As far as reactions went, they seemed overwhelmingly positive, even from local Christians. Which is exactly what you’d expect from a harmless message that reads “Don’t believe in God? You’re not alone!”
Atheist Billboard in Knoxville (Tennessee) Removed After Just 5 Days After Complaint from Local Business Owner
I felt like it was a fairly tame message, but when you’re in a conservative area, you never know how people will react…
If you’re in the Knoxville area, be on the lookout for this billboard which is scheduled to go up today:
Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 49: Jason Heap, Executive Director of the United Coalition of Reason
Jason is also trying to become the first Humanist chaplain in the United States Armed Forces.
I spoke with him about the strategy behind putting up non-aggressive billboards, how he left the evangelical Christian faith he was raised in, and why politicians are working so hard to prevent Humanists from becoming officially-recognized chaplains.