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Existence of Atheists Offends Christians




Of all the messages I've seen on atheist billboards, this has always been one of my favorites. It is brief, simple, and tells atheists that there are others like them. Oh, and it also offends Christians in every location where it has gone up.


Since there is absolutely nothing even remotely offensive about this billboard, the inevitable conclusion is that many Christians are offended by the fact that there are atheists. If that isn't bigotry and hatred, I'm not sure what would be.


Hemant Mehta (Friendly Atheist) brings us news of this particular billboard being erected in Omaha. As he notes, the local TV news did not have much trouble finding Christians offended by this billboard. KMTV News quoted Emlyn Forsuh as saying, "I was raised to believe in god and now someone says they don't believe in god so I don't like it." Too damn bad. Apparently, it never occurred to Christians like Emlyn that this billboard might not be for them.
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