Will billboards help Atheists feel more comfortable?
Sacramento Coalition of Reason put up 55 different billboards some of which were quickly defaced. While this is nothing new we must ask whether religion and public advertising should mix at all.
“We are not out to affront anything, not out to challenge anything or anybody, not out to say we know anything. We are just talking to fellow nonbelievers to come out of the closet. It is OK,” Saint said.
The 55 billboards that will soon dot the Sacramento landscape will feature pictures of local residents and slogans such as “Good without God,” and follow similar campaigns in other major U.S. cities in recent years.
“Those of us who are free from religion, who work to keep dogma out of government, science, medicine and education, have a lot to offer society,” said Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation, which sponsored the ads.
Do you think the trend towards atheist billboards is a good thing? Should all religious and Atheist billboards be banned?
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