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April 25th, 2011
01:41 PM ET

Billboard battle over Judgment Day

(CNN) - We've told you about the caravan of RVs touring the country to warn people about the end of the world, which they say will begin on May 21.

Now, the American Atheists are mounting a counter-campaign.

The group has posted a billboard in Oakland, California - home to Family Radio, which is spreading the "awesome news" that Judgment Day is near - declaring that such messages are "nonsense."

"The Rapture: You KNOW it's Nonsense," the American Atheists' billboard announces. "2000 Years of 'Any Day Now.'"

The billboard - which cost $27,000, according to the group's website - invites passers-by to "Learn the Truth" at the group's "Rapture Party" on May 21-22 in Oakland.

The atheists also plan to hold parties in Houston, Texas, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the website says.

"This is how religion hurts people, one of the many ways religion hurts people," American Atheists President David Silverman told CNN Oakland, California, affiliate KGO.

"Our hope is that those who are not suckered in will learn from the people who are."

Read the full story at KGO's website.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Atheism • Death • End times

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  1. Anit-theist

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    April 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm |
    • MikeAtheist

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      April 25, 2011 at 3:42 pm |
    • JoePub

      LOL, Jefferson was a Theist and considered brilliant. I'll take his words over your yours. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
    • John

      Your IQ is showing.

      April 25, 2011 at 11:10 pm |
  2. cindy

    All you scoffrers and critics will see one day what is truth and what is not, we ALL will. That goes for the atheists as well.

    April 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm |
    • Colin

      And would tah tday be May 22?

      April 25, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
    • Alverant

      And what if "the truth" isn't want you want it to be? What then?

      April 25, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
    • Anit-theist

      HA-HA-HA-HA-HA! Stupid theist HA-HA-HA-HA-HA! HA-HA-HA-HA-HA! HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!

      April 25, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
    • John

      Unless of course your WRONG. Which would mean that someday no one will know because we are dead.
      You want to believe Please do so, But please keep your religious crap to yourself.
      That means that people who are christian are more than welcome to lead christian lives, However they are not welcome to try to force that lifestyle on others.
      Keep your religion out of public schools.
      You want your children to learn the bible, Great idea. Send them to Sunday school or to a christian school. Don't try to turn our non-religious schools into christian schools, it is offensive.
      You believe that you should live your lives under certain rules, GREAT. I have nothing but respect for people who are willing to stand by their beliefs and not just talk the talk but also walk the walk. BUT you do not have the right to make anyone else live by your religious inspired rules.
      Also stop telling me you KNOW your religious viewpoint is the right one. You believe it is, You have faith that it is, BUT you do NOT KNOW that it is.

      April 25, 2011 at 11:09 pm |
  3. Henry

    "As things currently stand, the bible provides no more objective reality than my claiming my lab is truly god."

    Amen to that. I bet your Labrador is a whole lot nicer to be around than than the vain, jealous, murderous, sadistic god of the Bible.

    April 25, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
    • Briffault

      Except when they're puppies.....

      April 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
  4. Little Me

    My proof is in God's word. I dont need "physical" evidence to believe in something. That my friend, is called faith.

    April 25, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
    • Anit-theist

      That my non-friend is stupidity! HA-HA-HA-HA-HA! HA-HA-HA-HA-HA! HA-HA-HA-HA-HA! HA-HA-HA-HA-HA! HA-HA-HA-HA-HA! HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!

      April 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
    • Colin

      If that is so, you do not believe in a god. Belief is a view that soemthing is true based on the evidence. In the absence of evidence, at best you can only "hope" in a god or "wish" for a god.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
    • Anit-theist

      That my non-friend is stupidity! HA-HA-HA-HA-HA! Stuuuupid people!

      April 25, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
    • Bob

      Yes, "faith" .... not "proof" .... people might take you more seriously if you learned the difference.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
    • Michael

      LOL @ Little Me, you made my day

      April 25, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
    • Barter_Town

      Faith isn't a virtue. Faith is gullibility.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
  5. Doug Soy

    I am really having a hard time trying to figure out why this bothers atheists so much. If you don't believe it, ignore it. If you do believe it, then you're not a member of your atheist club, so it shouldn't bother the atheists.
    Do atheists read the gossip columns and buy royal wedding salt and pepper shakers too?

