Monday, April 6, 2009

Atheist Billboard in Charleston

Another atheist billboard is up, this time in Charleston, SC. It has a message identical to the ones in Texas that I wrote about awhile back: "Don't believe in God? You are not alone." It's obviously not an attempt to deconvert people, but rather is intended to promote atheist solidarity and to advertise a particular group, But that hasn't stopped some people from being offended. Apparently there have been some angry letters to the local paper. The Charleston City Paper reports:

In a region where billboards have long been used to proselytize and "save souls," it's not surprising that questioning God on the roadside prompted a few detractors. For a week after the billboard went up, local television and talk radio stations filled the airways with the wails and screams of the faithful.
Wails & screams over an innocuous message from atheists aimed at fellow atheists, I wonder what would happen if the atheist bus campaign came to Charleston?

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