Reason Rally 2012

On March 24, 2012, a rally celebrating "science, reason, and secularism" will be held in Washington D.C. According to the "About" page on the official website, the event, titled Reason Rally, "seeks to to unify, energize, and embolden secular people nationwide, while dispelling the negative opinions held by so much of American society... It will be the largest secular event in world history... The purpose of this particular rally will be to advance secularism (in the broadest sense of the word) in society."

There is a lot of hype about this event on the secularist side. And rightly so; key speakers include Richard Dawkins (who refused to debate William Lane Craig), Dan Brown, Lawrence Krauss (who, unlike Dawkins, actually debated Dr. Craig last year), David Silverman, and PZ Myers among others -- some of today's leading atheists and secularists. You can go to the official Reason Rally website for more information:

For Christians, one of the things that is immediately apparent about this event is that it aims to "celebrate reason" while "dispelling the negative opinions held by so much of American society." Thus, it labels Christians -- people who believe in the God of the Bible -- as irrational (or incapable of reasoning) and then states that it seeks to change our minds about how we view secularism. This is why it is important that Christians never quit speaking up about their faith in Christ and defending Christianity -- to demonstrate that Christians are not irrational people.

For this reason, I am pleased to announce that the Christian apologetics community is taking a stand for truth amidst this irrational "reason" rally. There will be a Christian presence on site in Washington D.C. to reason with the secularists, demonstrating that Christianity is a reasonable faith.
They're billing it as "the largest gathering of the secular movement in world history," and they're using it to trumpet their message that reasonable people reject belief in God.
We disagree.
Together, we represent Christians from the United States and around the world who believe that Christianity is a reasonable worldview. Our goal is to demonstrate a humble, loving and thoughtful response to the Reason Rally.
The Christian apologetics community also has a book set for release in early March to coincide with the Reason Rally event. In the meantime, those interested in the Christian response, can visit True Reason, a site which aims to demonstrate the rationality of Christianity. 

And lastly, here are a few thoughts about Reason Rally 2012 from a Christian perspective:

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." ~ Galileo

For more information, please see the following links:

Reasons For God: The Reason Rally

Another Ascending Lark: A brief Word on the Reason Rally

Thinking Christian: Come to the Reason Rally

Songs of a Semi-Free Man: Reason Rally

Faithful Thinkers: The Reason Rally and True Reason

The Two Books Approach: Reason Rally: secular "values" and Reason

Apologetics Guy: The Reason Rally and Reasonable Faith in an Uncertain World

Ratio Christi: I Found An Altar To No God & Is Reason Reasonable?

Say Hello To My Little Friend: Reason Rally 2012

The Reason Rally: A Christian Evaluation

Cross Examined Blog: Christian Response to the Reason Rally, March 24th, Washington DC

Take Two Blog: Science, Faith, Reason, Sporks

The Point With John Stonestreet: Come to the Reason Rally!

Defending the Faith Through Fantasy: Reasonable People Reject Belief in God

BreakPoint: (Chuck Colson) Taking on the Spaghetti Monster & Are You Ready for the Reason Rally?

The Poached Egg: Apologetics Bloggers and Ratio Christi Unite In Response to Reason Really


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