Are we just going to use this opportunity to trash religion?
No. This will be a positive experience, focusing on all non-theists have achieved in the past several years (and beyond) and motivating those in attendance to become more active. While speakers have the right to say what they wish, the event is indeed a celebration of secular values.
This was, in fact, an opportunity to trash religion in general and Christianity specifically. This was a highly organized rant against the God of the Bible. You can see by the photos that Jesus was mocked and the God of the Bible was trashed.
David Silverman, Reason Rally organizer and American Atheists president, called for “zero tolerance” for anyone who disagrees with or insults atheism. “Stand your ground!”, he demanded.
Deemed as a “family friendly” event, it was anything but. More profanity than any one person should have to endure in a lifetime was heard over the course of a few hours.
Being some of the “religious protesters” there, there was plenty of folly for debate; plenty of atheists willing to try to take us on. Only problem is they really use no “reason” to back up their claims.
Without the God of the Bible, the world does not make sense. Where there is a creation, there must be a creator. Where there is a law, there must be a law-giver. So many of the atheists objections are easily explained.
So thankful that there are men and women, Christian men and women, willing and able to carry out the Great Commission.
Matthew 28:19-20 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”