There’s a new atheist billboard on I-35 in Austin, Texas, courtesy of the Austin Coalition of Reason:
Reaching out to the like minded isn’t the only goal of the effort. “We also want everyone to know that those who don’t believe in a god are your neighbors,” added Don Rhoades, coordinator of the Austin Coalition of Reason. “People like us can be found everywhere: among family members, friends and co-workers. One of us might even be in the pew next to you in church! So, in the same way that other people are open about their views, we think we should be free to express ours.”
The billboard is up thanks to $7,344 in funding from the United Coalition of Reason.
What do you think about the wording? I know there’s no “official” atheist club or anything like that and it’s just saying there’s a lot of us here. But I wonder if that phrasing could rub people the wrong way… (***Update***: I should’ve been more clear. I meant to ask if it would rub atheists the wrong way. No doubt that other people would get offended no matter what the billboard said.)