A couple nights ago, Bill O’Reilly attacked the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s atheist display in the state of Washington.
Last night, Keith Olbermann had an excellent rebuttal:
Let’s be clear: There is no War.
If the government gives space to one religious display, it must offer that space to everyone — plain and simple. I would prefer they didn’t offer that space to any religious (or non-religious) group.I support FFRF’s decision to put a display in the Capitol building even though I question whether religious people will reconsider their belief in God as a result.
The sign will, however, send a sign to closeted atheists: there are people out there who are not afraid to say what you are thinking. That is the mindset behind the current trend in atheist marketing — billboards, bus campaigns, and scarlet letters.
Now’s the time to be proud of your atheism.
(Thanks to Sam for the link!)