What were the best atheist billboards/signs of 2012?
I selected 18 nominees using the following criteria:
- It had to go up in 2012.
- I wouldn’t use any particular definition of “best” (meaning the billboard could be the best designed, most controversial, most effective, etc).
- I selected the final list. (Otherwise, there were just too many billboards from which to choose.)
The finalists are below (after the jump) and the poll to vote is immediately after that!
The group that ultimately put up the 2012 Atheist Billboard of the Year will receive a $100 donation. Good luck!
In the summer of 2009, I had an idea that I couldn’t get out of my head. I was a campus organizer for the Center for Inquiry On Campus at the time, and we were about to host dozens of secular college leaders from around the world for our annual summer leadership conference.
The students who came to the conference each held within them a personal story about how they had gotten there: perhaps their flight from dogma came through a moment of clarity late at night while reading a website analyzing the Bible; maybe they had experienced religiously-inspired misogyny or discrimination in their youth and chose to forge a new path; perhaps they had lived through years of their prayers going unanswered and had concluded that God does not exist.