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Dueling Religious Billboards

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Formaldehyde, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    The Colbert Report had an interesting segment about dueling billboards near the Lincoln Tunnel. An atheist organization put one up and a Christian organization responded.

    Colbert quipped:

    These billboards are apparently now starting to appear all over the place: Billboard Wars


    Christian:












    Atheist:









    And it's not just limited to the US. These billboards are apparently popping up all over the world.







    So all that raises this question:



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  2. Thedrin

    Thedrin Deity

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    Jesus saves at Citibank?

    Someone care to explain to me what the exact question and exact options were in that poll?

    At best I view these atheism adverts as pointless, but then I generally find proselytising atheists extremely aggravating (I'm agnostic).
     
  3. galdre

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    I don't get the point of them - they aren't going to change anyone's mind.

    and I hate billboards
     
  4. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Most of the "atheist" billboards (if they are indeed such) seem fairly reasonable. However...
    I wish American atheists didn't insist on lowering themselves to the Fundie level. I mean, yes, support secularism, support your freedom to non-religiousness and your freedom from religion, but don't go around slagging people off because you don't like their beliefs. It's not even an effective challenge to Christian privilege, it's just rude. :undecide:
     
  5. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    There are a couple of "Where's the Birth Certificate?" billboards in my area. I can't fathom why atheists are insisting on seeing documented proof of Jesus' birth before they will believe.
     
  6. Kozmos

    Kozmos Jew Detective

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    This one is the most lulzy.
     
  7. Newbunkle

    Newbunkle Muppet

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    They did it for the lulz
     
  8. Bugfatty300

    Bugfatty300 Buddha Squirrel

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    These are actually kind of funny. I see them all the time.

    Who makes them?
     
  9. SuperJay

    SuperJay Bending Space and Time

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    God does, silly.
     
  10. galdre

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    no, God does not make them himself, he inspires the creators of them - it's the inspired billboard of God
     
  11. Tacitusitis

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    Er, no. New Jersey is very real. Believe me, one can smell it from Manhattan.
     
  12. civver_764

    civver_764 Deity

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    These billboards are necessary IMO. A lot of people(especially kids) don't even know that being an atheist is an option.
     
  13. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    why the $1500 difference?
     
  14. Gangor

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    Now why does the "dueling banjos" tune pop into my head when I read this thread...
     
  15. GhostWriter16

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    Yeah, why do atheists need to proselyte? They gain what again?

    That poll is biased because it can be offensive and free speech.
     
  16. civver_764

    civver_764 Deity

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    Less religious freaks in our government?
     
  17. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    In their case? Great public recognition, less frequent marginalisation, a secular society.

    Why, what do Christians gain?
     
  18. Karalysia

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  19. useless

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    On Foxnews, thats pretty weird. Alot of religious ads are condescending, somewhat backwards and at times plain offensive.
     
  20. GhostWriter16

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    There aren't many religious freaks in the government, but still, proselyting as an atheist is silly. It is possible (At the very least in theory) to know there is a God if you've found him, but since you can't look everywhere, Atheism cannot be adhered to with certainty.

    EDIT: @Traitorfish- Well, most Mainstream Christians believe it will get the person who accepts into heaven, and some also believe it will save them from suffering in the next life. I would understand any other religion doing the same thing. But for atheists its silly.
     

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