What are your thoughts on this billboard idea?

Comment by archaeopteryx on March 23, 2012 at 12:37pm

You're lucky - at 4  am, I often don't even know what I'm saying, which would probably be a good indication that I shouldn't say anything at all.

Comment by archaeopteryx on March 23, 2012 at 8:41pm

I found this interesting --

Comment by Scott Howard on March 26, 2012 at 10:38pm
Ironically, on Saturday my local paper carried an article about a billboard from American Atheists placed in Patterson, NJ near a Muslim community.

I thought it was a bit much because it said, "You know it's a myth..."

Of course the response from Christians (did I mention it was placed near a MUSLIM community?) was vitriolic, to say the least.

However, the article made me think of this thread. What if we placed billboards along the line of a picture of the bible (or torah or koran) with the question, "have you ever wondered___? (fill in the blank with various questions over various billboards) Join us at www.thinkatheist.com
Comment by Heather Spoonheim on March 26, 2012 at 10:59pm

You know, in any political campaign, the most important vote is the 'undecided' vote.  I think we need to think less about theists and Atheists and more about the people who haven't thought about it.  Here in Canada, most people really haven't paid much attention - because it just hasn't been at the center of our political game.

When Gord comes up in a discussion, 1 in ten quote scripture, 1 in ten say hooey, and 1 in ten just say, "Oh well, everyone has an opinion".  When I point out that anti-gay marriage, anti-stem cell, and anti-sex ed views are the sorts of opinions that have no basis in reality, I get a lot of heads nodding, and several comments like, "Well I still go to mass at Christmas because my mother expects me and my sisters to baptize our babies" - but I almost NEVER get "Gord is real and you don't know what is real!"

Maybe the U.S. isn't that different from Canada other than Americans being more vocal in general.  Maybe targeting the undecided vote is the way to go.  Maybe a slogan like, "Are condoms a form of homicide?"  I don't know, just something to get people talking without pissing them off and turning them away.

Comment by archaeopteryx on March 26, 2012 at 11:29pm

This was featured on Fox News in Dallas this evening:

Atheist Ads Target Families, Children: MyFoxDFW.com

Comment by archaeopteryx on March 26, 2012 at 11:34pm

In later news, The Movie Tavern backed out and decided not to run the ads.

Comment by G. Michael Williams on May 6, 2012 at 9:52pm

Think Atheist            because Mental Gymnastics isn't an Olympic Event.

Comment by James Cox on July 12, 2012 at 3:46pm

Not playing off theism is a good idea!


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