In what has become an annual self-parody for atheist groups, they throw tantrums via billboards to spread their beliefs. In the past they claimed that “you can be good without God,” which of course ignores that they have no grounding for the word “good” if there is no God.
Here’s the 2011 version:
“American Atheists announced Monday on their “No God Blog” a new billboard campaign in their continued effort in “laboring for the civil liberties of atheists,” but in reality just upsetting those who disagree with their theological stance. A press release for the American Atheists’ new holiday season billboard campaign reads:
“American Atheists announced today that their new billboard is going up in several locations nationwide, including the New Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel: the same location as last year’s famous ‘You KNOW it’s a MYTH’ billboard. The new billboard will also be going up in Ohio and Florida.
This year’s holiday season billboard features pictures of Neptune, Jesus, Santa Claus, and the Devil and says, ‘37 Million Americans know MYTHS when they see them. What do you see?’”
Anticipating the inevitability that their billboard will offend others, Dave Silverman, the president of American Atheists, said, “When you question someone’s long-held beliefs and doctrine they are going to be immediately offended and be on the defensive: it’s a known psychological phenomenon.”
Yes, it is a known psychological phenomenon that atheists go nuts when they see a manger scene or a cross, so they have the ACLU sue on their behalf to make them go away.
But here’s the amusing part: Even secular historians are wildly in agreement that Jesus really lived and then died on a Roman cross. They may not believe that He was divine and rose from the dead, but they believe He really lived. The atheists are as bad at history as they are at science (where they tend to be pro-abortion and pro-Darwinian evolution) if they believe otherwise.
Speaking of history, if the atheists are so brave in countering myths why don’t they publicly mock Mohammad’s alleged revelations in a cave, 500+ years after Jesus died on the cross, claiming that it wasn’t Jesus at all? (Koran, Sura 4:157-158) That might get them the attention that they crave, and would at least put them on the side of accurate history.
Or how about if they did billboards highlighting the myth that gays are “born that way,” or that they are 10% of the population, etc.?
It is easy to spot a bully: They pick on those they know won’t hurt them back.
My advice to Christians is to treat the billboards the way we treated our daughters when they threw tantrums as very small children: Don’t give them the attention that they crave. It worked really well for us. Just narrate to others what the atheists are doing and how illogical their statements are. After all, if Darwinian evolution was true it would be 100.00% responsible for my faith in the evidence for the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. So why would they want to criticize their pet theory?