To U.S. citizens:
So is it in atheism's best interests to promote supernatural abstinence on the Fourth of July?
In flying atheist banners over such places as the beaches of Biloxi, the Toledo Zoo, and a parade in Rapid City, S.D., I wonder what the crowd reaction will be overall?
One of the banners will proclaim "Atheism is Patriotic". That should confuse the hell out of a few theists will several beers under their belts. Or maybe even the among the teetotalers.
Happy 239th B-day America!
Do we even have a formal flag?
The first I recognize... the other two not at all.
I know some theocrats who would like to require we have our foreheads tattooed with something that warns their brethren of who we are.
I would find it about as tasteful as flying a religious flag. National days should be about what unites the people of a country, not what separates them.
I am inclined to agree with you Arcus.
Oddly, that's not totally unlike my profile pic, where I replaced the snake of the Gadsden Flag with the Red A.
Ha, I thought I had an original idea, but maybe I've seen something like this before. (I honestly don't remember.) I wanted to curve (rocker) the text, and ripple the whole thing so it doesn't look so flat, but it was too much trouble with the simple software I have. (Hmm, looks a bit top heavy, too.)
I wouldn't mind if the thirteen stripes could symbolize freedom from religion on July 4ths. I'm otherwise reluctant to hijack the contemporary stars & stripes as a personalized symbol, but maybe I could get over that whenever Christians claim exclusive ownership of it.