Atheist Billboard in East Tennessee Draws Surprisingly Positive Reactions

A few days ago, the Rationalists of East Tennessee put up a billboard in Knoxville, Tennessee with the message, “Don’t believe in God? You’re not alone!”

I felt like it was a fairly tame message, but when you’re in a conservative area, you never know how people will react…

And I’ll admit: I was shocked by the reaction:

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“Don’t Believe in God? You’re Not Alone!” Billboard Goes Up in Knoxville, Tennessee

If you’re in the Knoxville area, be on the lookout for this billboard which is scheduled to go up today:

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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 49: Jason Heap, Executive Director of the United Coalition of Reason

Our latest podcast guest is Jason Heap, Executive Director of the United Coalition of Reason, an organization that has placed billboards promoting local atheist groups all over the country.

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.

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In Downtown Chicago, a Catholic Group’s Easter Display Will Have Some Godless Company

If you visit Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago this weekend, be sure to check out these 8-foot banners promoting separation of church and state:

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FFRF Launches Ad Campaign Targeting Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s Expanded School Voucher Program

Among Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker‘s litany of faults is his decision to support vouchers that would ultimately use taxpayer money to fund religious schools. Before his budget is approved by state legislators, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is launching an ad campaign warning people about the voucher problem specifically.

Walker’s proposal would lift the 1,000-student cap on statewide private school tuition vouchers, opening the floodgates for state funding of religious schools. In the recently expanded statewide voucher system, 100% of the state-funded schools are Christian, and 73% of students attend Roman Catholic schools. The state must end this pernicious experiment to siphon funds from our public schools to fund church-run, religiously-segregated schools.

There’s this billboard that will go up in downtown Madison later this month:

Then there are these commercials which will air during local (and national) news broadcasts beginning on Monday:

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