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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Somehow “thousands” and “massive” don’t exactly synch up.
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The atheists should shut up, enjoy their freedom of conscience, and thank whatever it is they pray to that there are Believers in the world.
Stronger than what?
Stronger than what? Their last bowel movement?
Let’s all pray for some big bolts of lightening and lots of cold rain./
They all get a steel chair to sit on and a plastic bag to put over their heads for the rain.
No way there are 40-50 million atheists in America.
2011 Major blizzard paralyzes DC. August 23 earthquake fractures top of Washington Memorial and National Cathedral: August 27 Hurricane Irene strikes and Tropical Storm Lee within days of that.
Sure they say. “Let’s mock him some more and toss in some virgin and child sacrifices to boot.”
DC filled by atheists.....a much better target than any mobile home park ever made and The Lord has the range markers already set out.
Hmmm....more paid (by the left) protesters?
Let’s all chant together.
* Everything came from Nothing out of Nowhere for No Reason.
* Life is just a curious side effect of an unknowing and uncaring Cosmos.
* When you die, you are just so much compost.
* The best you can hope for is a life of self gratification and a painless extinction.
There, don’t you feel better now that you’re an atheist?
It won’t be “massive.”
Look under every rock and who do you see? Soros. I am betting he is behind this sudden “movement”.
It won’t be “massive.”
Stronger than the God they say they don't believe in, which shows how pathetic and fraudulent they are.
I love the photo caption in the story. “Photo taken from a different rally.” *snicker*
The sad thing is, the folks who attend probably think they are doing something “important”. I mean, it’s no skin off my nose if a group of atheists hold a legal rally. That’s their right to do so. But you just *know* half of them are going to be walking around thinking they’ve struck a blow against some imagined theocratic threat. Much in the way the spoiled brats of OWS think they actually accomplished something useful for the country.
Has anyone else noticed that it’s the militant secularists who are intolerant and self righeous? They want to force everybody in the U.S. to be like themselves.
I have never really been able to understand this obsessive conviction on the part of anti-religious commentators that to believe in God is to support a theocracy, or that any contemporary political figure - they accused George W. Bush, of all people - has ever made a statement, action, or gesture in that direction. This is a straw man without even the strength of straw and it makes them look even sillier than they already do. Baffling.
Stronger than dirt, but only if the have plenty of Ajax handy.
Thank you, thank you, I’ll be here all week!
*flees groaning audience and a hail of overripe tomatoes*
I know, but isn’t that photo impressive? lol
If they were really "secular," they would not care so much. These are very religious people.
I like it.
I like it....I like it a lot.
Love that commercial.
The stench they emanate. It was the "Occupy" hallmark.
It says ‘with participants in another rally.’
But what rally. Tea Party?
Every visit to the open sewer would expose us to a gay pride circus or anti- whatever extravaganza. Now I live a comfortable 500 miles away and wouldn't care if a 10.0 earthquake flushed the entire place.
"Nothing comes from nothing. Nothing ever could."
no, because if it rains and no one shows up, they’ll blame the rain for the low turnout.
But of course when 100 thousand pro lifers show up in the cold and snow, they don’t get much coverage...
Yep,unfortunately there's nothing imaginary about the theocracy they are actually encouraging.
"And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." (Rev 13:7-8)
"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools" (Romans 1:22)
When you die either you enter into an eternal dreamless sleep or the adventure continues. What do you prefer????
What economic collapse?
What spiking taxes, energy, food costs?
Everything is fine here in Liberal Land.
You little people need to stop crying and pay your taxes. Your government is broke.
You left out my favorite, “Just Be Good.”.
(Why? As long as you don’t get caught, it’s all the same. In a godless world the soup-kitchen philanthropist is no morally different from the guy with kids chained up in his basement. And—to get into C.S. Lewis a bit—what is this “good” that you speak of? In a world without God, nothing is transcendent, so the definition of “good” changes with whoever is boss this week.)
I guess they don’t see the irony in their organizing.
A rally to celebrate belief in nothing. Should be a real whizz-bang event.
Interesting line I saw in a movie this afternoon (Pandorum)
The main villan said that he had broken the chains of morality and how freeing it was. In reality he had spent nearly a thousand years in a couple rooms of a space ship full of cannibals (resulting from him playing God) at the bottom of an ocean.
Good quote (I am a big fan of Clive Staples)
David Silverman, a chair for the Reason Rally Coalition and president of American Atheists, said that participants are motivated by positivity.
Were not going there to complain, were not going there to fight, he told CBSDC. [We want to] celebrate the fact that we are growing, we are stronger, and we are taking our place in American society.
This is nutty. Atheists claiming ownership of reason. They can no more prove the non existence of God than clerics can prove His existence. It's a matter of belief, faith. The atheists are not the standard for secular. They are attempting to impose their belief on others. When will theists start beating them with this argument instead of retreating as they get beaten in the courts using a fake argument of separation of church and state.
Very interesting. I did a Bing search, and then a google search, looking for a photo of stupid atheist protestors. I used “atheist protestor photos” as my search term.
What I discovered is that both Bing and Google are strongly biased toward the atheists. I turned up plenty of cartoons mocking Christians, and plenty of atheist sites saying how very nice and kind atheists are. But not a single photo showing atheists in their true colors. Not one.
It’s hard to see how I could get such a result unless both Bing and Google rigged their search engines to show atheists only in a good light, and Christians in a bad one.
>>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.