    April 25, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
    • Anit-theist

      What bothers us is you are frightening "believers" when we know you are wrong! It's like yelling fire in a theater when there is none – STUPID and DANGEROUS! How many people could commit suicide because they believed they did not get "raptured"? You cannot know who is going to take this belief tooo far on 5/21.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
    • Cedar Rapids

      'If you don't believe it, ignore it.'
      We would love to ignore it but there are so few people out there that want to keep their personal belief personal.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm |
    • BR

      @Doug Soy
      I, for one, am not big on royal wedding paraphernalia, but at least I can SEE them. They may be overpriced but they don’t encourage me to give up my life’s possessions for the latest in a 2000 year old string of apocalypse schemes.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
    • John

      I am really having a hard time trying to figure out why this bothers Christians so much. If you don't believe it, ignore it. If you do believe it, then you're not a member of your Christian club, so it shouldn't bother the Christians.
      Do Christians read the gossip columns and buy royal wedding salt and pepper shakers too?

      April 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  6. Saulright

    It's funny how so many people that hate God, or deny His existence, spend sooooo much time talking about Him. You'd think to them, it's like beating a dead horse. Why continually express your views of DISbelief? Why waste so much of your limited existence(if this life is all we've got), arguing against something you don't believe in? Unless maybe that is just you, fighting with yourself about whether or not you actually DO believe...

    April 25, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
    • Alverant

      If there was a group that worshiped Voltron and wanted to make their beliefs law and oppress those who didn't believe as they did, would you protest? And if you protested, would it mean you secretly believed Voltron was more than a fictional character? I doubt it.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
    • pithymcgee

      It is like beating a dead a horse. We have to hear "God bless you" "Jesus saves" etc EVERY DAY. As an adult, you have to talk about and deal with things you don't like. It's kinda hard to concern yourself only with what makes you happy. Especially if you have a hard time dealing with a population bent on letting an imaginary man handle problems for them. It's dangerous, stupid, and propagates a division of the populace.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
    • Barter_Town

      Probably because we don't appreciate irrationality foisted upon us by the deluded, ESPECIALLY when it supplants science in the classroom or revokes rights of an entire group of people.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
    • CD

      We're not fighting to prove that there is no god ... we're fighting against religion because Christians (primarily) are fighting to have our government and society modeled after their religion. You have every right to decide how to live your own life but you have absolutely no right to hold up your bible as a reason for me to live my life a certain way. And as long as you keep shoving your religion down our throats we'll keep throwing it back in your face.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm |
    • BR

      Until theists learn the better part of valor and keep their bronze age myths out of public policy their silly, unsupported assertions get what's coming to them.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
    • JoePub

      BR, you do realize that the founding fathers were Theists, right?

      April 25, 2011 at 3:44 pm |
    • Cedar Rapids

      'BR, you do realize that the founding fathers were Theists, right?'
      guess that proves they werent perfect.

      April 25, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
    • PraiseTheLard

      JoePub wrote: " you do realize that the founding fathers were Theists, right? "

      They also owned slaves, and one of them is known for having flown a kite in a thunderstorm... What's your point? That they subscribed to the prevailing delusions of their time?

      April 25, 2011 at 4:03 pm |
    • John

      I find it far more funny that Christians spend so much time over 1 atheist billboard. If you know your right , then why does 1 billboard bother you.

      April 25, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  7. Yusuf

    No one knows the time or day of Jesus Christ second coming. It's as simple as that. And there is nothing like rapture, every eye shall see him coming thru the clouds. Its an event for everyone, evil and God fearing people. When he comes, he has reward for evil people and a reward for God fearing people. Its as simple as evil = hell and God's fearing people = heaven.

    April 25, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
  8. Alyssa

    What I don't get is that Jesus says in Matthew 24:36 "“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." So if Jesus is saying no one knows, how does this caravan of RVs know? I'm a born again Christian who does believe the rapture will eventually occur but these people who keep claiming they know when need to study their bible better.

    April 25, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
    • Tim

      Alyssa, I suggest you read Matthew 24, verses 30 onward. That is where the Bible mentions the "rapture". I suggest you read the book before you comment on it.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm |
  9. What Rapture

    Can one of you self proclaimed holy rollers tell us where the "rapture" is mentioned in the Bible? Don't bother because because it is Not in the Bible at all. It comes from a paper written by some other holy roller that some of you have taken as truth. Quote the verse!

    April 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
  10. Steve

    Extreme athiest fanatics are just as bad as extreme religious fanatics...

    April 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
    • Alverant

      How does paying for a billboard make one "extremist"?

      April 25, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
    • Michael

      No, they aren't, they don't use magical stories to back their beliefs and justify atrocities.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
    • JoePub

      @Michael

      And Atheist stories regarding fathomable random events to explain our existence is not magical?

      April 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
    • Cedar Rapids

      'And Atheist stories regarding fathomable random events to explain our existence is not magical?'
      No because one claims magical beings did it, the other claims random chance. If I were to toss a coin 10 times and it comes down heads each time I am more likely to think it was random chance than try to claim that god magically caused it come down heads 10 times in a row.

