'God is' billboard replaces controversial Lincoln Tunnel atheist billboard
December 23rd, 2010
05:44 PM ET

'God is' billboard replaces controversial Lincoln Tunnel atheist billboard

By Emanuella Grinberg and Nicole Saidi, CNN

An atheist billboard on the New Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel that declared Christmas a "myth" has been replaced by a pro-Christian billboard.

The old billboard, put up in late November by the American Atheists organization, said "You know it's a myth. This season, celebrate reason."

The sign stirred controversy among Christian organizations, prompting the Catholic League to erect its own pro-Christmas billboard on the New York side of the tunnel that read, "You Know It's Real: This Season Celebrate Jesus."

The new sign, which was posted by the Manhattan-based Times Square Church, reads "God is," and includes a word cloud of religious themes.

See images of new "God is" billboard

The sign is a direct response to "atheist billboards near the Lincoln Tunnel declaring Christmas a myth," the church said on its website.

"We want to encourage people to seek God and prove that indeed He is," senior Pastor Connor Conlon said. The ad originally ran as part of a subway ad campaign Times Square Church ran in January 2010.

iReporter Lulis Leal noticed the new sign while passing through the Lincoln Tunnel and shared photos of it with iReport. She said people on both sides of the issue are talking about the latest billboard. She said she's even observed people arguing about it.

As for the old sign, an American Atheists spokesman said the organization's lease ran out on the space, as they'd only had it reserved for a month.

"They have First Amendment rights," spokesman Blair Scott said.

Since putting down $20,000 for the billboard, the group has earned $65,000 in donations, which Scott attributed to the national publicity it garnered - with a little help from the Catholic League.

"We received e-mails from hundreds of agnostics and atheists who heard about the billboard and had never heard about us who thanked us for being there and letting them know they're not alone, and that was our target audience from the get-go," he said.

"We sent the Catholic League a thank-you letter."

- egrinberg

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  1. Kevin

    Everyone know the three wise men came to see baby jesus on apatosauruses...

    December 23, 2010 at 8:38 pm |
  2. Dalits

    Did u know Jesus went to India and studied Buddhism and came back to teach it. Every time he spoke of "He" he was referring to Buddha not god. When people started to write the Bible god was introduced.

    December 23, 2010 at 8:38 pm |
    • RichardSRussell

      Did YOU know that your particular myth is just as fatuous and ill-founded as the ones the True Believer Xians try to pawn off as "fact"?

      December 23, 2010 at 9:49 pm |
  3. taildragon

    Seriously, does anybody really believe in God? Nobody's ever seen him, he doesn't say anything, you can't test him because his book says it's a Bad Thing. So instead, for evidence they'll say he cured my sniffles, or he gives me a warm feeling, or he got me off the pipe. This is the creator of the universe, yet his existence can only be proven by arguments or feelings, never anything that you'd expect from a real, live person. Is it so much to ask God to actually, well, show up? For something?

    December 23, 2010 at 8:31 pm |
    • religious sects

      I'm with you there. I personally strongly believe almost none of the self proclaimed christians actually and truely and honestly believe... they just wish so strongly they're afraid to know anything else.

      December 23, 2010 at 8:49 pm |
    • God Fearing Christian

      Do you believe in gravity? You can't see it yet it is there.
      Your logic that God does not exist because you can't see Him is flawed.
      If you really believe there is no God – why do you care at all that others do believe in Him?
      Something in your conscious is bothering you. Do yourself a favor and go research and study to prove that he does not exist. You'll be amazed.

      December 23, 2010 at 8:54 pm |
    • Aarrgghh

      God fearing Christian: (how fitting) We can PROVE gravity, over and over and over again. We even know how much or little of it there is on other planets because we can PROVE IT with mathematics and experiments. You can NOT do that with your imaginary friend

      December 23, 2010 at 8:59 pm |
    • religious sects

      GFC ... There is a big difference between actually believing and wishing, wisdom is knowing yourself well enough to know which one you actually are. If God exists you can bet he'll know which one you are.

      December 23, 2010 at 9:02 pm |
    • RichardSRussell

      God Fearing Christian, it's not the responsibility of someone who questions the existence of unicorns to prove that they DON'T exist, it's the responsibility of those who say "I know they do! I SAW one." to come up with the proof that they DO exist.

      Same deal here. Where's your proof that God actually exists?

      And you don't get to say "because the Universe exists". You have to come up with something that ONLY your God could have done. The existence of the Universe can be explained in dozens of other ways.

