And this time, they’re going after all religions, not just Christianity. The sign was placed in Huntsville, Alabama.
Details, from the Christian Post:
The ad reads, “You know they’re all scams” and pictures some religious symbols including the cross, the Jewish star, and Islam‘s crescent moon and star.
The billboard further claims that the group American Atheists has been “telling the truth since 1963.”
Blair Scott, communications director for American Atheists, acknowledged to The Huntsville Times that the sign will likely “make a lot of people mad.”
But he explained, “[O]ur target is not the Christians, but all the atheists and agnostics still in the closet who are still pretending, still playing the game, still putting up a facade.”
American Atheists defines “scam” as a ploy to raise money, a fraudulent business scheme or an attempt to intentionally mislead a person usually with the goal of financial or other gain.
It claims that the “truth” is that “all religions make money and power from their flock” and that “all religions make lots of promises about an afterlife that doesn’t exist.”
“Let’s face it: religion tells a good story,” the group states. “All you need to do is follow the preacher and good things will happen. You will never really die, and due to your involvement in (insert religion here) you will benefit for eternity. Yes, it pleases the invisible man-in-the-sky that you follow your preacher – just ask your preacher and he will tell you.”