Quantcast

«

»

Jun 19 2009

Civility in the public eye

Another of the big net fooforaws going on lately has been whether or not the “New Atheists” are being civil enough in debating against religion, e.g. by suggesting that science does actually contradict religion. Folks like Chris Mooney may be okay with atheists getting all warm and squishy about science and religion coexisting, but not every religious person is okay with the idea of people being secular and living quiet, private lives outside of the sphere of influence of their chosen religion.

The “New Atheists” are atheists who are unafraid to discuss religion and have shed their fear of doing so with others when confronted, much like the “militant gays” are simply gay people who no longer feel it necessary to hide their homosexuality. There are no “New Atheists”. There are only atheists who are out of the closet.

And being out of the closet means we can now counter ridiculous billboards like the following (click them to get where I found them):

attentionlunaticatheists

killer_atheists

Billboard_smaller

With ads like this:

billboard

imaginenoreligionbillboard (This one actually got replaced with a sign from the sign company saying “In God We Trust” and “The previous sign posted at this location does not reflect the values or morals of our company”, by the way)

Now I ask you, who’s being uncivil?

I wish I had more hours in the day. There’s so much that needs to be blogged about!

3 comments

2 pings

  1. 1
    Clifton

    HAHAHAHA, LOVE the Sweden one.

  2. 2
    Jason Thibeault

    THEY WILL STEAL YOUR CANDY AND YOUR COLORS

    WITH GUNS

    AND DEATH

    BECAUSE THEY ARE SECULAR

    BOOGEY BOOGEY BOO

  3. 3
    Dan J

    I think we’re being quite civil in our discussion with Solomon. We’re simply pointing out that to the scientific-minded, the supernatural that comes along with religion does not make sense, and should (rightfully) be ignored at the very least.

  1. 4
    Lousy Canuck » So the Sweden sign was fake. The real ad campaign is as bad.

    [...] previous post I put up, with anti-atheist billboards apparently had a photoshopped version of a real Answers In Genesis [...]

  2. 5
    Lousy Canuck » Epic win!

    [...] that “Imagine No Religion” billboard that I mentioned a while back? It caused a furore in Birmingham, Alabama, where it was posted briefly. People called it [...]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite="" class=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>