      December 23, 2010 at 9:47 pm |
    • taildragon

      GFC: that's exactly what I'm talking about. Even you acknowledge there's nothing to see, so your fallback position is that there are other invisible things that are real. Why is God invisible? Why does he only speak through humans? Doesn't it seem odd that without people to convince other people that God exists, God would be silent. Oh, except for the Bible. Which was written...by people.

      December 23, 2010 at 9:55 pm |
    • CatholicMom


      You said, 'The existence of the Universe can be explained in dozens of other ways'...we will be thrilled to hear of just one...not a theory, mind you, but fact. Then once you do that...know that God is the one who breathed the universe into existence that way by His Word....now, go ahead and explain it to us....
      Thanking you in advance..................

      December 24, 2010 at 12:21 am |
    • RichardSRussell

      Here ya go, Catholic Mom: The Universe ...
      (1) has always existed.
      (2) sprang into being spontaneously.
      (3) isn't really there, it's just an illusion.
      (4) was created by Allah (or pick any other creator deity you prefer).
      (5) is a program running in the supercomputer of some hyperintelligent species.
      (6) is a dream.
      (7) is really Hell, and you're trapped here forever.

      I could keep going, but you get the idea. EVERY ONE of these hypotheses is consistent with the plain, simple fact that the Universe exists. The mere FACT that it exists tells us nothing whatsoever about why, let alone that your preferred pet theory is the one and only correct one.

      December 24, 2010 at 1:22 am |
  4. FreeToExpress

    Have a great holiday ... remember no presents because they should only be given to jesus ... giving yourself or your children presents should not be done ... no trees, lights or santa references either. You should just have a birthday cake and sing happy birthday and that's it. Would be nice to give that cake to a homeless person or a family that doesn't have any food since it would be a "christian" thing to do (though you would probably not give cake to a non-christian). Oh and give money to the churches so they can build huge gaudy places for you to worship and pay no property taxes (your state may vary) since it states places of worship must be exactly that in the bible ... doesn't it??? hmmm don't think so.

    "And the lord struck the people with a plague because of what they did with the [golden] calf Aaron had made." and what did the Levites do before that because of what your god told them to do in his name?

    December 23, 2010 at 8:31 pm |
    • shamgar50

      Christianity, hypocrisy made into a way of life.

      December 23, 2010 at 8:43 pm |
    • Kevin

      "..and he saw all the religious people congregated before him, and sicced the velociraptors on them..."
      The Book Of Nonsense...Part 55 Section 9,786...

      December 23, 2010 at 8:50 pm |
  5. JennyTX

    I used to go to church, but then I realized that religions are theories, not facts. Virgin birth? Come on...

    December 23, 2010 at 8:30 pm |
    • CatholicMom


      Mary was saved by God at her Conception to be free of sin, the vessel that would carry Him to us incarnate. He could not enter an unclean vessel; just like we cannot enter Heaven unclean. So Mary is like the First Tabernacle for Jesus, our Lord.

      Remember, all things are possible for God.

      December 24, 2010 at 12:12 am |
    • Anarimus

      as a scientist i find that statement strange because in science, theory is fact.

      December 24, 2010 at 3:18 am |
    • Auntie M

      I have worked in the medical field all my life; and I've yet to see a "virgin" birth. I do know that there are cases where the hymen is still intact with a small opening...... But the only God that was there at conception was the one she was yelling for in the physical act of lovemaking.

      December 24, 2010 at 8:42 am |
  6. Agnostic

    You religious nuts are just too whacked out to see beyond your own narrow thinking. I cannot think of ANY atheistic organization that has slaughtered human beings in the name of NO GOD. You freaks however HAVE. Catholics kill protestants, Protestants kill Catholics (Ireland), Christians have killed COUNTLESS indigenousness people for being HEATHENS. The Christian witch burnings, and don't forget your freak GOD followers you have killed because they heard Gods voice in their whacked out head. Then you have the cream of the whacked out crop, the farking Muslims, who kill ANYBODY that isn't the EXACT same sect they are. And now, you RAT BASTAGES have the BALLS to call atheists the "HATERS"? I have news for you NUTJOBS..... RELIGION IS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF HUMAN DEATH AND SUFFERING! Thats the BOTTOM LINE YOU MORONS.

