Ohio atheists say they’re congratulated for church billboard with line, ‘There is no God’

An amusing article from the Washington Post:

Ohio atheists say they’re congratulated for church billboard with line, ‘There is no God’

(Mansfield News Journal, Jason J. Molyet/Associated Press) - Motorists pass a billboard that reads “There is no God” on US 30 near SR 42 in Mansfield, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. An Ohio atheist group says it has been commended by some people for a billboard put up by a church.


MANSFIELD, Ohio — An Ohio atheist group says it has been commended by some people for a billboard put up by a church’s pastor.

The road sign in Mansfield features the statement “There is no God” in capital letters. Below that, it says, “Don’t believe everything you hear.”




Pastor Frank Moore of McElroy Road Church of Christ tells the Mansfield News Journal (http://bit.ly/nYOUeX) he wanted to honor God with an ad that would get people thinking. He says he remembered how his parents always advised him not to believe everything people told him.

The Mansfield-based Mid Ohio Atheists says it has been contacted and congratulated by people incorrectly thinking it put up the billboard. The group says it wants to thank the church for, as the atheists say, “advertising our thoughts.”

 

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/ohio-atheists-say-t...

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Comment by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on August 31, 2011 at 7:12pm

BWA HA! HA! This is hillarious! Pastor tries to bash us but accidently promotes us instead. XD

Comment by matt.clerke on August 31, 2011 at 7:46pm

Lol Joseph, I thought the same thing!

Comment by Eoganacht on August 31, 2011 at 11:51pm

I think the pastor's trying to say that people should 'not believe everything they hear' in regards to the 'there is no god' statement above it. I can understand what he's doing and how he's doing it but it's a bit unclear as you could quite easily intepret the sign (much like something else begining in b and ending in e) as pro-atheist where as the 'don't believe everything you hear' is directed towards the church's teachings. But it still is quite ironic.

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