Guess Who’s Mad at the Atheist Billboard Now?

Remember the atheist billboard currently up in Philadelphia?

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Guess who’s complaining about it now?

The billboard.

Yep. You heard me right…

By now, you’ve probably seen, or at least heard, about me — the “Godless” billboard, the one that’s telling drivers that atheism sure is neat-o…

He’s not feeling very loved right now.

I have to stand there all day long while people zoom by, cursing at me, giving me the finger, and screaming that lightning’s gonna pop my nonbelieving ass. What these foul-mouthed pilgrims don’t seem to get is that it’s not my fault. I have zero control over what Clear Channel slaps on me…

Now, let me make myself clear here: I’m no Bible-thumping Jesus freak. Far from it — believe it or not, I’ve actually never been to church. But at the same time, I’m not the kind of guy who goes around preaching to people…

Of course, nobody knows that. Everybody thinks I’m Mr. Atheism, when in reality, I could give two shits one way or the other. You want to go to church eight days a week? Fine. You want to call the Bible a filthy pack of lies? Hey, knock yourself out.

That’s my stance. Yet here I am, little old me, taking it straight in the dumper. And I’ve got no choice but to grin and bear it ’til the end of August, when they’ll replace the sign with something a little less likely to stir the pot — maybe a spot for the new Saw flick, or Jack Daniel’s, or some douchebag plastic surgeon.

Poor atheist billboard

We’ll put some pretty girls on you soon enough.


[tags]atheist, atheism[/tags]

  • http://t3knomanser.livejournal.com t3knomanser

    I dunno, the billboard seems pretty atheist to me.

    Perhaps it’s more of an Apatheticist (“Is there a god? I don’t care.”) which is still under the umbrella of atheism.

  • http://thesciencepundit.blogspot.com The Science Pundit

    t3knomanser,

    Obviously the billboard is denying his true nature because of all the anti-atheist discrimination that he’s being subjected to. It is because of individuals like this billboard that we must pull together and raise awareness by erecting more billboards!

  • Xeonicus

    Your last comment made me laugh out loud.

  • Pustulio

    I’m really curious if said billboard ever sported one of those pro-Christian messages which openly mock and threaten non-believers. I bet it will soon.

  • http://www.bernerbits.com Derek

    Idea for next friendly atheist contest:

    “Aggressive” atheist billboards :)


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