Hey, guess who found out about the Reason Rally?
Glenn Beck. (I know, I know, you forgot all about him until this moment. So did everyone else.)
What did Beck pick up from the soundbytes he heard?
- Tim Minchin performed a song that used the word “motherfucker” a whole bunch of times. How will the children survive?! (The point of Minchin’s song was even shown in the clip Beck played.)
- Todd Stiefel donated funding that made the Reason Rally possible! Yes… and apparently, no Christian has ever given money to any cause ever. Nice piece of journalism there, Glenn.
- The atheists stood in the same area Martin Luther King once spoke! How *dare* we share public space with someone who stood there decades ago?
- Look at the official (?!?) atheist symbol! It resembles the anarchy symbol!
I didn’t even know we had an official symbol. Maybe that’s because we don’t. In any case, I’m shocked that two versions of the letter A look kind of similar. SHOCKED, I TELL YOU!
- Beck says:
One wonders why the vast majority of outspoken Atheists aren’t content to operate within a “live and let live” framework, but rather proactively seek out opportunities to disparage or challenge their ideological opposites.
We’re all about “live and let live.” What we’re not going to do is stand by while religious ideologues turn their beliefs into public law. We’re not going to let our country turn into a theocracy. We’re not going to let faulty thinking go by unchallenged. We want absolute separation between church and state. We’re ready to fight back.
Beck gets at least one thing right, though:
“The atheists are coming together and they’re getting louder!”
Yes, we are. Be prepared.