You know, I got nothing in particular against atheists, but when one of them says something nonsensical like this:
“There are 40 to 50 million atheists [in the United States].”
…you’d think that the reporter would check that, given that the number sounds a bit, well, high.
Which it is. That number above would represent between thirteen and sixteen percent of the population: the actual percentage – using the most generous interpretation – is around five or six percent. I know that it’s established practice to be nice when it comes to crowd estimates – at least, when it comes to favored groups – but this was a bit much, no?
Also: ‘thousands’ does not qualify as ‘massive.’ This is the Tea Party era, where the Right now has experience in the field of organizing mass events.
PS: Seriously, though: I hope the atheists have a good time at their rally, God bless ‘em.