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the great teapot's Avatar Comment 1 by the great teapot

Why the question mark?

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 20:03:00 UTC | #445578

Parapraxis's Avatar Comment 2 by Parapraxis

The question mark is because the vandal themselves are confused.
=)

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 20:17:00 UTC | #445585

Chris Roberts's Avatar Comment 3 by Chris Roberts

But only lost from their point of view

And considering what they are following, I'd rather be lost any day.

If only they could see how absurd their ideology is, and that everything works perfectly fine without 'divine intervention'.

All I can do is shake my head in dispair.

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 20:33:00 UTC | #445591

morgantj's Avatar Comment 4 by morgantj

Don't replace it. Just leave it as is. It is highly probable that the vandal is a theist and it goes to show that even WITH belief in god, there are those that are still NOT good. It reflects on the standard of their moral character. Leaving it as-is only reinforces its power and the neccesity of the cause (as the article suggests).

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 20:35:00 UTC | #445593

MarbleMad's Avatar Comment 5 by MarbleMad

Is the vandalism of billboards an unusual thing in the US? Can't imagine we'd get a new report here every time someone 'improves' one of Dave's posters.

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 20:36:00 UTC | #445594

bucklap's Avatar Comment 6 by bucklap

I think that the fact that it was written in uppercase and has the question mark just illustrates that the vandal was without education, and the content somewhat underlines this.

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 20:37:00 UTC | #445595

black wolf's Avatar Comment 7 by black wolf

Well...

http://i.imgur.com/Nbnuw.jpg

(I give up. Has picture embedding been deactivated?)

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 20:40:00 UTC | #445599

jcob82's Avatar Comment 8 by jcob82

Great point about the question mark. They admit there is no convincing evidence. Well I am proud to be lost.

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 21:02:00 UTC | #445606

citizensmith42's Avatar Comment 9 by citizensmith42

Clearchannel have already stated they will replace the billboard at no additional cost to Sac CoR.

The title of this article would be better as 'Religious vandals ensure Atheist adverts get plenty of air time on TV'.

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 21:15:00 UTC | #445609

Dr. Syn's Avatar Comment 10 by Dr. Syn

I drove past that billboard a week ago or so, and the "ALSO LOST?" had been blocked out with gray paint. I haven't been there since (I'm rarely in that part of town), so I don't know its current status.

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 21:19:00 UTC | #445611

blayzekohime's Avatar Comment 11 by blayzekohime

I'd rather be lost than have it in the back of my mind that God could, at any time, ask me to kill someone and I'd have to.

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 21:27:00 UTC | #445614

YouMan's Avatar Comment 12 by YouMan

A marketing man once told me that, the more vandalized billboards are, the more efficient they are. So, it's a good sign!

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 21:28:00 UTC | #445615

chawinwords's Avatar Comment 13 by chawinwords

Think of religions as a giant cauldron, with thousands of witches stirring the brew. Perhaps it is as simple as that. Which means, the human species has been subjected to the most effective and longest lasting spell ever created by witchcraft.

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 21:29:00 UTC | #445616

Chrysippus_Maximus's Avatar Comment 14 by Chrysippus_Maximus

All those who are good are good without God.

Isn't that the point? ... Just saying... "millions" is a ridiculous understatement of what is really the case.

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 21:41:00 UTC | #445620

DeepFritz's Avatar Comment 15 by DeepFritz

In terms of something to graffiti the sign with. The "also lost£" shows a bit of thought.

If it was - "you shall burn in hell you athiest scum" it would be all the better for the cause.

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 21:45:00 UTC | #445622

root2squared's Avatar Comment 16 by root2squared

Meh. I didn't like the sign anyway.

Now if I were to make a board, it would be surrounded by an electrified frame with a helpful suggestion - touch this to meet Jesus.

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 22:06:00 UTC | #445628

prettygoodformonkeys's Avatar Comment 17 by prettygoodformonkeys

This vandalism is on the same level of sophisticated thought as:

Basic
Instructions
Before
Leaving
................................Earth

- left on a chalkboard at my workplace by a fellow worker's homeschooled kids.

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 22:08:00 UTC | #445629

Parapraxis's Avatar Comment 18 by Parapraxis

black wolf on March 1, 2010 at 8:40 pm
Well...

http://i.imgur.com/Nbnuw.jpg


Probably, only until they went punk though.

