March 24th 2012, that is when! If you have not already heard, there is going to be a major secular event this year in our nation’s capital called the Reason Rally. The list of speakers is getting impressive with several former TAM speakers, and James Randi himself, in the lineup. Not to mention performances from Tim Minchin, Dan Barker and Bad Religion.
With secularism on the rise, one of the goals of the event is to encourage others make their voices heard.
Whether people call themselves atheists, agnostics, secular Humanists, or any of the other terms used to describe their god-free lifestyle, secularism is coming out of the closet. According to the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey (PDF), the percentage of people with no religious affiliation grew in all fifty states. The purpose of this particular rally will be to advance secularism (in the broadest sense of the word) in society.
For what it is worth, I will be there in the crowd representing Seattle’s skeptical and secular community. I hope you can make it too!