Atheist Billboard Gets Taken Down By Offended Christians

If it’s not the extreme Left, it’s the extreme Right trying to censor dissenting opinions. In this case it’s the Right deciding that a pretty inoffensive atheist billboard needs to be taken down…because feels.

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A billboard promoting atheism during the holiday season has been run out of town by Christians in Monroe, Louisiana, who deemed it too offensive for their community’s religious sensibilities to tolerate.

Why do people want to ban different opinions?

Local news station KNOE reports that a billboard paid for by the American Atheists organization has been removed after multiple people in Monroe complained about being offended by it. The electronic billboard told people that they could “make Christmas great again” by skipping church this year, while also promoting the concept of an “Atheist Christmas.”

Get over yourselves. Just let the billboard stand, discuss it, explain why you disagree with it and let people decide for themselves which party has the better arguments. Stop trying to censor, drown out and get rid of any opinion that doesn’t match your own. It’s embarrassing when the Left does it and it’s just as shameful when the Right does it.

Just stop.

You’re like two sides of the same coin.

“I praise God that there was so much stirred up about it that it was taken down,” Monroe resident Shawn Cooper told KNOE.

Why would you praise God over this? Do you think getting it taken down is going to change someone’s mind? Do you think the discussion won’t happen if you just get this sign taken down? Do you think your God is so weak it can’t handle a billboard?

I think what you’re really afraid of is that people might agree with that sign. I think you’re worried that your arguments will have to stand on merit instead of being the only voice heard.

 

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40 Comments

  1. The atheist bill board may not be offensive to atheists, but it is truly offensive to Christians.

    One of the Ten Commandments roughly translated is, “Go to Church Every Sunday.”

    Consequently, the atheists billboard would have done just as well to say:

    1. Go cheat on your wife.
    2. Steal
    3. Murder
    4. Covet
    5. etc.

    The atheist can’t expect to attack someone’s core values in an expensive, public display without some pushback.

  2. I would say the bigger sin is where the Atheists chose to put the sign. This is a deep south city, and a sign like this (lit, no less) is like the proverbial red flag in front of the color blind bull. Wave anything, and he’ll charge it.

    Look at it from another perspective–how do you think a jewish community would feel if the NeoNazis put up a billboard in glowing colors, promoting a swastika?

  3. “I praise God that there was so much stirred up about it that it was taken down,” Monroe resident Shawn Cooper told KNOE.”

    And praise Zeus for the lightning bolt that zapped touchdown Jesus.

  4. Some atheist organizations seem to have a problem with getting their message across. I totally support the intent, but sometimes I think they could use better wording. I wrote about another sign here that, to me, was way too “in your face” to influence anyone.

  5. Ironically, the passionate response the billboard awoke in all the Christians who saw it was probably much more powerful than the indifferent feelings it engendered in atheists who were driving by. So jokes on you, Christians (again)!

  6. Why do people want to ban different opinions?

    Umm, because that would be highly un-American and non-democratic (and theocratic?) — please ignore the symbolism of Lady Liberty standing tall on Liberty Island! 😉

    On a different note, “skipping church” is what many MANY faith-followers do at any given time during the year anyway. What’s the big deal… that an athiest group called them out on it? LOL 😛

  7. Um, I don’t want to be annoying, but I don’t see why you attribute this to the extreme right. Morons who don’t understand that value of free speech, but what makes them the right? I’ve known more than one solidly left wing dipstick who is also a hardcore christian.

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