Atheist billboards wont have impact acccording to preacher.
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Yea, and I am sure the church thought Galileo's observations were just a fad too.
I hate to tell believers reading this, our movement is having and will continue to have an impact. 9/11 was the worst thing to happen to theism but exposed it for the tribal bullshit it is. It was a kick in the pants to atheists, AND a wake up call to believers that naked assertions would be challenged.
Now, there are even doubters in the atheist community who think we haven't or don't have an impact. This is mostly spoken by short term thinkers. When one is active, like I have been on a daily basis for the past 10 years, you notice the difference.
I remember when "atheist" was hardly if ever mentioned in media other than to demonize it. There were only handful of active websites, and even back then when I first got on the web, because of deep seeded indoctrination, feared needlessly the "cult" treatment most of society considered.
But that is changing as it should. Just like we no longer believe the earth to be flat. This preacher is dead wrong. We are here to stay. We are here to challenge the notion that invisible friends by any label, are needed to live a decent life or to do good or be good.
The dismissive attitude only serves to me, to motivate me to continue. And to the atheist who read this. One voice does count. This is not a short term sprint, but a long term marathon.
NOW, before any theists goes shouting the bullshit of hate and bigotry, most atheist here are very realistic. We do want you to give up on your superstition, it is our position that you dont need it. But, on a planet of 7 billion it is not our tactic to use force of law. We are simply using the same free market of ideas to compete and challenge you to think outside your social norms. We are your family, friends and co-workers. We don't want to oppress you, but merely to challenge you.
"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."Obama
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