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Atheist Billboards Aim To Combat Christian Displays At Christmas, Convert Non-Believers

Atheist Billboards Aim To Combat Christian Displays At Christmas, Convert Non-Believers

Atheist billboards are going up around Northern California in an effort to bring non-believers out of the closet at Christmas time.

An organization promoting secular views has paid to put up more than 50 billboards in the Sacramento area, aimed at bringing light to the growing number of atheists who don’t fit in with the outward displays of Christianity that accompany Christmas.

The Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation says they want to help non-believers “come out of the closet” and be open about their atheism.

“The whole month of December is taken over in a celebration of the religious beliefs, in particular Christianity, and it’s just as if the whole month turns non-believers into outsiders,” Annie Laurie Gaylor, president of Freedom From Religion Foundation, told FoxNews.com.

The atheist billboards show testimonials from non-believers in the area, delivering messages like, “I believe in people, not gods,” and “Integrity and compassion require no gods.”

Gaylor said she hopes the atheist billboards might inspire some healthy debate about the role of secularism in America.

The atheist billboards are going up as non-believers nationwide have grown more organized. In several cities, “atheist churches” have popped up where non-believers meet for music, an inspirational message, and quiet time to reflect.

After starting in Great Britain, these churches have popped up in Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, and many other cities.

The group Sunday Assembly has even started efforts to create and promote “a godless congregation in every town, city, and village, that wants one.”

Founder Sanderson Jones said he developed the idea after attending a Christmas program at a traditional church:

“There was so much about it that I loved, but it’s a shame because at the heart of it, it’s something I don’t believe in… If you think about church, there’s very little that’s bad. It’s singing awesome songs, hearing interesting talks, thinking about improving yourself and helping other people — and doing that in a community with wonderful relationships.”

The atheist billboards will take a more aggressive stance against Christianity and Christmas displays. The Freedom from Religion Foundation plans to erect a large version of the letter “A,” which stands for atheism, in Chicago’s Daley Plaza, near the location of an annual Christmas display.

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3 Responses to “Atheist Billboards Aim To Combat Christian Displays At Christmas, Convert Non-Believers”

  1. Dana Valentine

    How is it an Atheist can be offended by God when in their view God does not exist?
    AAH what nice young man, he pulled those people from a burning building with no regards to his personal safety.
    Such sweet girl, bringing food to the hungry and blankets to the cold. just because she felt it was the right thing to do The humanitarian perspective giving their money to the worlds relief efforts.
    You do not need to be a Christian to be a humanitarian but if you do that to show and say I do good things and I do not believe in God.
    DECEPTION IS THE WORK OF SATAN. Christian's know the Truth and know deceit.

  2. Lowell Skelton

    Not offended by a non-existent god, but offended by the deluded trash that claims to act in his name while being vile hatemongers.

  3. Dana Valentine

    AH yes, the Cain and Able effect; Able the passive, peaceful one, Cain the Jealous aggressive type.
    With only four people in the world Adam, Eve and two sons. The hostile one completely eliminated the gentle personality, Hence the War and Hate of our Civilization. That is why it all comes down to FAITH.
    With out Faith expect no end to misery and suffering. Which brings me to Why did Cain fear retributions from others, why did he fear others when there were others, Many confusing question, only one answer; FAITH