Sunday, March 25, 2012

Thousands rally in Washington against fundamentalism in the USA

If something we know about the most powerful country of Earth, the USA, is that it ranks only second in fundamentalism and pointless mentions to God every day in the G20, right after Saudi Arabia.

But behold, atheism and generic agnosticism are growing in the land where even money has the name of God printed on it and where every hotel room has a bible or two.

As result some ten thousands of them attended a rally for secularism and strict separation of state and religion in the capital, Washington D.C. It was named the Reason Rally. 

To be honest I'm not really fond of the name: while reason is no doubt important it's also cold and you need some passion to fight against a force that is mostly emotional and irrational: the fantasy of Yaveh (alias God, alias Allah...)

You need something like the Cult of Reason... or maybe the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster... 

But whatever. The case is that a lot of people, also in the USA is demonstrating against the manipulation of public opinion through appeals to an imaginary authority. 

And that is good.

Next: Saudi Arabia... I hope.

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