    December 23, 2010 at 8:30 pm |
    • Fisher

      Actually, according to your logic, humans are the number one cause of human suffering, which I would agree with, and which the enormous amount of death, pain, and suffering that is in no way connected to religious belief supports

      December 23, 2010 at 8:50 pm |
    • Amir Fouladgar

      RELIGION = CONTROL. If you don't see it then, ignorance is bliss.

      December 23, 2010 at 8:54 pm |
    • Ryan

      I don't want to point out your ignorance but religion is in fact VERY prevalent in almost all of the major conflicts of our time. The crusades, the inquisition, 9/11 just to name a few. ALL DIRECTLY RELATED TO RELIGION.

      December 24, 2010 at 10:52 am |
  7. Reason

    1. All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
    2. The difference between a religion and a delusion is the number of people who share it.
    3. Gods are fragile beings; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.
    4. God did not create Men. Men created God.
    5. Christians believe that the most wonderful thing that can happen to them is to go to Heaven, but few of them are in a hurry to make the trip.
    6. "Liar": As defined by religious people, an atheist who tells an unpleasant truth.
    7. All through history the ancient gods have found themselves in the trash can of history, eventually discarded. Atheists today are continuing that tradition. They are adding Jehovah, Allah and Buddha to the list....
    8. What’s the deal with this Christ fellow? It’s not a sacrifice if you get to take it back three days later.
    9. If you had two children and one had to be bribed (heaven) and threatened (hell) to do what he was supposed to do, and the other one just did it because that’s what he knew was the right thing to do, which would you consider the better person?
    10. If your young, unmarried daughter, Mary, told you that she was pregnant but still a virgin, having been told by an angel that she had been impregnated by God himself, would you believe her?
    11. Worship… It’s easier than thinking.
    12. The idea that a good God would send people to a burning hell is utterly damnable. I want no part of such a God.

    December 23, 2010 at 8:29 pm |
    • Kevin

      Let's see these religous individuals explain the dinosaurs...
      They can't...
      After all, what would T-Rex say at temple about all this?

      December 23, 2010 at 8:42 pm |
    • Aarrgghh

      Kevin: I had to laugh when I saw that they would be included at the "Ark Experience" Noah apparently had two of each kind of those on the boat too...

      December 23, 2010 at 8:45 pm |
    • Mario

      12 Rules to Live By

      December 23, 2010 at 8:52 pm |
    • elgeevz

      I fully agree!

      December 23, 2010 at 9:12 pm |
    • CatholicMom


      You said, ' I want no part of such a God.'

      You may get your wish......

      December 24, 2010 at 12:02 am |
    • Chuck

      Can you prove any one of these? If not then you are putting yourself in the same company as those you despise.
      Reason is a mental faculty (or ability) found in humans, that is able to generate conclusions from assumptions or premises. In other words, it is amongst other things the means by which rational beings propose specific reasons, or explanations of cause and effect. In contrast to reason as an abstract noun, a reason is a consideration which explains or justifies. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
      Reason is just another human construct. It makes no point any better than belief does.

      December 24, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  8. John

    Why do so many dislike somone that was compassionate, loved others more than himself, gave to the poor, spoke the truth and gave us many examples on how to live life. Please don't be turned off by people or religions that have used the bible for terrible things. If this world exhibited more Christ-like behaviour we would all be better of.

    May Christ bless each and every one of you today and everday.

    December 23, 2010 at 8:26 pm |
    • shamgar50

      Because in the end, this wonderful, kind person said, "BELIEVE IN ME OR BURN IN HELL"!

      December 23, 2010 at 8:39 pm |
    • John

      @shammgar50..There are consequences for our actions and decisions, this is part of life.

      December 23, 2010 at 8:43 pm |
    • Aarrgghh

      Thomas Paine "The Christian church has set up a religion of pomp and revenue in
      pretend imitation of a person (Jesus) who lived a life of poverty."

      December 23, 2010 at 8:43 pm |
    • Don

      There is no hell, John. No heaven. No god. No devil.

      December 23, 2010 at 9:08 pm |
    • taildragon

      John, this Jesus fella seems like a decent enough guy. It's the Christians we can't stand.

      December 23, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  9. Damien

    Regardless of what the catholic league wants or the remaining Christians in the US hope for, their numbers are slowly dwindling. In many parts because their thinking and ideologies are archaic in the face of the changing world.

    By all means each to their own with beliefs, but in reality Christmas was a holiday they stole from the Celtics in the forests of Europe back in the day.

