Yes, Virginia… There Is No God

Since they won’t be putting up Nativity scenes or atheist plaques in the Washington state Capitol Building this year, the Freedom From Religion Foundation decided to buy adspace for a few hundred of these ads on Seattle buses. Provocative? Of course. Accurate? Not in the least. Atheists don’t (and shouldn’t) say, “There is no God” [Read More…]

That’s What You Call “Taking It In Stride”?

Here’s a news story about the Big Apple Coalition for Reason atheist ad campaign. There’s nothing overly special about it, but reader Anna noticed some interesting juxtaposition: At the beginning of the clip, the anchor says, “People we talked to took the ad in stride.” A couple seconds later, the man being interviewed says, “… [Read More…]

Another Atheist Billboard is Vandalized

A billboard put up by the Freedom From Religion Foundation was defaced yesterday: FFRF is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who has information about the vandal that could lead to the person’s arrest. This is a hate crime directed both at the nonreligious and at gays — it’s a perversion of our message honoring [Read More…]

What Could Make the Atheist Billboard Campaign Even More Powerful?

As the Chicago Coalition of Reason billboard went up last week, I thought about how many different atheist bus ads and billboard campaigns have gone up in the past year. Some have achieved a ton of media attention. A few have slipped under the radar. So, I wondered: How much stronger would all the various [Read More…]

Atheist Advertisement in a Coffee Shop

The upside to an atheist bus ad or billboard is that it advertises to the masses — If a ton of people see it, odds are a handful of them will be your target audience. The thinking is that a handful of atheists might see your sign, realize they’re not alone, and perhaps even join [Read More…]