The Village Voice has a solid, short slideshow of images from this weekend's Reason Rally of atheists, held on the under-construction Washington, D.C. mall. When I stopped by, briefly, I missed the Phelps family (those guys with the "God Hates Fags" or "Fags Doom Nations" signs), who'd travelled all the way from Kansas. I did see this.
Atheist humor: Appropriation of religious tropes, with smart aleck puns to demonstrate their keener intellects. There were signs left over from the Jon Stewart "Rally to Restore Sanity," and through-line between those events is clean.
TODAY IN SLATE
More Than Scottish Pride
Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself.
iOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.
Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You
Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows
The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything
It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.
Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.