Truth in advertising

DrB-

 

I was driving around Kansas City, and saw a billboard for a hospital, and something new occurred to me.

Here’s a few examples I pulled up with just a Google search for hospital billboards, see if you can spot the trend:



See the common thread?

Our most advanced places of healing, the place you go when you’re in your true moment of need, what do they put in their advertisements?

Knowledge. Technology. Research. The want you to know they’re using the pinnacle of modern science. They want you to know their doctors are some of the most well learned humans on the planet.

 

You know what you don’t see?

 

Rational people don’t think twice between an emergency room and a prayer room. When someone is seriously injured, people dial 911, not their church.

One head studying will accomplish more than a million bowed in prayer.

Two hands researching will save lives when millions of hands clasped together in prayer will accomplish nothing.

Your computers folding proteins will aid in the search for cures. (Did you see that coming?)

 


You can find me on twitter, @DrDavidBurger

I recruit in Kansas City, http://www.kcatheists.org/
& https://www.facebook.com/KCAtheists

  • http://www.atheist-faq.com JT (Generic)

    So instead of donating money to a cancer research group, they buy a banner to encourage people to sit around and talk to themselves instead of contributing money/effort to help as well.

    Religion does no harm.

    I wish Folding@home was part of the Boinc family. I have four machines ties into that right now.

  • Ken Schroeter

    They answer with, “God empowered the docotrs, nurses and scientists to heal, he worked through them”. I answer, “Except when he randomly doesn’t…”

  • http://www.facebook.com/llamagirl kevinbutler

    I didn’t know atheism had a FAH group! Join’d!

  • Sarahface

    You guys have adverts for *hospitals*?!
    Wow O.O
    (You learn something new every day, huh?)

  • Icy Cantu

    A prayer for Dr. Burger:

    Heavenly Father, please heal Dr. Burger’s blindness to the Truth. Reveal to him by the power of the Holy Spirit through Your Word that we are only truly alive because of the sacrifice Your Son Jesus made on the Cross in obedience to You. Give him the strength and courage to call on the only Name that stands between him and a relationship with You.

    Please answer my prayer swiftly to the glory of your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

    • doctorburger

      You should really put a date range on this, you know, for accurate measurement over your power of prayer?

      Such as, you should pray that I join your particular cult within a month?

      That would make a good test, put in some specific criteria, and good measurable date range.

      That way you can document the results of your tests, and we can all measure just how powerful prayer really is.

      • Icy Cantu

        “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.”

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      Your prayer doesn’t seem to be working. Either god doesn’t exist or you’re doing it wrong.

  • doctorburger

    Maybe they’re praying to the wrong god?

    Perhaps they have not heard The Gospel of The One True God(TM)?

    http://www.venganza.org/

  • tynk

    Ok, just got home and have 8 cores and 32 gigs of raw computing power folding as hard as it can!


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