(Daily Wire) The third annual Global Atheist Convention, ironically dubbed "Reason to Hope," has been cancelled due to dismal ticket sales, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Turns out, offering nihilism packaged as "hope" doesn't sell too well to the masses.
The conference, which was scheduled for February of this year, was set to be headlined by atheist novelist Sir Salman Rushdie, who was a huge get for the convention organizers. Iranian cleric Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against Rushdie in 1989 in light of his published work, "The Satanic Verses." The book targeted the prophet Mohammad, Sikhs, and religion in general.
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