Now, if only they could fix up their website… (I know, I know, who am I to talk. I’m working on it.)
Some passing motorists and people waiting at the bus shelter said they were offended by the ads.
“If they don’t want to believe in God then they should just be quiet about it. Why do they have to buy a poster and put it in public view?” said Melinda Holt of Anaheim, who was waiting for a bus next to the ad earlier this week.
“I’m a Christian and to see the Holy Bible in an ad that questions its worth –- that’s just not OK,” she said.
[Director Bruce] Gleason said he doesn’t mean to offend any one religion.
“If we put one up that said something about Muslims or Mormons, they would be offended, too,” Gleason said. “We are against any supernatural belief that harms the world. And that’s what we believe religion does.”
Christianity is the biggest player in the American Religion game, so the skeptics are going after them. Just as they should.
And Melinda Holt’s comment is the exact reason these ads need to be up. People are not used to seeing the Bible criticized, but it needs to be. If that shakes people up, so be it. There’s absolutely no need to be quiet about it. (No doubt Holt would have no problem with a bus shelter ad for a church.)
No word yet regarding any vandalization… but when the atheists’ ads are so close to the ground, it’s hard to believe some of them won’t be defaced.