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 22:46:00 UTC | #445638

popecorkyxxiv's Avatar Comment 19 by popecorkyxxiv

Once upon a time the Christian right tried to raise stink about the Monty Python film "Life of Brian". This came to a head when Michael Palin and John Cleese went on a tv debate show and argued with Malcolm Muggeridge and Bishop Mervyn Stockwood. At the end of a long draw out debate that included many veiled threats about where the Pythons will go when they die, it was decided by the audience that the atheistic Pythons won. Not because their belief was right, not because they made better arguments or had better logic; the reason the Pythons won is that they were the ones who behaved themselves. The Pythons were polite, honest, and straight forward; while the christians threatened, raged, dodged and were overall barbaric. This example reflects this sign issue exactly and also reflects why atheists will eventually win; it's not that we are unquestionable right, it's that the theists behave unquestionably wrong.

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 23:09:00 UTC | #445642

mordacious1's Avatar Comment 20 by mordacious1

Compare this to the Fox report on the same story:

http://www.fox40.com/news/headlines/ktxl-news-billboardvandalized0216,0,3963582.story

Notice the anchor's comment about "polite vandalism" and then for some reason the cameraperson close-focuses on a nearby store that has a sign that says "Local Nuts"...subliminal?

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 00:27:00 UTC | #445656

SPS's Avatar Comment 21 by SPS

"Also Lost?" Bleh. Lame, vague, unspecific, and no problem breaking the law. Nice example. If you can't make your vandalism true, at least make it entertaining or artistic.

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 01:29:00 UTC | #445669

ramfalls's Avatar Comment 22 by ramfalls

More publicity. Yeah. I love it.

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 01:54:00 UTC | #445675

Supreme Boeing's Avatar Comment 23 by Supreme Boeing

They were just calling attention to the fact that the sixth season of Lost was about to start at the time. It's become a lot better since season five, so it's not such a bad idea to have it added to such a significant billboard.

ALSO HOUSE

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 02:03:00 UTC | #445677

TheLordHumungus's Avatar Comment 24 by TheLordHumungus

ALSO BATTLESTAR GALACTICA?

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 04:26:00 UTC | #445697

Evilcor's Avatar Comment 25 by Evilcor

You should see the one around the corner from my house. Somebody sprayed "is love" after "GOD".

It's neat to see these things around after a year or so of being jealous of London.

Renew the ad space!

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 05:23:00 UTC | #445718

Shuggy's Avatar Comment 26 by Shuggy

7. Comment #465506 by black wolf on March 1, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Well...

http://i.imgur.com/Nbnuw.jpg
...and not to prayer.

19. Comment #465553 by popecorkyxxiv on March 1, 2010 at 11:09 pm
Once upon a time the Christian right tried to raise stink about the Monty Python film "Life of Brian". This came to a head when Michael Palin and John Cleese went on a tv debate show and argued with Malcolm Muggeridge and Bishop Mervyn Stockwood. At the end of a long draw out debate that included many veiled threats about where the Pythons will go when they die, it was decided by the audience that the atheistic Pythons won. Not because their belief was right, not because they made better arguments or had better logic; the reason the Pythons won is that they were the ones who behaved themselves. The Pythons were polite, honest, and straight forward; while the christians threatened, raged, dodged and were overall barbaric.

And one of the Pythons reported in a documentary about the film (on the DVD), how shocked he was when the Bishop said to him afterward, "Well, I think that went all right, don't you?" or words to that effect, indicating that he had treated it purely as a media event and didn't believe a word he'd said.

16. Comment #465538 by root2squared on March 1,
Now if I were to make a board, it would be surrounded by an electrified frame with a helpful suggestion - touch this to meet Jesus.
At christmas, I was in the South Island (of NZ) and saw this sign:
http://forum.richarddawkins.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8111&start=280
and it WAS protected by an electric fence, as I found out.... (Maybe that's why it wasn't vandalised.) ... but I didn't meet Jesus.

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 09:15:00 UTC | #445779

Follow Peter Egan's Avatar Comment 27 by Follow Peter Egan

Ah, the old lost and saved. Funny.

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 11:06:00 UTC | #445803

aquilacane's Avatar Comment 28 by aquilacane

Considering that I have no idea exactly where I am at any given point in the Universe, I suppose I am lost to a degree

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 15:06:00 UTC | #445871

mordacious1's Avatar Comment 29 by mordacious1

More of the Sacramento billboards have been vandalized. One of them was torn to shreds:

http://www.kcra.com/news/22707391/detail.html

Remember folks, Sacramento is where Rush Limbaugh got his start, a very conservative area.

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 19:33:00 UTC | #445973

Evilcor's Avatar Comment 30 by Evilcor

Sacramento isn't very conservative. This is also the town of Michael Newdow.

One of my earlier posts explained the politics of our little valley in some detail. Basically, Sacramento is right on the edge of an east-west divide, and just about in the middle of a north-south gradient, which leaves us pretty heterogenous.

Wed, 03 Mar 2010 04:58:00 UTC | #446155