Atheists Set To Gather On Easter To Celebrate ‘Growing American Movement’
April 3, 2010
New Jersey (ChattahBox) – Atheists from all over the country will be gathering in Newark this weekend to celebrate being an atheist in a twist of the traditional Easter celebration.
The Atheist movement is growing, there is no doubt about it.
Facebook groups, blogs, books, forums…they have been popping up more and more over the last ten years, with the Internet making it easier to find one another in a world that is often more religiously-based.
But there are face-to-face meetings as well, such as the 36th annual American Atheists National Convention, led by David Silverman.
Silverman’s group has been trying to create understand of what Atheists really are, what they do, and that they are not amoral just because of they don’t believe in a god.
“We have a lot of wonderful people,” he explains.
“I haven’t sacrificed any Christian babies. I haven’t danced naked under the stars. I haven’t stolen anything.”
He is one of many to come out in favor of Atheism; a group of people who rely on common sense, a conscience, and laws to dictate their morality, rather than a religious perspective.
His group has even met with White House officials to talk about how to lessen animosity towards Atheists in the future.
As for his reasons for holding the annual meeting at Easter?
“We always have our national convention on Easter weekend. The hotels are cheap, and everybody has time off.”