New American Atheists Billboard Makes Bill Donahue Cry

Posted by Phil Ferguson on December 11th, 2012 – 10 Comments – Posted in Uncategorized

First…. Here is the new American Atheist billboard.  Notice… It looks cool!

Well, except for the mythical guy on the bottom.

Here is what the President of American Atheists, David Silverman had to say…

“We know that a large population of  ‘Christians’ are actually atheists who feel trapped in their family’s religion. 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.”

I agree.  It is time to come out!  Teresa MacBain the new Communications Director for American Atheists added…

 “The true beauty of the season—family, friends, and love—have nothing to do with the gods of yesteryear.  Indeed, the season is far more enjoyable without the religious baggage of guilt and judgmentalism. Dump the myth and have a happy holiday season.”

Dump the myth, dump the myth, dump the…..

Oh, wait….  Bill Donahue is going to cry….

…fortunately for Jews they are not being attacked by David Silverman. No, like other haters in the atheist community, the president of American Atheists saves his vitriol for Christians.

He played mentioned “the jews” and that christians are the real oppressed one.  WOW!  Bill, you may have topped your previous stupidity – that is saying something.  When you become a professional victim you can get pretty good at it.

Bill goes on….

What is offensive is the photo below a picture of Santa—it depicts Jesus with a Crown of Thorns on the Cross.

Bill has a point.  We would all be better off if we never saw that jerk again.  I agree, take down his likeness – everywhere.

He goes on…. and you will love this parting shot…

Unlike Christians who do not provoke, harass or otherwise mock atheists…

There you have it.  Christians don’t provoke or harass atheist!  Tell that to all the kids thrown out of their homes when their parents found out they were atheists.

Nice work Bill.  Your stupidity never wavers!

  1. modtim says:

    I started Coincidence Day many years ago….My family celebrates and give gifts on Dec 24th…about the same time as Christmas…so its a mere coincidence!! Happy Co-Incidence Day!!!

  2. Marcus says:

    These posts that you write are juvenile at best. Being a believer, I have never provoked or harassed anyone for their beliefs, or lack thereof; not because I’m a perfect, holier-than-thou, bible-thumping rattlesnake handler, but because it’s not right. Ever. What you’re doing here isn’t informing people of important issues that pertain to the Atheist community, it seems as though you’re attempting to be a catalyst for something…you state opinion as fact, quantify in abstract, and have the audacity to say that someone else’s ‘stupidity never wavers’. Also, ‘all the kids thrown out of their homes when their parents found out they were atheists’ probably had terrible parents to begin with. That’s called rebellion, not Atheism. Whether they believe in God or not, claiming Atheism in this context is just a sure-fire way to piss off the folks in a manner that they can’t psychologically torture, or physically beat you into changing. Another thing, I love the fact that about 80% of the time when someone says their an Atheist (especially online), they only end up bashing Christianity…then once someone like me says something like this, then suddenly EVERYTHING is bad. When really, if left to your own devices, you would systematically eradicate Christians and just kinda throw sticks at everyone else. Let’s see some of your posts address the topic of how Muslims are “attacking” Atheism. What about Buddhism? The Baha’i? Nobody else is saying anything except Christians? Venture out, get some new subject matter…possibly learn how to actually write an article. Don’t be afraid, just do it…well, just stop doing these. They really suck man. Best of luck to you.

    • Texas Atheist says:

      Marcus, you sound like a reasonable, kind, good person. I applaud that.

      I don’t know you, but suspect that if your religion (whatever you choose) were to suddenly disappear, you would still be a reasonable, kind, good person. Because that’s the sort of dude you appear to be. So the pain and harm inflicted by religious folks (of whatever stripe) on atheists perhaps cannot be laid directly at your feet. I applaud that on your part.

      However, the pain and harm inflicted by religious folks on atheists is real, pervasive and insidious — often dished out with a smarmy smile and declarations of love. I have lost a job because of “good” christian intolerance. I have been been written up otherwise because my preference for facts over superstition has caused religious folks to feel offended. The emotional abuse that binds religious tribes together (e.g., shame, guilt, fear and peer pressure) is also casually turned on anyone other than the tribe, whether the other be atheist or different sect of religion.

      So if you do not condone such behavior, you are, in my experience (and I am the son of a fundamentalist christian preacher) unusual. Thank you. But do not assume all is as you see it. It’s not. There is a need for writings such as SkepticMoney produces. There is a useful purpose in billboards like the above. The hostile climate toward atheists in this country inhibits closeted doubters/agnostics/atheists from coming out, and encouragement like the billboard helps. Enjoy a Merry Christmas.

