I’d Like to See This Billboard in Times Square…

(In response to this post and the following billboard:)

About M J Shepherd

Matthew graduated Louisiana State University in 2009 with a BA in studio art and a minor in art history. He has been drawing cartoons and comics online for several years.

  • Gus

    Seriously, that is not a cheap ad. I guess it must be cheaper than building a Noah’s Ark amusement park, though.

  • http://nomadwarriormonk.blogspot.com/ Cyrus Palmer

    What a way to waste money and look like idiots.

  • C.L. Honeycutt

    Best MJS comic yet. ^.^ Needs moar trash can aliens, though.

  • C Peterson

    Where does it go? The margarita bar at Chevy’s?

    • C.L. Honeycutt

      Porn channels at the convention hotels.

      • C Peterson

        I’m picturing something like anime productions of cavemen and dinosaurs getting it on…

        • C.L. Honeycutt

          “Well, it was okay back then, you have to read it in context. The rules changed, you know. God couldn’t explain to those primitives how humping dinosaurs led to having their wee-wees bitten off. And I bet you’ve never spent 18 years studying Dinophiliac apologetics in the original Flintstone…”

  • WallofSleep

    Notice how the billboard does not say “to all our jewish friends” or “to all our muslim friends”.

    • Carpinions

      Not an unfair point, since it is often the conservative troll who claims atheists are too scared to challenge Islam vocally and visibly.

    • steve

      In the Venn diagram of the desert dogma religions, the intersection of the circles labelled Christian, Jewish and Muslim has the label “creationist”.

      Not to mention the additional attributes of homophobic and misogynistic.

      And who said ecumenicalism was dead ?

  • hellbindercda

    I will still never understand why they think its such a great idea that there is some kind of supreme being with the personality on display by the one in the bible…
    Why could anyone be excited about Eternal Torment for average simply people?

    • WallofSleep

      “Why could anyone be excited about Eternal Torment for average simply people?”

      Cultists, obsessed with death and pain.

      • Quintin van Zuijlen

        Cognitive dissonance…

  • http://squeakysoapbox.com/ Rich Wilson

    If Dave can keep it light and funny like this http://dogbeatsman.quora.com/All-Dogs-Go-to-Heaven-dueling-church-signs then it can be a total win for AA.

  • suzeb1964

    How about this?
    To all of our religious friends: So this is where charitable donation funds are spent.

  • atoswald

    How many positive things could they have done with that money? Support a homeless shelter, donate to a soup kitchen or food bank, donate it to a scholarship fund, or how about a children’s hospital? Instead they choose to waste it in an attack (pathetic and weak as it is) on their version of the boogey man, the dreaded atheist. God of love, you say?

  • Carpinions

    I think this kind of pwnage would be more appropriate if it were the DI putting up these ads. I’m not sure Ham even cares that any creationist-friendly person or group does any research to prove what Ham sees as an obvious point. Does Ham and his special group of crazies ally themselves much with the DI and ID? Does AiG do anything that could be called “research” even from their warped perspective? Ham’s own words would seem to indicate probably not, since as he says if it’s not in the Bible, he doesn’t care. Ham might see the DI as being wishy-washy on “The Word” even if the DI are ultimately creationists.

  • islandbrewer

    The one thing conceptually wrong with that cartoon is that I really doubt you could dig up a single donor to AiG who honestly thinks of the money they donated as going to “research.” I think it’s pretty clear in their minds that it goes to “witnessing” and PR. Unfortunately, they probably think that actual science research works the same way.

    • Mitch

      My thoughts exactly.

  • RuBall

    My hubby sells times square billboards (or most types of outdoor nationwide) if you are actually considering buying some space.

  • Stephen Miller

    I think this is one of the best things that could happen to atheism. I hope the ad remains prominently displayed for a long, long time. Not only does negative advertising often drive up “sales” through higher visibility of the product being attacked, but it underscores the threat due to competition. If non-belief is such a threat to the religion industry that they need to fund high-profile negative advertising, it legitimizes non-belief to the doubters, which are the majority of the religious population. Put another way, if doubt among the “faithful” were not a significant concern, why is non-belief such a threat to the religious establishment? The religious establish is basically admitting they have problem with customer loyalty. Keep an eye on their market share – I expect significant underperformance vs. the competition in the coming quarters!

  • Blacksheep

    “Creationist” is the opposite of “Atheist”?

    • http://www.last.fm/user/m6wg4bxw/ m6wg4bxw

      No, and it isn’t being used that way. Answers in Genesis — the group responsible for the ad addressed to atheists — is an evangelical, creationist ministry.

    • Spuddie

      Creationist is by definition a Christian Fundamentalist wackadoodle. Its not a direct opposite, but it certainly is close enough.

      • Rob Cahill

        There is no direct opposite to Creationist. They stand alone, Like Tellytubbies except less intellect.

        • Spuddie


          My only problem with that assessment is the besmirching of the Tellytubbies. Unlike Creationists, they serve a legitimate societal purpose to both stoners and tired parents of infants.

  • http://www.last.fm/user/m6wg4bxw/ m6wg4bxw

    I wonder if this M J Shepherd listens to metal.

    • M J Shepherd

      Metal, grunge, J-pop, some country, classic rock, alternative rock, rock, broadway music.