This billboard went up by my house today. Lots of people here are incredibly angry that it exists. Lots of backlash against atheists for having the audacity to live in this city, or at all. Which just goes to show how much this billboard was needed. I’m happy it’s there.
Can we try to live and let live, please? I’m tired of atheists and religious people bashing each other. It’s frustrating to watch.
This isn’t bashing anyone. It merely states that you don’t need to be religious to be good. Considering so many atheists are told we cannot have morality without religion, this billboard has a message we don’t hear a lot. This isn’t about bashing religious people. It doesn’t say you can’t love or hope or care with a god. This is merely to say “Atheists are good people, too.” In conservative areas, atheists often feel silenced and alone. Atheists live in the closet in very much the same way LGBT people do, and hearing affirmations that we are not alone and not bad people brings immense comfort. Much like admitting LGBT people are good doesn’t mean straight people are bad, so admitting atheists are good people doesn’t mean religious people are bad.
Hopefully this eases your frustration.
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