The American Atheists convention is taking place this weekend and they’re getting some positive press out of it.
CNN covered the story today and there are some amusing soundbytes:
“We have a lot of wonderful people,” [AA spokesperson David Silverman] said. “I haven’t sacrificed any Christian babies. I haven’t danced naked under the stars. I haven’t stolen anything.”
He takes pains to say that atheists respect those who believe otherwise. But if that’s so, why hold a convention on Easter weekend?
Silverman chuckled at the question.
“It’s not a slam against Easter,” he said. “We always have our national convention on Easter weekend. The hotels are cheap, and everybody has time off.”
And it’s not like atheists had any other big plans for the weekend 🙂
Side note: gotta love how CNN used the following as their pullout quotations:
Still, relatively positive press.
I’m sad I couldn’t make it to NJ this weekend but from what I hear, attendees are having a great time.