Conundrum: Rally for atheism at Lincoln Memorial gets far fewer attendees than expected

Conundrum: Rally for atheism at Lincoln Memorial gets far fewer attendees than expected

[Ed. – Go figure.]

Thousands of atheists assembled at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday for the much-heralded “Reason Rally” event, but in the wake of the massive secular revival, at least one well-known atheist blogger is asking: “Where was the crowd?

“For the people who attended Saturday’s Reason Rally, it was a wonderful event,” wrote Friendly Atheist blogger Hemant Mehta. “But one of the storylines coming out of the event is that, compared to the estimated 30,000 people who showed up in 2012, this Rally brought together far fewer people.”

Mehta went on to say that such a dynamic “wasn’t supposed to happen” given that the proportion of secular and unaffiliated Americans has grown, there was no inclement weather and there were bigger and more well-known individuals speaking at this year’s gathering.

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