Here in the District of Columbaloney, there’s nothing sweeter than the taste of freshly-plucked low hanging fruit, and there’s nary a more fertile orchard than that which springs forth from the ancient mind-womb of Murdoch (and Co.) (we also like to mix our metaphors).
So, what better fields to plough than the Elysian furrows left by the erstwhile tilling of Fox News bloggers covering last Saturday’s Reason Rally? For those who know not what they do, the Reason Rally was held on the National Mall this Saturday past. The Rally, an event celebrating secular/humantist/atheist/nontheist values, had the stated goal(s) of encouraging the godless to come out as such, dispelling stereotypes about the secular population, and displaying the potential power of the secular voting bloc.
In an article titled “The rally for nothing in particular”, Protestant evangelical conservative and executive director of Fixed Point Foundation Larry Taunton had this to say: “…atheism does have a history—a bad history. By conservative estimates, the twentieth century, an experiment in secular governance, witnessed the deaths of more than 100 million people. That is more than all the religious wars in all previous centuries combined.”