The atheists have lost.
It looks like Festivus is only getting bigger — it’s followers are going to steal our thunder as the propagators of the War on Christmas!
Most importantly, we can’t compete using our current ways of doing business, says Jon Carroll of the San Francisco Chronicle:
(Disappointingly, the atheist “display” [in Olympia, Washington] was nothing more than a cheesy cardboard sign mounted on an easel saying “There is no god” in large black sans serif letters. The atheists are not going to get anywhere until they hire some graphic artists, develop unique iconography and experiment with serif type. Sure, serifs do indicate to many the existence of an Intelligent Designer, but surely this issue should be secondary to marketing concerns.)
He has a point.
This isn’t very visually appealing:
The atheists could’ve at least gone for something a bit… happier:
But we do have a tough battle ahead of us.
It’s like I’ve always said: Atheists just don’t have the six foot poles we need to compete.
And you can quote me on that.
(Thanks to Greta Christina for the link!)