I dunno. I don't think fundies listen to NPR.
I don't think they do either, but many people have to pass under the tunnel!
Yeah, and he was ridiculously good in that interview. I'm glad you found that thing.
Ohhhhh, you meant the billboard itself will be a good advertisement. Heh. I thought you meant the NPR story was a good advertisement for the billboard.
Yes, this only makes people think of atheists as humbugs and Scrooges and devoid of any cheer - which is kinda' what I think - rather than peaceful emissaries of "Wisdom". And I'm not interested in overthowing anything. If it gives some mother comfort that her dead child "is in heaven," who the hell am I to tell her different? If atheists can be "good without godliness," then it would be more effective to demonstrate it. I have never seen any press about atheists doing good deeds in a community. Painting "Fuck Jesus" on a wall during Blasphemy Day makes an impression, but I'm not sure what it's supposed to be.
I would prefer billboards like:
Afghani with her nose cut off.
"Do you really want to be governed by a religion?"
"Your Honor Roll kid would be a "C" student in China."
"Do you really want the Bible used as a science text."
I know that there are a lot of clever, creative people out there who can come up with a lot of good stuff.
"You know it's only a myth" is like so tepid
I am. The Catholic church needs to be dealt with, at some point.
Your larger point is unfortunately accurate. However, Hitler was never an atheist. He was raised Catholic and according to some of his closest advisors remained so all his short atrocious life. Even if he wasn't Catholic he was religious. Mein Kampf and an overwhelming majority of his speeches are loaded with theistic themes. If you hear anyone assert he was an atheist please refute it.
Hitler was not an atheist. He claimed to be Catholic.
It's a really nice sign. I think it would make a GREAT Xmas card!
Really, now...why is it that atheists want to stop other people from enjoying themselves in the middle of cold, dreary winter?