Atheist Billboards Go Up in Columbia, South Carolina

Two new (digital) atheist billboards just went up in South Carolina, courtesy of the newly-formed Columbia Coalition of Reason:

They were placed by the Columbia Coalition of Reason (Columbia CoR) with $7,000 in funding from the United Coalition of Reason (UnitedCoR). The ad campaign marks the public launch of Columbia CoR, an alliance of four established non-theistic groups in the South Carolina midlands.

The ads will be up for the next month, which means they’ll be around during the big football game between the University of South Carolina and Clemson.

The question is whether anyone will notice it and take irrational offense to it… we can only hope.

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  • Ashleyfmiller

    We’ve already gotten hate mail! It’s so exciting!

    • http://www.facebook.com/DocMonkey Mick Wright

      My inner gossip is begging for details…or it might be the part of me that’s addicted to trolling the clinically decency-impaired.

    • Parse

      If you don’t already, you should have a special page set up, to list all the hate mail received.  It might shame some people into not sending it in, knowing that their words will be made public.

      • Anonymous

        I’m planning on putting highlights on my website.  And I hope that if we get some good ones that we’ll do a reading of them ala Dawkins and put it on the Youtubes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=684968309 Charles M Taylor

    There needs to be one of these put up in Adel, Georgia opposite the anti-gay billboard sitting off I-75.

  • Bsims1973

    Favorite comment so far is someone suggesting that someone paint over the sign. The fact it is a digital sign is lost on them and makes me believe they probably use white -out on their computer screen.

  • M G

    A couple of quibbles with it, actually–first, it’s just me, probably, but I prefer “in a god”  or “there is a God” to  just “in God” (capitalization or lack thereof was intended).
    As it stands, it lends unintended weight to the existence of the diety.

    Secondly, it almost seems to contradict the intention with the “you are not alone” phrase. It resonates with me as a take on the “we are not alone in the universe–there’s something out there” idea.


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