The other day I was contemplating the steriotypes that surround Athiest and Christians and how they are not always accurate.  One issue in particular that I was contemplating was family dinner time.  My husband's brother is religious and yet has expressed jealousy about our family time.  His family usually eats processed meals and usually in front of the television or computers.  My husband and I are atheist and we make strong efforts to eat at the dinner table most of the time.  We obviously do not pray before eating but the picturesque idea of eating at the dinner table seems to be associated with religion.  This lead me to the idea of an atheist billboard showing a family eating together at the dinning room table.  My husband helped me brainstorm sayings that could help reveal this misconception of atheist.  He came up with "Because family comes first, think atheist," playing off of the religious saying, "God, family, country," which indicates family comes second. Hope you like the billboard.  The image we attached is only an example; we used internet images.  The actual billboard we were thinking would have the ideal looking family (ie dressed in nice clothes as if they just returned from church) happily enjoying thier home cooked meal together.  ; )

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I really like this idea, actually. It's not exactly confrontational... it's just trying to humanize atheists! I'm sure people would be offended anyway, but I think that's a given. Thanks for the input! I like it.
Thanks for the reply. I agree it is humanizing atheist without being offensive. I like this approach because people are more likely to consider ideas if they are not feeling judged or attacked.
Simple and to the point. Very nice I like it.
I like the idea also.

Would prefer a real family instead of the fake one though.
haha that one is just a mock-up :)
I agree. My original idea is a real family.... that is just a sample per say.
I think it's a great idea. It shows us as regular people and should minimize the number that claim offense from the ad. Good work!
Keep the cartoon figures they attract the attention of children,just add color=CLASSIC.
The cartoon is a classic Christian cartoon.
I'm not sure with that saying it'd be quite clear that you're saying family comes first INSTEAD of God/religion though. I mean even if that's not clear it's still a great message and a way of humanizing atheists. I do like the idea. It's one of the least confrontational ideas I would be able to think of, people who'd get offended by it are just being ridiculous LOL.
I really like this idea.

Same Idea, different editing.
Hope you like :)


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