      April 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm |
    • John

      If putting up 1 billboard makes these atheists "extremist", than considering how many Christian billboards there are, doesn't that make the Christians an even more "extremist" group.

      April 25, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  11. craig

    haveing faith is far better than having religion, and if you folks like quoting the bible you should look at the thousands literally thousands of times it contradicts itself

    April 25, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
    • Briffault

      To the Atheists I ask only on question, if there's no such thing as Satan.......explain "Jersey Shore".

      April 25, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
    • Cedar Rapids

      'Briffault – To the Atheists I ask only on question, if there's no such thing as Satan.......explain "Jersey Shore".'
      sometimes crap just happens.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:28 pm |
    • Manma DeReli Gon

      No Such thing as Satan! I cant believe the number of lies that are shoveled and people still swear by it....

      April 25, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
    • HotAirAce

      @Briffault

      Given the number of christian symbols the cast of Jersey Shores wears, I think it's up to the believers to explain the show! As a dumb atheist, I thought they were just portraying the lives of average christians...

      April 25, 2011 at 4:10 pm |
  12. Richard

    $27,000 in the hands of Christians: Meals, education, clothing, medical care, well drilling for those in developing countries, and the good news of Christ.
    $27,000 in the hands of atheists: One billboard to say, "Yer a Christian. Gosh, yer stupid."

    April 25, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
    • Colin

      $27,000 i nthe hands of Christians – lawyers, court costs, judgments to ra-ped children

      April 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
    • craig

      actualy dude only about 10% of what is dontated to the church goes to helping those outside the church

      April 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
    • Q

      Right... All Christian churches spend their dollars for purely charitable purposes...

      April 25, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
    • Steve

      The amount of money invested in state-of-the-art houses of worship begs to differ.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
    • jkn

      $27,000 = One month mortgage payment for the Osteens.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
    • CTmark

      The atheists have the same right to spend money on billboard that the Christians do. And they have the same right to say "you're a m0r0n" as the Christians do saying "the rapture will occur on 5/21/2011"

      April 25, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
    • Bob

      Richard: Try visiting the Vatican museum someday and tell me if you still think that Christians only do good works with their money. (Hint: it is the most obnoxious and disgusting display of wealth for the sake of wealth on the planet).

      April 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
    • Cedar Rapids

      '$27,000 in the hands of Christians: Meals, education, clothing, medical care, well drilling for those in developing countries, and the good news of Christ.'
      Funny but I see christian billboards all the time. In fact I seem to recall last year an atheist billboard was put up at the exact same spot a christian one had been put up once the time slot for the christian one had ran out. But hey, we'll ignore that right, it doesnt support your argument.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
    • Richard

      To Craig and Q,
      When it comes to charity work, think of a church (local, or even a national organization) no differently than any other charitable organization. You've got the right to ask for accountability in how money is spent, including how much is spent on overhead. Yes, it's easy to get jaded when there are plenty of "hucksters," but if you want to give, and make a difference, get to know the church or organization first. One of my friends was a missionary who related the story of a boy in South America who was helped out of poverty, and who eventually became a doctor. I had no reason to believe that my friend's work for this boy was an elaborate hoax, in which my friend spent years living in sub-U.S. conditions just to garner donations. Since I was personally acquainted, the thought never crossed my mind he was in it for the money.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
    • JoePub

      @craig

      actually dude your 10% mark is way off. The number is closer to 85%.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:35 pm |
    • A

      Did you miss the content of the article? These are atheist billboards in response to Christian billboards. I'm sure they all cost about the same.

      April 25, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
    • John

      You are absolutely right. Christians would never waste money on Billboards.
      So far in the last 6 months I have heard of 2 billboards being put up by Atheists. In that time countless billboards were put up by Christians. When a Christian puts up a billboard after billboard, shoving their religious viewpoints down everyone's throats, its OK. But holly crap if someone puts up a billboard showing a different viewpoint the crap hits the fan.
      With all of the Christian billboards up you complain about 1 atheist billboard wasting money (not your money btw)
      Here's an idea, you Christians take down all of your billboards and you atheists take down yours, and we'll call it even.

      April 25, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  13. Rita

    I'd bet my paycheck that the people on here bashing Christians are the same people on the Libya and Syrian threads defending muslims.

    April 25, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
    • Alverant

      If you were serious, you'd post your email address so people can call you in on your bet.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
    • Well...

      Defending Muslims' rights to believe is different than defending their beliefs...

      Big difference.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
    • Manma DeReli Gon

      WRONG again!

