caption would suggest that it’s from Jon Stewart’s “Rally To Restore Reason/Fear” rally. But I seem to recall that the media sock puppets got caught using “pictures from a different rally” in their reporting of that one too.
God bless ‘em.
I’m sure they’ll appreciate your prayers.
Not necessarily. Christians are both a large group, and one of the safest groups to be nasty to without getting a lot of backlash. Perhaps you should use the term "Loving your neighbor" and see if there is more Atheist or Christian friendly pages?
No let's not! Let us pray instead for their eyes to be opened.
Uh, yeah, that’ll work.
Who’s scheduled to say opening prayer?
I would expect an efficacy closer to 0% than to 100%, but certainly not less than 0%, and perhaps greater. If it is greater than certainly the prayer would be worth it don't you think?
Although efficacy was not my point.
Atheism is at least as much faith based as Christianity. I see the world around me. That’s an effect. It causes me to wonder about the cause. An atheist would believe in spite of all the evidence that there is no God. Now it’s possible all of this is here for no reason whatsoever, but what is easier to believe? Is it easier to think we’re simply machines in a universe without a Creator or that the universe had a cause, a Creator, who used various means to reveal Himself to us? It’s impossible to prove either belief, but I find it much easier to believe the latter because it better fits the world I experience around me.
Agnosticism, in my opinion, is the only possible non-faith based position. One cannot prove with absolute certainty that there is or is not a God. However, as I wrote, that doesn’t mean agnosticism is right. I’ve never been to Russia, for example, but I’m pretty sure it exists. I certainly couldn’t prove it exists, but I see evidence that implies it exists.
That’s why I’m a Christian. There’s a written record of Christ’s existence, and He said things that seem very plausible to me. There were other people who witnessed Him in person. The way they lived their lives after the encounter lend even more credibility to what was taught. I also see the impact in my own life of how much better it is to make peace with God through Christ. Sure. I’m acting on faith and cannot be certain it’s all true, but it’s the best explanation for man’s existence that I know.
UnwashedPeasant: “These are very religious people.”
True! Their beliefs are faith based, and this group in particular is trying to proselytize and convert others. That sure sounds like a religion to me.
CS Lewis, what a gifted man! His insights never fail to amaze me. Thanks for the excellent quote. Bears repeating:
“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.”
- CS Lewis
Why don't we all pray that the awsome presence of God fills that area?
It is from the rally they had on the National Mall Oct. 30, 2010.
mitch5501: “Yep, unfortunately there’s nothing imaginary about the theocracy they are actually encouraging.”
You got that right. It always amazes me when libertarians post against social conservatives, because they think we want to create a theocracy. Support for marriage (real marriage), respect for life, and creating public institutions that reinforce the civil society do not create a theocracy.
However, like you wrote, there are committed theocrats who libertarians should rightly fear. They are often referred to as the left, and they brook no dissent as they try to proselytize the nation to their humanistic, socialistic, anti-God religion. They believe they’re creating a utopia, a brave new world, and anyone who doesn’t join their religion must be crushed.
Hence the lightening and rain.
> When you die either you enter into an eternal dreamless
> sleep or the adventure continues. What do you prefer????
I didn’t think I’d need the sarc tag.
I’m a born again believer. What I wrote in post 12 above (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2848134/posts?page=12#12) is the antithesis of what I believe. It was a parody of what I was taught in the government school collective.