A digital billboard that features a Christian ad telling atheists, "Thank God you're wrong," in New York's Times Square is now being used by a secular group to spread the message, "OMG, there is no god!" alongside the face of former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Julia Sweeney.
The billboard has been placed by the Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation at the intersection of 42nd Street and 8th Avenue.
The atheist ad was unveiled Friday, four days after an evangelical group, Answers in Genesis, used the same spot to run a 15-second video with the message, "To all of our atheist friends: Thank God you're wrong." more >>
Atheists have expressed their anger using "vile comments" at a new billboard campaign telling them they are wrong, according to Ken Ham of the Creation Museum.
"As expected, many atheists showed their real anger against God by some very nasty, vile comments (so they were deleted and banned). Some secularists (after some investigation) were pretending to be Christians and complaining about the campaign," Ham wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday, following the launch of the billboards on Monday.
"It was sad to see many others who I presume are Christians (or at least church attenders) making all sorts of quite ridiculous accusations against AiG because of this direct challenge to atheists." more >>
A major creationist organization has posted billboards in New York City and San Francisco with the purpose of engaging atheists, with more to come this month.
Answers in Genesis announced Monday the posting of three billboards in the San Francisco Bay area and a "digital spectacular" sign at Times Square.
Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, told The Christian Post that the decision to post the billboards came in response to atheist groups in the past erecting billboards. more >>
On July 23, a bipartisan majority of the House approved amendment 35 to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, effectively defunding square circles . . . er "atheist chaplains." The amendment codified current Department of Defense Policy under which chaplains must be certified by a religious organization whose primary function is to perform religious ministries, whose beliefs are sincerely held, and whose practices and rituals are not illegal or contrary to public policy. In other words, a chaplain is to be religious.
That chaplains are religious is not surprising, since Merriam-Webster's defines a military chaplain as "a priest or other . . . religious leader who performs religious services for a military group." That military chaplains believe in some outside being is not surprising: after all, the chaplaincy's motto is, Pro Deo et Patria (For God and Country).
What is surprising is that prominent humanists like Jason Heap would apply to be chaplains. more >>
A school district in Ohio has reached a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union to keep a portrait of Jesus Christ off school property and pay a $95,000 fine.
Jackson City School District agreed to the settlement Friday in response to legal action being pushed by the ACLU and the Wisconsin-based group the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
"Millions of Americans are living happily without religion," reads the message on billboards an atheist group has installed along several Michigan freeways, including in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Madison Heights areas, to let people without religion know they are not alone.
Sponsored by the Center for Inquiry, the signs along U.S. 131 in the Grand Rapids suburb of Wyoming, I-94 in Kalamazoo, I-75 in the Detroit suburb of Madison Heights and I-94 in Kalamazoo will remain in place through Oct. 27, according to The Associated Press.
A key objective is to let people know that they are not alone if they are not religious and that there is a community group that they can be a part of, assistant director Jennifer Beahan of the group's Michigan chapter told CBS Detroit. more >>