Monday, July 6, 2009

Say "Free Thought Florida" ten times fast

According to the Inquisitr, this billboard has some Floridian Christians up in arms. I, on the other hand, think it's great. I think that saying that one doesn't have to believe in God to be a good person, and that there are others like you who want to hang out, is a much more inclusive message than "imagine no religion," or the like. Unlike the rest of the atheist billboards we've seen recently, this one doesn't reek of evangelism (and therefore hypocrisy). Terrible graphic design aside, this is actually pretty awesome.

So chill out, Floridian Christians. People are going to keep killing each other no matter what they believe.


Elle said...

As a hippi and a beatles fan I always felt bad that "Imagine" had no resonance with me, while it seemed to fill others with some white beaming light of happiness.

Glad to see I'm not the only one.

Jocelyn said...

I can see what John Lennon meant when he wrote that, but he was operating under a fallacy. Secularizing society as a whole will not bring about peace of any kind. If we don't have religion, we'll just find something else to fight about. I believe there was a South Park episode to that effect.

(I always assume I'm definitely right if South Park agrees with me.)

Self said...

From a personal viewpoint, Imagine has no resonance with me because I don't find it to be a particularly impressive song - certainly not in comparison to other Lennon/Beatles stuff.

WRT the billboard:
My only problem with this kinda stuff is usually with the names of the respective organisations - "Freedom from Religion Foundation" or "Free Thought Florida", somehow (I feel) implies that application to faith is mutually exclusive with freedom.

Of course, maybe I'm just reading too much into it.

Hannah said...

As usual, I agree with Self.

I like the main message of this billboard but everyting I read I think it's an ad for some kind of rehab facility. Or AA (Atheists Anonymous)

Anonymous said...

Yea people it is just a sign. I am a christian but guess what. If there is no God then lets rape your children and your wives and kill everyone else because wtf. Get it. Where did good people come from not Satan. :)

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