Thursday, December 13, 2012
Because they care, those atheists . . .
“The true beauty of the season -- family, friends, and love -- have nothing to do with the gods of yesteryear," Teresa MacBain, the group's communications director, said in a press release. "Indeed, the season is far more enjoyable without the religious baggage of guilt and judgmentalism.”
“We know that a large population of Christians are actually atheists who feel trapped in their family's religion," David Silverman, President of American Atheists, said of the billboard. "If you know God is a myth, you do not have to lie and call yourself Christian in order to have a festive holiday season. You can be merry without the myth, and indeed, you should.”
The billboard will be displayed in Times Square through Jan. 10.
Unless, of course, you are a miserable soul intent on spreading your joyless zeitgeist to demonstrate your utter lack of regard for others. Because if you lying to yourself to have a "festive holiday season" - the one where you have this expectation of giving and receiving gifts, decorating, and feasting, all centered around the 25th of December - then you really are sad and frankly, a boor at Christmas parties. Are you that militant in your atheism? Then do your Christian family and friends and stay home, to show you really are intent on not supporting the Christian holiday. It is so very nihilistic, is it not, to be that committed to fighting what you consider to be nothing?
And stupid, too. As one of my friends pointed out on Facebook when he saw this:
It amazes me so much money is spent to prove something that doesn't exist........ doesn't exist.
A billboard in midtown Manhattan is not cheap. Gosh, what could that money have purchased for the poor and needy?
Let us be honest. Billboards like that do not serve to glorify or promote atheism; they are used to attack religion, Christianity in particular. Antitheism, not atheism.