Destination: Washington D.C.
The Reason Rally.
The American Atheists Convention.
The fundraising dinner where I'm bound to pee on myself when I see (and meet?) all the famous atheists.
So yes, the Snarky Humanist Duo (I'm still trying to come up with a good name for us that indicates we are two people) will be attending our first atheist convention, and we're beside ourselves with excitement. (And we'll be driving up in my MINI)
Several years ago (maybe 7?) I wrote a blog about my thoughts on active atheism. I can't find said blog now, which means that I may have written it as recently as 2 years ago. Or tomorrow. I love that my concept of time is diminishing as I age.
Anyway, my thoughts at that undetermined time were that being an activist was silly, because what was the point? I had even read about a few conventions and dismissed them as a waste of time. Oh, silly, silly me.
The reasons for being an active atheist are sound. It's ok to be passive of course, but I hope us "working" heathens can come out of this conference with some good ideas on where to go next.