      • Marcus says:

        Wow. That was unexpectedly well put; I think you should get together with Phil Ferguson sometime and teach him a few things about writing. That is my biggest problem with this page: the 5th grade writing style choc full of “nanny nanny boo boo” and “Christians are stupid and they’re not invited to my slumber party.” I like to get information from all sources, but this doesn’t seem like a source of information. This seems more like a bucket to dump the ideas that have been filtered out in good taste by those that actually have a literary gift. Texas Atheist, I don’t know you either, but I am inclined to believe that you’re too intelligent to be a follower (in the loosest sense) of a page of this caliber. However sir, I hope you have a Merry Christmas also.

    • Phil Ferguson says:

      “These posts that you write are juvenile at best.”
      Insults… great way to start a conversation.

      “Being a believer, I have never provoked or harassed anyone for their beliefs, or lack thereof; not because I’m a perfect, holier-than-thou, bible-thumping rattlesnake handler, but because it’s not right. Ever.”
      This fantastic but, you just did. “juvenile”

      “…it seems as though you’re attempting to be a catalyst for something…”
      WOW! That is awesome. You get it! That may be the best compliment I have had. Thank you. I am trying to be a catalyst. I want to point out that religion is a silly lie and people should leave.

      “…you state opinion as fact…”
      Maybe, tell me what It is and we can discuss or I can make a correction.

      “…quantify in abstract…”
      Ya got me on this one – not sure what you mean. Please elaborate.

      “…and have the audacity to say that someone else’s ‘stupidity never wavers’.”
      I do have that audacity. Thanks again!

      “Also, ‘all the kids thrown out of their homes when their parents found out they were atheists’ probably had terrible parents to begin with.”
      They probably did.

      “That’s called rebellion, not Atheism.”
      WRONG. This is absolutely not true. Children ARE thrown out of their homes because they lose religion. There are other causes sure and they are terrible also but, that does not change the truth of this fact for some young adults.

      “Whether they believe in God or not, claiming Atheism in this context is just a sure-fire way to piss off the folks in a manner that they can’t psychologically torture, or physically beat you into changing.”
      Please, tell me that I miss read that. Please, tell me that you are not suggesting physical beatings for a child. Please….

      “Another thing,”
      Oh, gawd….

      “I love the fact that about 80% of the time when someone says their an Atheist (especially online), they only end up bashing Christianity…”
      I think this fall under your previous concern of stating opinion as fact. However, the bulk of my opinions are about christianity. In the USA they are the religion that is trying to change laws.

      “..then once someone like me says something like this…”
      If you don’t like the response you get maybe just maybe you should consider that your comments may actually be part of the problem.

      “…then suddenly EVERYTHING is bad.”
      What is everything? I don’t thing everything is bad. I welcome your comments.

      “When really, if left to your own devices, you would systematically eradicate Christians..”
      This is a lie! Talk about making things up. I have never suggested nor will I allow any commenters to suggest that anyone be eradicated. Christianity – sure, Christians – no. There is a difference.

      “Let’s see some of your posts address the topic of how Muslims are “attacking” Atheism.”
      Oh, no…I’m a christian and they are only attacking me…whaaaa! I could give you links but it is time for you to learn how to google. Just type in SkepticMoney and Muslim and you will find posts.

      “What about Buddhism?”
      Really? FYI… most buddhists are atheists. You can google that one also.

      “Nobody else is saying anything except Christians?”
      In the USA it is mostly christians.

      “Venture out, get some new subject matter…possibly learn how to actually write an article. Don’t be afraid, just do it…well, just stop doing these. They really suck man. Best of luck to you.”
      ah… and the attempet of a thoughtful suggestion wrapped in sad little insults. You should have added, “I’ll Pray you!”

  3. Hey, I love the celestial event that christmas is part of, the winter solstice. It marks a midpoint of the long cold season for us here in the frozen north, Michigan. I’m happy to celebrate something this time of year.

    • Jim n says:

      Steve, I do too. I love to celebrate winter solstice and just use the time to socialize more. Summer is so busy and winter much more quiet in my life on the farm and in construction–I can actually eke out time to write!

      It would be great to have a secular holiday, like solstice, in which we all could participate. How can anyone disagree with solstice?

  4. Jim n says:

    This is what Dave wrote later:

    “I like Christmas more and more as it becomes less religious and more inclusive. There. That makes more sense. :)”

    My daughter put it best that Christmas is about family and being together. I try to hold onto that as the other stuff gets in the way

  5. Jim n says:

    Quick point as I have to take a hog to market today.

    Often religious people say bad things happen, familial abuse, because the people involved have a personal problem anyway. Another example, the church apologizes for priest pedophilia, men in “propinquity” to boys have a natural incidence of abuse.

    However, the entire point of a religion in its moral purpose is to ameliorate or change co-called moral turpitude. If the abuse occurs in spite of the religion the religion has failed.

    If the religion doesn’t help or makes the problem worse by having members avoid therapy, counseling, and medication, it must be held accountable!

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