    December 23, 2010 at 8:25 pm |
    • Ryan

      Christianity is so well entrenched in our history it will take alot of compassionate intelligent lobbying by Atheists to get us out of this hole. This is the point I think we're having trouble getting across:

      "Christians, all Atheists LOVE you and want to save your LIFE by bring you the gift of intellectual enlightenment"

      December 24, 2010 at 10:49 am |
  10. Joe

    I don't understand why atheists think they have to play the Grinch and try to ruin other people's holidays. If you don't believe, fine. You don't have to. But why work so hard to be mean spirited and spitefully denigrate other folks' enjoyment of the holidays?

    December 23, 2010 at 8:25 pm |
    • Dalits

      Joe, if your child is somking pot.. we know he/she is having fun but that does not mean we should not educate him/her of the ill of taking drugs. There is nothing mean about educting...

      December 23, 2010 at 8:29 pm |
    • shamgar50

      We're just returning the favor. We've put up with christian harassment and crap for hundreds of years. Now you're getting some of it back. Stop whining.

      December 23, 2010 at 8:31 pm |
    • Pirate

      if disproving your religion with simple facts and logic is considered "cruel," then why are you proud of believing in something so fragile to begin with? if I had a god, I'd ask him to free all of you believers from their mental glass ceiling and be the people they were meant to be. religion ruins great minds. it sucks the potential out of people. I don't use the holidays as an excuse to be happy; I'm happy all the time. I lead a fulfilling life because I understand why we're here; somewhere distant in space, a gigantic star exploded into a beautiful supernova, giving birth to our solar system and enriching it with chemicals and gas that eventually brought us here.

      we are born from the stars. I think that's much more fulfilling than some ancient fairytale made up by men, and the punishment for not believing in their uneducated drivel is eternal fire and punishment. give me a break.

      December 23, 2010 at 8:42 pm |
    • Don

      If your holiday is ruined by someone disagreeing with you, you're in sad shape.

      December 23, 2010 at 9:07 pm |
    • pete

      If your holiday is ruined by a billboard that voices an opinion you disagree with I am sorry. However I think you are way too sensitive.

      December 23, 2010 at 11:03 pm |
    • CatholicMom

      You never did tell us WHY you are here…you just told us how you think you got here…so help us understand WHY you are here…as you understand it…..

      December 23, 2010 at 11:54 pm |
    • ladderflappy

      hey joe
      where you goin with that gun in your hand?

      December 24, 2010 at 1:48 am |
  11. holly

    For those who believe... no explanation is necessary.
    For those who do not... no explanation will suffice.

    If you are atheist, IMHO, Dec 25th should be like any other day for you... no holiday lights, presents, and have fun at work.

    December 23, 2010 at 8:24 pm |
    • shamgar50

      We like to celebrate the winter solstice. If you were being true to your religion, you would't celebrate so much. You also might try to find out when jesus was really born!

      December 23, 2010 at 8:27 pm |
    • Aarrgghh

      what shamgar50 said....

      December 23, 2010 at 8:39 pm |
    • Sir Craig

      Yes, because vacation days and days off should only belong to the godly. Seriously, do you have any education at all, or were you homeschooled?

      December 23, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
    • taildragon

      We're celebrating the birth of Santa. Quit trying to steal our holiday. Again.

      December 23, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
    • moi

      Shouldn't we say Merry Yalda instead of Merry Christmas

      Yalda, a Syriac word imported into the Persian language by the Syriac Christians means birth. It is a celebration of Winter Solstice on December 21st. Forty days before the next major Persian festival "Jashn-e Sadeh"; this night has been celebrated in countless cultures for thousands of years. The ancient Roman festivals of Saturnalia (God of Agriculture, Saturn) and Sol Invicta (Sun God) are amongst the best known in the Western world.
      Another related Roman festival celebrated at the same time was dedicated to Sol Invictus ("the invincible sun"). Originally a Syrian deity, this cult was imported by Emperor Heliogabalus into Rome and Sol was made god of the state. With the spread of Christianity, Christmas celebration became the most important Christian festival. In the third century various dates, from December to April, were celebrated by Christians as Christmas. January 6 was the most favored day because it was thought to be Jesus' Baptismal day (in the Greek Orthodox Church this continues to be the day to celebrate Christmas). In year 350, December 25 was adopted in Rome and gradually almost the entire Christian Church agreed to that date, which coincided, with Winter Solstice and the festivals, Sol Invicta and Saturnalia. Many of the rituals and traditions of the pagan festivals were incorporated into the Christmas celebration and are still observed today.

