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.”
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.