Humanists of Washington, in collaboration with Seattle Atheists, hosted freethinkers from around the Puget Sound as we gathered in Seattle’s Ravenna Park to celebrate Independence Day with a potluck picnic. The beautiful weather and open spaces allowed for a relaxed, fun-filled day where skeptics, atheists, humanists, agnostics, and those seeking inquiry and camaraderie celebrated and socialized.
H.O.W. thanks all who attended, prepared delicious dishes and treats to share, brought toys and games for kids of all ages, and helped with set up and clean up. At a time when patriotism is often linked with religiosity, when freedom can morph into freedom to exert one’s religious practices through policy, when reason is threatened by magical thinking, it is vitally important for those aligned with a freethinking lifestance to proudly remain visible and vocal. Thank you to all, and have a wonderful summer!