Thursday, January 31, 2013

San Diego Billboard News Roundup

It's become kind of a sport to round up the negative responses in the local press whenever there's an atheist billboard. Of course that's not what this is about - it's about letting people know that atheism is a good way to live, especially those of us who might feel isolated and not realize how big of a community is out there. And refreshingly, most of the opposing viewpoints gathered up by local media have been reasonable. I especially appreciated the religious woman who disagrees with the billboard's message but defends the right of freedom of speech. She gets it! (As opposed to Pastor Chris Clark, who somehow equates this billboard with having a nativity scene in a public square.)



Here are some articles over the last few days:

Is the billboard it really "a swipe at religion?"

Here's a mild-mannered one from KPBS.

And, tied for grand prize in the can't-resist-a-clever-title contest, we have "San Diego Atheists Believe in Billboards" (true enough) but also from the local FOX afiliate, "New Billboard Promotes Atheist Gospel" (har har, get it?!)

This is all thanks to the San Diego Coalition of Reason, so give them a visit at SDCOR.org!

2 comments:

Debbie Allen said...

Thanks for the nod Michael. We are really "lucky" atheists to have David Silverman in town this coming February 24th. I hope all your followers will show up and welcome him to San Diego.

Michael Caton said...

Excellent...and the billboard got a nod from Hemant Mehta at Friendly Atheist as well!

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2013/02/11/everybody-say-cheesus/