When the Godless-in-Chicago-Mobile Comes into Town…

I mentioned the ther day how atheist Rob Sherman was going to ride his Godless-in-Chicago-Mobile around town during local parades.

GodVan

The picture may be Photoshopped, but the mobile does really exist.

And Rob did indeed drive it around.

The reaction wasn’t very pleasant. You can hear the boos…

Unless he was running over cute puppies with the RV, the boos aren’t his fault. All he’s doing is saying he’s “godless and proud.” He’s arrogant as hell about it, yes, but no more so than a Christian who truly believes people are going to Hell if they don’t believe in the divinity of Jesus.

(via wheresmybulldog — Thanks to William for the link!)

  • Ryan Baker

    “going to Hell if they don’t believe in the divinity of Jesus. ”

    What divinity? SO the dude can walk on water, big friggin deal, Luke Skywalker can walk on lava. Beat that jesus.

    He can turn water to wine. Oh yeah? Midas can turn stuff into gold,

    Haha

    Luke Skywalker: 1
    Midas: 1
    Jesus: 0

  • http://gusonthought.blogspot.com Gustavo Keener

    @Baker Yeah, but Jesus can save souls, so:

    Luke Skywalker: 1
    Midas: 1
    Jesus: null

    It’s not zero, but it’s not-not zero, depending on whether your definition of “zero” includes “nothing”.

    @hemant That is so true about the open-and-in-your-face religionists being no better than a Chicago atheist with a bunch of pro-atheist messages on the side. I don’t know if I would have the balls to drive such a thing, through some parts of the country, but kudos to him for doing it.

  • beckster

    He should throw candy to the kids. Then watch the parents take the candy from the nice atheist out of their hands! From then on, the kids will wonder why the atheist is so nice and their mom is so mean :)

  • anonymouse

    I love how he crashed the party

  • Miko

    He’s arrogant as hell about it, yes, but no more so than a Christian who truly believes people are going to Hell if they don’t believe in the divinity of Jesus.

    And, of course, those people don’t deserve to be booed, right?

  • Richard Wade

    (to the tune of “The Wells Fargo Wagon” from The Music Man)

    Oh-ho the Godless Wagon is a-comin’ down the street,
    Oh please let it be for me!
    Oh-ho the Godless Wagon is a-comin’ down the street,
    I wish I wish I knew what it could be!

    I got a God Delusion hardbound on my birthday.
    Religulous arrived on DVD.
    In March I got a scarlet letter t-shirt,
    And a special license plate that says “NO G-O-D”

    Oh-ho the Godless Wagon is a-comin’ down the street,
    Is it a prepaid surprise or C.O.D?
    Oh-ho the Godless Wagon is a-comin’ down the street,
    With lots of goodies for heathens like me.

    I got a copy of I Sold My Soul on Ebay,
    A calendar with Hemant in July,
    A membership in Atheists United,
    And a Darwin fish for folks to see when I drive by!

    Oh-ho the Godless Wagon is a-comin’ down the street,
    With atheist stuff from A to Z.
    It could be something for someone who is no relation
    Or it could be…. something special… just for me!

  • http://www.bolingbrookbabbler.com William Brinkman

    I would have done something more along the line of the atheist billboards. Something that would have sent a more positive message to the public about atheism.

    Still, I do admire his courage for driving that RV in a parade.

  • Maryann

    maybe they just don’t like Rob Sherman irregardless of his beliefs. I know a lot of skeptics who don’t

  • Edwin

    Well, I can attest to the fact that this van does indeed exist, because I saw it heading eastbound on Grand Ave. in Elmwood Park, IL just west of Harlem Ave. early afternoon Monday, October 12, 2009.

    (I located this web site by Googling “Godless in Chicago”. Thanks for the info.)

    P.S. I am not so much an atheist as I am profoundly hostile to the ignorant certainties that most major religions proclaim and their damaging effects.


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