Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
The billboard doesn't offend me. I do, however, think it is stupid. They say they don't believe in "fairy tales" but then start the letter on the billboard with "Dear Santa". Which is it? Do they or do they not believe in fairy tales? Are they saying it is okay to believe in Santa but not to believe in Jesus? Why do they care so much? No one is forcing them to believe in Jesus, Santa or the tooth fairy, for that matter.
The information beliw is cut and pasted from this link. I've started cutting and pasting articles because I've found later, the links stop working or articles are moved, etc. Controversial Atheist Billboard: Girl's Christmas Wish is to Mis - WKRN News 2
Controversial Atheist Billboard: Girl's Christmas Wish is to Miss ChurchPosted: Dec 01, 2014 6:23 PM ESTUpdated: Dec 01, 2014 6:49 PM EST
The inflammatory billboards show a young girl writing a letter to Santa. The letter reads, “Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to skip church! I'm too old for fairy tales.”
The organization says of the billboards: The billboards are aimed at in-the-closet atheists who are pressured to observe religious traditions during the holidays, and who might also want to attend the annual American Atheists National Convention in Memphis in April.
In past years, similar billboards also sponsored by the American Atheists Association were placed in urban locations like New York City. This year, the group honed in on areas of the country known for strong religious beliefs: Memphis and Nashville Tennessee, St. Louis, Missouri and Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Reactions on the group's Facebook page varied from wholehearted support to disdain:
American Atheists also said they tried to put up a billboard in Jackson, Mississippi but were rebuffed by lessors in the area.
What do you think of the billboards? How would you feel if one was erected in Richmond or another part of Virginia?
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