The Center for Inquiry has a new billboard campaign and we’ve got three of them up in West Michigan. It simply says, “Millions of Americans are living happily without religion” and it points to the Living Without Religion website. Here’s the one in Grand Rapids:
This is almost exactly two years after the last such campaign, which prompted all sorts of furious response from some of the good Christian folk in Grand Rapids. Some of the comments in response to a newspaper article on the billboard were astonishingly idiotic, like this one:
and we dont need God haters! Period. Atheists dont believe God. His Son still died for their sins too. “Only a fool says in his heart, there is no God.” They dont believe in God because they dont want to be held accountable for their actions.
Just because atheists dont like God— Keep your opinions to yourself instead of trying to take our rights as Christians away.
Safe to say we’re not dealing with a Rhodes Scholar here.
So, I have this really distinct feeling that if a Christian organization decided to post ‘Yes it does’ billboards around this area, that very same Atheist organization would be up in arms about Christians ‘Posting their religious beliefs in the public place.’
Perhaps you should try thinking instead of feeling. One of the very first comments on the article was about how if Christians put up billboards, the ACLU would sue to shut them down. Absolute stupidity. In fact, there are lots and lots of religious billboards in the area. No one has ever disputed them. Churches have every right to put up a billboard and no atheist group has ever tried to prevent them from doing so. They can hardly make the same claim.