A Collection of Atheist Holiday Billboards

AtheistBillboards features a nice roundup of the many atheist-themed billboards that have been put up during the holidays over the years:

For more billboard images, you can always check out my Pinterest page.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • C Peterson

    Print those out a couple of inches long on stiff paper, and you’d have some nice ornaments for a solstice tree…

  • Mrtilman

    Didn’t show my favorite:  “Axial tilt: the real reason for the season”

  • Rwlawoffice

    I thought there’s not a war on the Chrsitan Christmas. Why are the atheists attacking it if there is no war?

    • http://twitter.com/InMyUnbelief TCC

      Rev. Parris: This is a clear attack upon the court!
      Rev. Hale (to Parris, trying to contain himself): Is every defence an attack upon the court?
      (The Crucible, Act III)

    • phantomreader42

       The fact that your cult can no longer get away with hijacking the government and stealing tax money to promote your delusions on public property at taxpayer expense without anyone daring to question you does not constitute an attack.  The fact that you are too fucking STUPID to comprehend that proves that you wouldn’t recognize an attack if you were beaten about the head with it. 

      • Rwlawoffice

        Goodness. Why the anger? The same people that claim the mere sight of a Christian symbol is offensive have a cognitive dissidence to say that when a billboard goes up using a modification of a Christian saying related to Christmas or calling the Christian belief that Christ was born is a myth it isn’t an attack on people’s beliefs. It’s an attack through mocking if nothing else.

        • phantomreader42

           IF you’re going to demand atheist billboards be taken down because you’re such a whiny little coward that you see everything as an attack, no one with a brain should take a word you say seriously until you personally destroy every single christian billboard and church sign in the country, because those are INFINITELY more of an attack on those who haven’t been brainwashed into your cult.  Of course, you won’t do that, you won’t even be able to bring yourself to whisper a single WORD of criticism of anything any christian says or does, you’ll just whine and cry until you drown in your own tears because you can’t stand the fact that freedom of speech isn’t limited exclusively to christians.  And whenever anyone points out how idiotic your double standards are, you’ll flee in abject terror so fast you’ll break the sound barrier! 

          What a worthless lying cowardly sack of shit you are!

          • Castilliano

            Rwlawoffice, phantomreader 42′s incivility and profanity does not represent us as a whole (a.k.a. the ‘friendly’ part as per Hemant’s blog name).  We have our angry nutjobs too.  Sorry.

            But, I would say that since Christmas is a time when semi-Christian people often revisit their Christian beliefs & heritage, it’s a perfect time to market that those ideas are myths.  We see this as a positive movement toward ‘goodness’ because to us, Christian stories are myths, and not important to being good or celebrating charity and family.  In fact, many of those myths are full of ‘badness’ (which is why many atheists are ex-Christians, me for one, turned away by the Bible itself.)
            The more literally one reads the Bible, the more difficult it is to be good, but that’s a long argument.  See Nonstampcollectors Youtube account for quick summaries of how horrifying the Bible & Yahweh can be.

            Also, considering a majority of Christmas traditions come from pagan sources, it’s not like Christmas is exactly Christian anyway…we’re just emphasizing that point.

            In a nutshell, those ads aren’t attacks, they’re expressions of our beliefs.  Our beliefs make no comment about you or yours other than ours don’t match yours.  And as PR42 put bluntly, your beliefs have us going to hell.
            So who’s attacking whom?

            (I seldom reread comments sections, so it’s a rhetorical question.  I posted to rectify the rudeness.)

            Cheers.

          • Rwlawoffice

            Where did I demand that any billboard be taken down? I’m just calling them what they are while the atheists who put them want to deny that they are attacking Christmas or Christianity. Put them up all you want. Christianity will survive.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/ Kevin_Of_Bangor
    • Godlesspanther

      Define “attack” and then explain exactly why it is that you feel as though Christmas and/or you are being attacked. 

      • Rwlawoffice

        I would include mocking as an attack. That is what these billboards do.

        • 3lemenope

          I would include mocking as an attack.