      December 23, 2010 at 11:19 pm |
    • RichardSRussell

      The main reason Christians celebrate Christmas around the time of the winter solstice was because they were (with ample justification) considered outlaw terrorists by the Roman Empire. Their insistence that they were the only true religion (sound familiar?) didn't sit well with an empire that tolerated EVERYBODY'S religion. So they were reviled as trouble-makers (which they were) and eventually persecuted as terrorists (which they were). The end result was that they could only meet in secret (catacombs and signs of fishes and all that), and the only way they could celebrate their own holidays was by using Roman holidays (specifically Saturnalia) as cover.

      Christianity started out as a religion based on lies, and its selection of the solstice as Jesus's birthday was just a continuation of that tradition.

      December 24, 2010 at 3:10 am |
    • Anarimus

      and if you're celebrating Christmas then thank the Ancient Romans for Saturnalia it's where Christmas came from.

      December 24, 2010 at 3:14 am |
    • Observer

      It's too bad that the children in your family won't get a visit from Santa Claus or the Easter bunny.

      December 24, 2010 at 12:25 pm |
    • Scott

      @holly: Your right I “do not” and “no explanation will suffice”; but, if you had evidence, observable, testable, falsifiable evidence I’d be the first to change my mind. Also I will do what I damn well please on Dec. 25 and any other day as well. Do you think the day is your personal property or the property of your religion?

      December 24, 2010 at 7:33 pm |
  12. Pirate

    'God' gave you Christians free will, but punishes you for eternity if you don't use it to worship him without question? LOL. your religion (and most other religions) is full of holes. the day people stop brainwashing themselves with fairy tales like this is a major victory for the future of humanity.

    December 23, 2010 at 8:18 pm |
    • shamgar50

      Yeah! Hold a gun to someones head, and tell them they have free will. What a joke.

      December 23, 2010 at 8:24 pm |
    • Pedal

      Hi Pirate. Just to clarify: I am free to both worship God and question Him. I cannot speak for other religions as some are more strict than others (religious freedom). Regarding "brainwashing; I'd like to suggest that we also be concerned with the effects of brainwashing brought on by other human beings and not necessarily those who have a religious agenda.

      December 23, 2010 at 8:34 pm |
    • Aarrgghh

      Actually Pedal. your religion forbids you from even having a fleeting doubt about your god and his superiority under threat of eternal damnation.. Perhaps you should actually read the book you profess to follow

      December 23, 2010 at 8:38 pm |
    • jumper53

      You are confusing two things. GOD and religion. GOD the Creator created all of mankind in GOD's image. We are to create. Some men created religion to confine. Others create to free. Regardless of what others creates GOD wants you to create your highest thought (joy), your clearest definition (truth), and your grandest feeling (love). What shall you create? Regardless of what you create GOD still loves you and has shown that love by forgiving you at a place called Calvary. It was GOD's promise. Jesus. Believe it or not. It is still GOD's promise and GOD is the absolute, true and faitrhful GOD of all.

      December 23, 2010 at 11:45 pm |
    • Steve

      I think removing Narcissism from the DSM manual is a right-wing christian plot. Here's why.

      Any God who demands constant attention and worshp, and will send you to a blast furnace for eternity if you don't comply (even though he's given you the choice not to) is unquestionably the Ultimate Narcissist. So, if God is the Template for Narcissism, it must be a good thing. Q.E.D. (sort of).

      December 24, 2010 at 3:04 pm |
  13. WillR

    Who cares.

    This is a fake controversy. We have more important things to worry about.

    December 23, 2010 at 8:17 pm |
  14. Rose

    Thank you for putting the God Is sign up. No one has to prove to me he is real as he proves his "Realness" each and every day for all that he does for me and for this world. Sure it can seem as if he has turned a blind eye and ear; but he gave us free will to choose how to live. Now go and live for God and for good; love one another as he loves us!

    December 23, 2010 at 8:16 pm |
    • Dalits

      Rose, why do you need the sign if he is real. I think the product should speak it self. If he is real and all powerful, he should take care all the 6 billion+ people wheather they believe him/her or not.

      Have you wondered by god is male?mmmmm

      December 23, 2010 at 8:23 pm |
    • CatholicMom

      If we loved our neighbor as ourselves all the people of the world would be taken care of properly but as it is too many choose to hate instead. It is not God’s fault…it is man and his free will who chooses not to love.

