Supporters listen to a speech by atheist author Dawkins during the "Rock Beyond Belief" festival at Fort Bragg army base in North Carolina

 
Supporters listen to a speech by atheist author Dawkins during the "Rock Beyond Belief" festival at Fort Bragg army base in North Carolina
Supporters listen to a speech by well-known atheist and best-selling author Richard Dawkins during the "Rock Beyond Belief" festival at Fort Bragg army base in North Carolina March 31, 2012. The atheist-themed festival drew hundreds of people to Fort Bragg on Saturday for what was believed to be the first-ever event held on a U.S. military base for service members who do not have religious beliefs. Organizers said they hoped the "Rock Beyond Belief" event at Fort Bragg would spur equal treatment toward nonbelievers in the armed forces and help lift the stigma for approximately 295,000 active duty personnel who consider themselves atheist, agnostic or without a religious preference. REUTERS/Chris Keane (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY RELIGION SOCIETY)