Atheists troll religious conservatives in Georgia with pro-science billboard

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.

“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.”

From FFRF:

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

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.