      December 23, 2010 at 11:42 pm |
    • DKJ

      Wow thank you, now I understand why my mother spent all that time beating the demons out of me to save my soul in name of god. Same as my ancestors whom were beaten, tortured, burned & hung until all confessed to the true belief in the Roman Catholic church and lets not forget the witch hunting Christains all in the name of an invisable being. Never did feel any godly present as my blood flowed dowm my back & legs and out my ears. Wow, all in the name of your loving & living god.

      December 24, 2010 at 1:26 pm |
  15. Joe

    Do atheist love there family? If you do prove it! Because if you can't prove it with science it can't be real. It must be a fairy tale.

    December 23, 2010 at 8:16 pm |
    • Dalits

      Define "love there family"

      December 23, 2010 at 8:19 pm |
    • shamgar50

      I can prove you're an idiot. Oh wait, your post did that for me!

      December 23, 2010 at 8:20 pm |
    • Aarrgghh

      First off, do you mean "their"? and yes we can prove love and other emotions scientifically. in fact we can see those responses in real time with a cat scan machine... and the next non-point you wish to make?

      December 23, 2010 at 8:35 pm |
    • moi

      "Do atheist love there family? "

      You put the word "there" at the wrong place. Shouldn't it be "Do atheist love family there?"
      Not that it would make more sense but would probably don't look quite as stupid.

      December 23, 2010 at 11:06 pm |
    • CatholicMom


      Do you love your neighbor as yourself?

      December 23, 2010 at 11:39 pm |
    • RichardSRussell

      Does ANYONE love their nabor as much as themselves? Really? I mean REALLY? Come on, people, get serious. Religion:
      (1) Sets up impossible expectations, knowing that every single person on Earth will fail to meet them.
      (2) Then calls everyone a sinner.
      (3) Then says "But we have the 1 and only path to saving you from your sins."
      (4) Then gets to the part where they pass the collection plate to "solve" a "problem" that they themselves invented.

      What a scam! And suckers continue to fall for it.

      December 24, 2010 at 3:04 am |
    • thelump

      I wouldn't feel comfortable masturbating my neighbor.

      December 24, 2010 at 12:29 pm |
  16. Pedal

    Mike, I agree with your statements and observations. In my opinion, in many situations, only the extremists are heard, regardless of what they believe in, or want us to think they believe in, or what they want us to believe in. Reader Pete made some interesting observations regarding New Age enlightenment, but from my view, recognizing New Age viewpoints represents a stronger move towards tolerance, which has strengthened faith and religious thought, not lessened it. I respect his views, but do not agree with his conclusion.

    December 23, 2010 at 8:15 pm |
  17. Hawkeye12

    "I'm not normally a praying man... but if you're up there... please... help us, Superman!"

    December 23, 2010 at 8:14 pm |
  18. Tim

    I firmly believe in the One True God of Israel. I don't believe in a Christian trinity, but I do believe that God created us and is still creating because the universe is expanding. The universe had a beginning and was created by a force outside of time and space...God.

    December 23, 2010 at 8:13 pm |
    • pete

      By that same logic then the afterlife exists outside space and time so it is incorrect to describe it as everlasting or forever, it does not have a time component.

      December 23, 2010 at 8:21 pm |
  19. peg

    $65,000? That's all they raised?

    December 23, 2010 at 8:12 pm |
    • shamgar50

      Atheists tend not to be joiners. That's more than I would have expected, and I'm an atheist.

      December 23, 2010 at 8:18 pm |
    • peg

      Hmm, well, hope they raise more then. If it simulates the economy, great. They put cash into the advertisers pockets. Advertisers will have more money to spend elsewhere. For both believers and non-believers, it's a win-win.

      December 23, 2010 at 8:26 pm |
  20. HUH?


    December 23, 2010 at 8:12 pm |
    • Aarrgghh

      Its the key labeled "capslock" Ricky Retardo

      December 23, 2010 at 8:32 pm |
    • JennyTX

      If you find out, can you let me know? I've asked this question, too, but nobody answers.

      December 23, 2010 at 8:33 pm |
    • Scott

      And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters Gen. 5 4
      So you see the bible answers this question quite nicely. Of course you have to ignore the point about ince$t. And you have to buy into Adam living 800 years and having children all the while. And there’s also the problem of genetic diversity when your gene pool is based on only 2 people (massively increasing the chances of birth defects and guaranteeing the population will die out)

      December 24, 2010 at 7:21 pm |
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