Church Billboard Actually Contains an Atheistic Message
By HEMANT MEHTA - FRIENDLY ATHEIST
Added: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 23:39:49 UTC
You all know atheists have been putting up a lot of billboards lately.
What do you do if you led a church and you thought those ads sent an awful message? (What? Atheists think they’re good without god? Never!)
Well, the absolutely worst thing you could do is try to “fight back.”
If you put up your own billboard in response, or complain about the atheists’ message to the media, you’re playing right into our hands. We get more media attention, we get more chances to get out message across, we get to keep the conversation going, we get more eyeballs/donors/members. If Christians respond, it’s a win for us.
In Ohio, where the Freedom From Religion Foundation recently put up a number of ads as part of their “Out of the Closet” campaign, one church is responding in a way that makes you wonder: What the hell were they thinking?
Seriously. That’s what it says. Bravo, McElroy Road Church of Christ. I know what you were getting at, but you inadvertently did our work for us. (Thanks for the free ad!)
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