          That’s…well, that’s sad. There’s no other way to put it. 

          • Rwlawoffice

            Mocking and belittling is a classic way to attack Christianity. It happens all the time. Look at Bill Maher as an example

        • phantomreader42

          So, since you have such a thin skin that you see anything but mindless worship of you as an attack, do you ALSO denounce christian dogma teaching that non-christians are to be burned alive forever by the imaginary sky tyrant as attacking everyone on the planet who does not subscribe to your delusion? Or do you only think YOUR cult is too PITIFULLY WEAK to survive the slightest dissent?

          • Rwlawoffice

            You are a very angry person and apparently can’t stand to be questioned, yet you accuse me of being thin skinned. Project much?

            As for the doctrine of hell, Christians do hold to the belief that if you don’t accept Christ as your savior that is where you will end up. Our goal is to spread the gospel and prevent that from happening to anyone. If you view that ad an attack that says more about you than it does about Christianity.

            As far as Christianity surviving dissent, it has faced far worse than a few atheists thinking they are silencing it with some billboards and it always survives.

            • phantomreader42

              So long as your vile death cult continues to spread the foul dogma that anyone who disagrees with you deserves to be burned alive forever for the sadistic entertainment of your imaginary friend, nothing i say or do could even qualify as rude by comparison. If you actually thought that there was a monster who would send most of the human face to unending torture, and you didn’t want that to happen, you’d make some effort to actually OPPOSE the monster. Your dogma sets your god up as the most evil being imaginable,, then you kneel and lick the bastard’s boots in hope of saving your own worthless hide. You’re either a sniveling coward, a liar, or you haven’t even bothered to think about what your cult has brainwashed you with. Most likely all three.

              • Rwlawoffice

                If you truly understood the doctrine of hell or the characteristics of God as taught by Christianity, you would understand how inaccurate your description is. If you are going to argue about Christianity you should really learn about it first.

                So by your logic, there is no God, but because you don’t like the concept of Hell, I should oppose a God that does not exist and thus oppose Hell that would equally not exist. Got it.

                If you really want to learn about Christianity, you should the concept of grace. It is a key component of your description of God that you are missing or are choosing to ignore.

        • phantomreader42

           Rwlawoffice, is this billboard an attack?  YES or NO?  None of your usual whiny, dishonest weaseling.  Just answer the question.  YES or NO? 

          If your answer is NO, then you admit you are a worthless lying sack of shit incapable of admitting any imperfection in any christian action, no matter how dishonest or bigoted, and you can NEVER be taken seriously when complaining about atheist “attacks” on your cult again as long as you live. 

          IF your answer is YES, then you need to go tell Answers in Genesis and the rest of your fellow death cultists that what they are doing is unacceptable, and quit complaining about atheist mockery until AiG has issued a public apology and disbanded. 

          Take your pick.  YES or NO? 

          • Rwlawoffice

            Wow the anger you express. And you call me thin skinned. I think this billboard s an attack . It assumes wrongfully that atheists are automatically violent. Interestingly, apparently you do to, yet when the same type of assumptions are made about Christians or their beliefs are ridiculed I would bet you don’t see that as an attack.

            • phantomreader42

              So, can you bring yourself to offer even a single word of criticism to the lying sociopaths at Answers in Genesis? Will you tell Ken Ham that he’s wrong to his ugly face? Or are you only capable of whining about “attacks” from atheists that only qualiffy as such in your diseased imagination, while letting christians spew slander and death threats without so much as a whisper of diagreement?

    • The Godless Monster

       Some atheist billboards could definitely be construed as attacks on the Christian celebration of Christmas. Others shown here are absolutely not an attack on Christmas. It might be better to ask why some atheists seem intent on going on the offensive. Most of us aren’t. We just want it to be known that there are alternatives to religion and that there are others who are there for support for those atheists who need it.

    • ImRike

       So, are you saying that all the billboards put up by churches are attacks? If so, then it looks to me like the christians were first with that, so maybe we should call our billboards a defense…

  • CanadianNihilist

    The video is a bit repetitive. 


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