A billboard reading, “Don’t believe in God? You are not alone” has gone up in Lakeland, Florida (near Tampa), courtesy of the Atheists of Florida:
A local news channel ran a piece on the story. About 1:10 into it, they interview a couple very entertaining anti-atheist folks about it. One guy just calls it stupid. An older lady says it’s bad because children shouldn’t be raised like that, without a god.
Publicity is the goal, though. The Atheists of Florida are capitalizing on the media blitz by hosting an event for Christians, atheists, and whomever else has a question for non-theists.
A panel of atheists will be available to address your concerns and to satisfy your curiosity on Monday, November 23. We will be in the Lakeland Public Library Meeting Room at 6:00 p.m. This is free and open to the public. We will speak very briefly to provide a five minute introduction, then open the floor to you.
That’s a smart way to follow up. If you’re in the area, consider joining their group and bringing religious friends to the panel discussion!
(Thanks to Kim for the link!)