as Gail F said, "This time they're getting a lot of publicity for a billboard in New Jersey. It uses a piece of Christmas clip art featuring the Three Wise Men and the Holy Family, and says, “"You KNOW it's a Myth. This Season, Celebrate REASON!"
Blah, blah, blah.
Personally, I'm all for reason, ( John Paul the Great said "Faith and reason are two wings on the same bird".) although I draw the line at holidays celebrating it – that didn't go so well during the French Revolution.
But this sort of priggish, “I'm annoying you for your own good” mentality doesn't say much for the atheists, does it? After all, reason should tell them that spending $20,000 to put up a billboard like this and then claiming it's not anti-Christian is more than a little disingenuous. They say the billboard is actually for other atheists who dishonestly celebrate Christmas (imagine that – giving each other presents! decorating their houses! eating cookies and hams!). Well, should that be true I wish them luck. Reason parties don't sound like they'd be much fun.
What they really want to do is taunt Christians with the same old message that they are so much smarter and more enlightened and less needy than everyone else. The whole “Nyah nyah nyah, I'm more mature than you are” thing would be more convincing if they tried it on anyone who wasn't taught by their mythical God to forgive people who wrong them.
Here's my proposal. Atheists, I'll take you seriously if you do the following: Rent an equally prominent billboard for all of Ramadan, use clip art of Islamic calligraphy instead of a manger, and say “You KNOW it's a myth: This Ramadan, Celebrate REASON!” or use a picture of Buda and say "You Know it's a myth: This Visakah Puj, Celebrate REASON!"
Come on. Show how committed you are to your vaunted principles. Or maybe you've already shown that." --------------------------------------- Or maybe we should just put a neighboring billboard that says, “If there were no God, there would be no Atheists.”