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Atheists, agnostics convene in Seattle
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Wednesday, 04 November 2009 15:16

SEATTLE (AP) — About 600 atheists and agnostics are gathering in Seattle this weekend for the annual convention of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Speakers include Seattle radio host Ron Reagan.

A signature event will be the Nonprayer Breakfast Saturday at the meeting at the downtown Red Lion Hotel.

Co-president Laurie Gaylor told The Seattle Times the speaker tells the gathering, "You've all been to gatherings where you've been told to bow your heads and have a moment of silence. Well, here's your chance to fight back."

Then there will be a moment of bedlam when members hoot, holler and tap on glasses to make as much noise as possible.

The foundation has about 14,000 members nationwide, including 900 in Washington.


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