Tuesday, September 7, 2010

OKC CoR Billboard on I-44

Billboard from OKCCor.org

The new sign is about as friendly as you can get while still broadcasting religious unbelief. Happy fluffy clouds in the background with a very simple question in the foreground, clearly directed at those who are already skeptical of theism. Nevertheless, it feels almost inevitable that the hate mail is going to come rolling in, telling us to love America or go back to France, and decrying our so-called ‘militancy’ in daring to put the word out that we actually exist.

Maybe, though, I’m being too cynical about my fellow Oklahomans. Maybe they will simply shrug and say something like, “Hey, it’s a free country. Everyone gets to speak out and worship (or not) as they please.” Perhaps they will recognize that the Bill of Rights protects those of minority faiths and no faiths, just as it protects everyone else. Maybe my fellow citizens will take a stand for the most fundamental American principles of freedom of speech and conscience even when those freedoms are exercised by someone other than the usual suspects. Perhaps we secularists and freethinkers will be tolerated in the spirit of liberty by those who claim patriotism and love for the “land of the free.” We might should say a prayer to that effect ... to all the gods who'd care to listen.



11 comments:

  1. I just saw the news article. I think people need to go out and start making a stink about all of the "pro life" and "Jesus is my lord" billboards. Because honestly I see no difference.

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    1. Exactly. The highways in the deep South and going north from Orlando on up, are littered with those billboards, and right beside them are signs advertising "spas" for truckers (strip joints and massage parlours). What's wrong with that picture? Lots. It screams hipocracy from the Religious Right Wingnuts.

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  2. Especially the pro-life flyers I find on my car with pictures of dead babies on them. That's absolutely terrible.

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    1. Those people can't manage their own lives yet they intrude on yours. Pathetic.

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  3. The fearful parents will be cursing their children's ability to read, sure enough...and they may get violent about it, but I say thanks. I was raised to believe in the unknowable, and was always made fearful of my exclusion into 'Heaven'....Presently, I think it is just a bit arrogant of people to expect something more after death, when what we are given is such a profound gift in itself... Dogmatic faith is all about salesmanship when you get right down to it...It is no more than a sanctioned enterprise selling the unknowable.
    IF....there is a hereafter...well, that would be a miracle too, but I cannot know such a thing, and those that think they do are prone to abuse their belief in the spiritual in order to profit from it here on earth...ending up often possessed by their possessions...

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    1. a big yes all of them when MEMBERS needs something in life, leaders say pray to god yet when leaders need earthly things they don't pray to their god but to members

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  4. Dont believe,look aroumd abuse everywhere, selfish ambition. This country will reap what is sowes right now our lives r so individulized that America will b worse than school shootinging, an im a volunteer who tries to help, trust me the atheists at work dont care. Yes well give u the equality u ask, what will u do with it?

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  5. anything that is true or real you won't say i
    believe if god is real, in reverse, so if god is real i will also say i don't believe in god coz god is real, yes this earth as your bible said were dumping grounds for atheist in heaven like satana, evil angels, adam and eve. therefore god is not an issue on this earth or believing nor praying for heaven. the big issue is find your race or generation then find yourself either your either you belong to the men of evil or righteousness, why the revelations mentions 2-part in every human, the innerman and outerman, flesh and spirit, the flesh sins, the spirit dies, the flesh do good, the spirit lives, we do our own salvation thats why its no more cross-saving savior but judgment day, RIGHT CHURCH LEADERS MEMBERS? BIG HURRAH FOR CORGROUPS, iwillcreateour group here in philippinegrounds

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  7. It's funny how Christians are pushing they're agenda but you are doing the same thing! You are putting people at the crossroad of decisions! you are NO different except for the fact that you leave people confuse and destroy peoples mentalities. sad, sad, sad....people may see a religious board and find hope or so, and they see yours and commit suicide. Which one is better? even if I don't believe in God, I would rather go for hope than suicide....

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    1. No, not really. You obviously are so wrapped up in your own agenda that you can't see the simplicity of the message. And here you are, using fear to push YOUR agenda. That's what religion does. "confuse and destroy mentalities" Seriously? You are part of the problem, I rentas.

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