Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Texans for Truthful Text Books Rally

You may be interested in some pictures I took of the Texans for Truthful Text Books Rally on the steps of the Texas Capitol in Austin. Here’s a video of the event. http://atheists.org/events/Texas_Rally

Fun was had by all, both atheists and theists alike. Also, the god’s complied as the weather was perfect. It stated raining after the event was over. There were many great speakers. (The one’s I have pictured are Kathleen Johnson, American Atheists VP and Military Director), Aime Parsons, Director of Camp Quest, and Texas School Board Candidate, and, of Course, Ed Buckner, President of American Atheists.)

Matt Dillahaunty, of the Atheist Experience was there and they recorder a TV show directly after the event. http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/6978489 Well, it wasn’t directly after the even because a lot of us (and I mean a LOT of us) stopped by a pub, the Dog and Duck and watched the show there.

My personal thoughts were that Austin is a beautiful capitol, apart from abominations like the Board of Education and this specific monument (pictured) outside the capitol building, (of wich four of the ten “commandments” are unconstitutional, and one is just stupid!) Also, the Austin atheist community has to be one of the best, if not the best, in the country. The friendliness, community, and sheer number of events that they have organized for freethinkers are comparable to any church.

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