      April 25, 2011 at 3:57 pm |
    • John

      I will gladly take that bet. Judging from the intelligence of your comment I have only 1 question..... What bank cashes paychecks from McDonalds.

      April 25, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  14. Steve

    Extreme atheist fanatics are just as bad as extreme religious fanatics...

    April 25, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
    • Alverant

      Except religious fanatics are far more likely to kill.

      BTW, how is posting a billboard "extreme"; especially when you compare it to what even "moderate" religious people have done over the centuries.

      A muslim suscide bomber is called an extermist.
      A christian who calls for violence and oppression against others not like him is called an extemist.
      An Atheist who writes a book or pays for a billboard is called an extremist.

      Notice the declining threshold of what's called an "extermist"?

      April 25, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
    • James

      Yeah, don't you hate it when those atheists protest at funerals and bomb clinics that won't perform abortions?

      April 25, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
  15. Jennifer

    There go the atheists again wasting their time on stuff they don't even believe in.

    April 25, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
    • denise

      Well said!

      April 25, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
    • Barter_Town

      I think you're missing the point.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm |
    • BR

      Way to completely ignore the content of the billboard and the article explaining why it was done.

      WIllful ignorance...the hallmark of the devout.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:28 pm |
    • Joe

      Atheists believe in themselves and logic first. It is just what they believe I believe jesus god allah and all that stuff is garage in hold zero faith in Orthodox religion, but my wife likes the bible so I bought her an audio bible. I won't listen to it, but it make her happy so I bought it for her. I want stuff that will inspire her to be a better her. I will not slam her for her beliefs because she doesn't push anything on me.

      April 25, 2011 at 6:59 pm |
  16. Briffault

    I believe in the afterlife, 120%, but I don't believe the end of the world is "coming to a theater near you" anytime in the foreseeable future. Sure, one day the world may end, but it will be of our own doing, not of God's. The good thing about the powers-that-be is we have the choice to act the way we do. We have the choice to destroy the planet, we have the choice to save it. We have the choice to believe in God, we have the choice to believe we're just semi-evolved animals who just cease to exist when we die. I believe in the fact that our souls/spirit/energies do continue on, it's been proven to me atleast (and yes it freaked me out quite a bit), but I'm not going to waste anyone's time trying to convince them, it's pointless, anyone can make something like that up and people have the choice whether to accept it or not. I don't go to church, I don't read the bible. I smoke, I swear (even when it's not called for), I drink on occasion and may lose my shirt in a tree. I do believe there's such a being as "God", but I don't think he's a giant with flowing white hair and a staff, sounds a little like "Gandalf" to me. There's no need to cause panic in the masses, there's no need to start shootin'-and-lootin', there is however a need for people just to be a little nicer, and to show a tad more understanding, that's all. Nothing more, nothing less. If the world is going to end, then it will end, but it's probably not a good idea to spend our time warning of something which we have no guarantees about, and start concentrating on doing something useful for the person, or people, next to you.

    April 25, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
    • Cyrus

      120% eh?

      April 25, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
    • Briffault

      Yeah, I know, I kind of overshot there....

      April 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
    • surf

      you should read 2 peter verse 3

      April 25, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
  17. Wow

    Now that a date has been set God has to show. He'll look like a complete idiot otherwise.

    Lotta pressure there Big Guy but I think you can handle it.

    April 25, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
  18. Peter

    The world is going to end for sure on this date? Proof positive that there is not only a radical Muslim fringe, there is a radical Christian fringe!

    April 25, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
    • chupacabra

      and now we *almost* have proof of a radical atheist fringe!

      April 25, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
  19. Ben

    Both fundamentalists and (evengelical) atheists are among the dumbest people I know. For atheists to find fundamentalists a worthy adversary suggests that atheists suffer from the same concretistic primitive thinking. (Atheists are also people who can only imagine God as a man with a white beard). Atheists are neither imaginative nor intelligent enough to conceptualize factors that lie outside the world that can be perceived with our five senses. Many atheists deify themselves and demand other people worship them.

    $27,000 on a billboard. What a waste of money - and billboard.

    April 25, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
    • pithymcgee

      So you cast out ridiculous generalizations (which are actually NOT backed up by numbers – most genius-level humans are atheistic) to assert your own supposed mastery of the intellectual? Pretty dumb, if you ask me.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
    • Colin

      @Ben. Assuming you are a "mainstream" Christian, you believe that you will live happily ever after in Heaven if you obey some rules set out in the Middle East during the Iron Age and cobbled together in a book before the Dark Ages.

      And we atheists are dumb??

      April 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
    • Barter_Town

      So YOUR version of "god" is the correct one and you know this how?

