I follow Think Atheist on twitter and last night I saw the tweet about the Atheist billboard in Houston....well I had to go find it since I live in the surrounding area. It was a wee bit of a scavenger hunt but my husband and I finally located it above a liquor store on FM1960.
I'll confess that I LOVE the idea of advocating / marketing atheism. However, I was a little 'taken-aback' by the choice of words selected for this particular bill board. To me, there is a double-entendre that is not terribly helpful.
So, for example, the first and most obvious message taken from the sign is that: "There are other atheists in the community." However, were I a theist (Christian) convinced of supernatural over-seers, I could also reasonably interpret the message to mean: "Even if YOU think there is no God, you are not alone because HE is with you and is watching over you. So watch-out!" It's that second possible-but-improbable interpretation that disappoints me some.
I am personally more satisfied by the bus-board ad displayed in England that says something to the effect that "There most-probably is no god." While it demonstrates modesty and commitment to evidence-based thinking, it is quite clear in its message. What do you all think?