Edmund Burke once said:
Boldness formerly was not the character of Atheists as such. They were even of a character nearly the reverse; they were formerly like the old Epicureans, rather an unenterprising race. But of late they are grown active, designing, turbulent, and seditious.
I wonder what he’d say about this event . I have to confess that I agree with this statement:
Secular Americans can run for office and adequately represent theists, just as theists in office can represent their secular constituents proudly and openly.
But I have my doubts as to whether the organizers of this rally really mean it. One of the principal sponsors is the Freedom From Religion Foundation , which is actively hostile to religion.