Atheist Group Asks You To Worship JesusMuhammadShivaClaus

Every year at the University of Minnesota, student groups are invited to “Paint the Bridge,” a tradition in which the groups paint panels on the side of a bridge with their logo, meeting info, etc.

This year, the Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists (CASH) went with something potentially controversial:

They argue there’s nothing wrong with this (and I agree):

We created this artwork to raise questions about the legitimacy of religious viewpoints. We wanted to do it in a fun, lighthearted way that would cause people to take a second look at the number of religions out there and the extremely low chance of any particular religion being the correct one. We expect our mural will attract like-minded people who recognise the advantages of rising above religious superstition in order to achieve humanistic goals.

The mural comes on the heels of the group’s celebration of Everybody Draw Muhammad Day, which they’re participating in later tonight.

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  • jeffj900

    You’ve really offended the sacred Claus by calling him Claud. The elves are rioting in the North Pole, perhaps accelerating even more the melting of the polar ice cap.

    You need to change part of the title from ‘ShiveClaud’ to ‘ShivaClaus’ unless there is some pun I’m missing here.

  • Marc Adler

    Ought to have been The Gay Easter JesusMuhammadShivaMosesAbdulBahaClausToothBuddhaFairy Bunny.

  • Hemant Mehta

    Damn autocorrect. Fixed!

  • Dats3

    Religious freak out in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1……

  • A3Kr0n

    When I see that I think atheists are all about money, and I find that disturbing.

  • Marc Adler

    I think that’s exactly what’s so awesome about atheists. It’s all about the here and now. 

  • jeffj900

    Yes, annoying as he’ll. See?

  • C Peterson

    Autocorrect. Another proof of the existence of Satan.

  • Daniel Parker

    I’ve been considering who will freak out more– the Christian or the Muslim fundamentalists. Because one group is going to go apeshiite over this.

  • Arthur Byrne

    …needs a sack of presents, I think.

  • Pseudonym

    As a member of the First Amalgamated Church, I find this offensive.

    Sincerely,  Father Changstein el-Gamal.

  • Pseudonym

    It’s three days later, and there are no reports of anyone freaking out so far. And you know that every little religious freakout, no matter how inconsequential or trivial, gets coverage on FA.

    Now I’m wondering if FA is basically a big selection bias machine.