      April 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
    • Deist

      "Many atheists deify themselves and demand other people worship them."

      Oh, how intelligent are you:
      Many Christians (and Non Christians for that matter) do the same. It's has a name: it's called RELIGION

      April 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
    • JoePub

      @Colin

      Yes, but did you happen to notice the "primitive" people of the aboriginal Onge tribe knew that there was going to be a Tsunami? They all fled for safety while "modern" intellectuals were swirling in a huge wave that they didn't even know about.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
    • snowboarder

      what a stupid, unsupportable characterization.

      April 25, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
    • Shawna

      You know, I really appreciate your outstanding use of generalization. It takes skill to make such large, sweeping, meaningless statements. I rarely see anything that well done outside of a horoscope.

      April 25, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  20. Chris

    Have you ever noticed that athiests seem to pick on Christians and not Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Satanists, Wiccans or the whole host of other religions? I would love to see one atheist stand on the road to Mecca and declare that there is no God and that Islam is nonsense the way they do towards Christianity. Not judging, just saying...

    April 25, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
    • Q

      Apparently, you've never heard of Hitchens or Dawkins...

      April 25, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
    • Andy

      Have you ever noticed that Jews, Muslims, Hindus and whoever else you mentioned aren't trying to force their beliefs on everyone like christians are.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
    • beelzabarber

      Thats because the rest of those religions don't spend their time annoying and trying to convert others. Religion is an individual thing and the get it...YOU obviously do not.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
    • jkn

      have you ever noticed how some Christians are self selective in their victimhood?

      April 25, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
    • Doug Soy

      And the proof that we haven't heard of Hitchens or Dawkins is...what now?

      April 25, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
    • Steve

      Andy- what cave have you been living in? saying something like "Muslims, Hindus and whoever else you mentioned aren't trying to force their beliefs on everyone" makes you really come off as, simply put, DUMB. Muslims for one are aught to hate , kill whatever any non believers. Religon is a crutch and an excuse for easily led people of and from ALL walks of life. You want to believe in Zeus, Jesus whomever, go for it but try thinking and applying some logic, at least a little bit.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm |
    • Q

      @ Doug Soy – Chris seemed to imply that atheists single out Christianity where both Hitchens and Dawkins routinely address the irrationalities of the other faiths mentioned in their writings and public appearances. But perhaps I'm missing your point?

      April 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm |
    • pguru79

      It's simple, because athiests are cowards..

      April 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
    • JoePub

      Andy, are you daft? Of course Jews, Muslims, Hindus and whoever else you mentioned are trying to force their beliefs on everyone like the Christians are. Do you even pick up the newspapers?

      April 25, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
    • chupacabra

      People who are not muslim aren't allowed on that road.
      By the way, your comment is way off. What you are noticing is that *in your personal observation*, there are just more Christians than anyone else.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
    • pguru79

      @andy:Have you ever noticed that Jews, Muslims, Hindus and whoever else you mentioned aren't trying to force their beliefs on everyone like christians are.

      Yo andy, do you know the meaning of an atheist?(does n't believe in any religion) god gave us brain, please use it.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
    • Colin in Florida

      Atheists generally don't stand "on the road to Mecca and declare that there is no God and that Islam is nonsense" because they are smart enough not to do that. They know that, in general, it would be to invite death-a sure sign of Allah, or at least Allah's extremists, to proclaim atheism in Saudi Arabia.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:28 pm |
    • chyrd

      it is generally because the US population is 80% christian. the muslim, jews, and hindus aren't trying to re write the history books and science curriculum to reflect their mythology.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:42 pm |
    • Cedar Rapids

      But just for the record Chris, Atheiests by the very nature of the word, believe there is no god and thus all religions are wrong.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
    • HotAirAce

      @Chris

      You can find examples of atheist billboards mentioning religions other than christianity on the web. You can also find examples of christian billboards attcking other religions, such as islam. If using billboards to get your message out is a sin, christians are sinners too.

      April 25, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
    • snowboarder

      all religions are equally false.

      April 25, 2011 at 5:13 pm |
    • f

      It seems to me that athiests do always target Christians. I don't know why they would over other religions. I don't hear them yelling the animists of the Congo or the Buddhists in Asia.

      April 25, 2011 at 6:05 pm |
    • Q

      @f – I would offer you haven't been listening to (or rather reading) the aforementioned Hitchens and Dawkins. Add to this list the works of Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, PZ Myers, etc, etc. Given these folks live in predominately Christian nations, Christianity receives their focus proportionately to their daily exposure to it, but they do routinely address the various other religions of the world.

      April 25, 2011 at 6:50 pm |
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