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Old 01-23-2012, 02:50 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Looks like it's being held on March 24, I'm wanting to go but would love to actually meet up with any fellow CD'ers in the area if they are interested. Kinda looking forward to it being that I only attended a few hours of the Texas Free thought Convention. Missed a chance to meet Hitchens and I greatly regret it.

http://reasonrally.org/

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Old 01-23-2012, 07:29 AM
 
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I'm hoping to go, but not sure yet.
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:17 AM
 
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No matter what these secular people demonstrate or say, America will still be religious and over 90% still will believe in God. Christmas/Easter will still remain public holidays, and "In God We Trust" will still remain our national motto.

Sorry, but 1.7% Atheists/Agnostics will not make any difference in this nation.
16% are secular, but that does not mean they are non-believers or against any religious thing, just that they are not members in any religious group (like me).
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:45 PM
 
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No matter what these secular people demonstrate or say, America will still be religious and over 90% still will believe in God. Christmas/Easter will still remain public holidays, and "In God We Trust" will still remain our national motto.

Sorry, but 1.7% Atheists/Agnostics will not make any difference in this nation.
16% are secular, but that does not mean they are non-believers or against any religious thing, just that they are not members in any religious group (like me).
Mamitas, I don't think the point it to change your mind, the point it to demonstrate that we are not just a nation of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus. Those of us who hold to no faith, believe in no deity, and acknowledge no otherworldly force that guides or controls us are citizens as well. We are no less American than any of these other groups. It is also a way to show others who who not believe but who have not come out of the "God-Closet" that there are others like them who will support and nurture them, and not condemn them.

In a lot of ways this is very similar to a gay pride event. Yes, we are a minority, but we are here and we are not going to be pushed back into silence for fear of upsetting believers.

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Old 01-24-2012, 02:25 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Mamitas, I don't think the point it to change your mind, the point it to demonstrate that we are not just a nation of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus. Those of us who hold to no faith, believe in no deity, and acknowledge no otherworldly force that guides or controls us are citizens as well. We are no less American than any of these other groups. It is also a way to show others who who not believe but who have not come out of the "God-Closet" that there are others like them who will support and nurture them, and not condemn them.

In a lot of ways this is very similar to a gay pride event. Yes, we are a minority, but we are here and we are not going to be pushed back into silence for fear of upsetting believers.

NoCapo
Perfectly put. A social minority still has a right to assembly and every reason to do so. Mamitas seems a bit out of touch.


FYI, every grassroots movement starts small with a vocal minority. Something to chew on.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Greenbelt, MD
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Yes, I plan to be there. I live in the area so unless I suddenly take ill there is no excuse!

The last time there was a rally like this was 10-12 years ago and I had a blast!
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:16 AM
 
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YES YES YES!
it's been on my calendar for a while now.
i've always wanted to see Richard Dawkins speak.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:29 AM
 
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Looks like it's being held on March 24, I'm wanting to go but would love to actually meet up with any fellow CD'ers in the area if they are interested. Kinda looking forward to it being that I only attended a few hours of the Texas Free thought Convention. Missed a chance to meet Hitchens and I greatly regret it.

[url=http://reasonrally.org/]Reason Rally[/url]
Ooh! That looks fantastic! I'll see what I can do.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:38 PM
 
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YES YES YES!
it's been on my calendar for a while now.
i've always wanted to see Richard Dawkins speak.
Not to brag or anything.... but I've seen him speak many times now - through the magic of tv and youtube. I just think it's more reasonable that way: Washington DC is a long way away from me, and I don't even have to put pants on.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:54 PM
 
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Dawkins was in Houston at the Freethought Convention, so I was pleased to see him in person. He is a great speaker.
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