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.
(But the Catholic Church is ok?)
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!)