Richard ∑wald at Atheist Nexus has a terrific roundup (with pictures) of this past weekend’s Rock Beyond Belief rally:
Like the Reason Rally, Rock Beyond Belief served many purposes, first and for most a statement. Here’s were the two events have a slight divergence. The Reason Rally’s “you are not alone” and, “we’re here, we’re godless, get used to it” (aptly borrowed from the GLBT community) were an unspoken given. This message was from and for those who serve and often make the ultimate sacrifice in defending our country, and swear an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution, one that’s supposed to protect us all from the tyranny of religion…
If you scroll down, you can even see video of a marriage proposal 🙂
Here’s Richard Dawkin‘s speech from the event:
Incidentally, I loved this anecdote reported in the Fayetteville Observer:
Kelly Narowski, a 38-year-old officer’s wife, was among the onlookers. Narowski said she was an agnostic until 2007, when she became an atheist after reading “The God Delusion.”
She said she kept her non-belief from many of her military wife friends but has found atheism and agnosticism to be more common in the military community than she initially thought.
Recently, Narowski went to dinner with a close friend and told her that she had something to tell her.
“I’m an atheist,” Narowski said to her friend.
“That’s it?” her friend replied.