For the next month, Atlanta residents will see a billboard that makes a not-so-outrageous statement in very outrageous times, and it’s all thanks to the Freedom from Religion Foundation.
The sign was paid for by FFRF member Jack Egger.
Atheists from the Freedom From Religion Foundation are trolling religious conservatives in Atlanta, Georgia. pic.twitter.com/pIKvq4hflY
— Sky Palma (@DeadStateTweets) January 19, 2018
“If all of us had faith in science and humanism, we would improve life on Earth so fast,” Egger said according to FFRF’s website. “By giving up supernaturalism, we all can have a more fulfilling life, with a brighter, more peaceful and predictable future.”
According to FFRF co-president Laurie Gaylor, people need to place their trust “not in some deity to rescue us, but in reason, compassion and humanity. The only afterlife that should concern us is leaving our descendants a secure and pleasant planet and future.”
Gaylor points out that “In God We Trust” is a johnny-come-lately motto adopted by Congress during the Cold War. She said the motto, to be accurate, would have to be worded, “In God Some of Us Trust,” and suggested that would be a “very silly” motto. The original national motto, “E Pluribus Unum [From one, come many],” chosen by a committee of Franklin, Adams and Jefferson, celebrates unity through diversity and pluralism.
Countdown to claims of religious persecution in 3…2…1…
[Friendly Atheist] Featured image via FFRF