Charlotte Atheists & Agnostics – “Atheist billboard defaced on N.C.’s Billy Graham Parkway”

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At N.C.’s Billy Graham Parkway an atheist billboard that read, “One Nation Indivisible” was spray painted to also read, “Under God.”

Obviously, the atheists who purchased the billboard (the Charlotte Atheists & Agnostics) have a tremendous amount of money and can waste it—during a time of recession—on attempting to advertize just how clever they are rather than helping anyone in need.

At N.C.’s Billy Graham Parkway an atheist billboard that read, “One Nation Indivisible” was spray painted to also read, “Under God.”

Obviously, the atheists who purchased the billboard (the Charlotte Atheists & Agnostics) have a tremendous amount of money and can waste it—during a time of recession—on attempting to advertize just how clever they are rather than helping anyone in need.
It is interesting that they chose to place it on Billy Graham Parkway since I can imagine, do not know but can certainly propose a solid hypothesis, that they did so in order to cause division. This is the very reason why “One Nation Indivisible” became divisible when their taunts were responded to via spray paint. I certainly do not condone defacing someone else’s property. The point is that they, likely, sought to antagonize and are now being antagonized. They should seek indivisibility and the defacers should turn the other cheek.

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William Warren, spokesman Charlotte Atheists & Agnostics, stated,

It was done by one or two people off on their own who decided their only recourse was vandalism rather than having a conversation…
It does show how needed our message is. As atheists, we want to let people know we exist and that there’s a community here.

Yet, no one outside of N.C. would know about the billboard until it was defaced thus, it was an odd sort of blessing undisguised as this has set off the conversation. Also, if their goal was to let people know that they exist and that there is community in N.C. why did not the billboard read, “Atheists and agnostics exist and we have a group in N.C.”?

Lastly, note that a 2007 study by the Pew Research Center, “about 6 percent of Americans are secular. Less than 2 percent of all Americans identify as atheist.”[fn]Liz Goodwin, “Atheist billboard defaced on N.C.’s Billy Graham Parkway,” Yahoo! News, June 29, 2010[/fn]

For a consideration of the logically fallacious nature of the money wasting atheist bus ads and billboards, please see the essays at this link

7 thoughts on “Charlotte Atheists & Agnostics – “Atheist billboard defaced on N.C.’s Billy Graham Parkway””

  1. @Bossmanham
    “Since when is pointing out the silliness of a particular group of people bigotry?”

    Black people, Jews, Lesbians, and Midgits are all silly people. How is that bigotry? I’m not a bigot. Some of by best friends are black jewish lesbian midgits.

    /sarcasm, in case you couldn’t tell.

  2. So, if Bossmanham thinks that
    So, if Bossmanham thinks that atheists are “silly” for putting up billboards, then what has he to say about all the churches and christians who put up billboards?

    As I said, hypocrosy.

  3. “Obviously, the atheists who
    “Obviously, the atheists who purchased the billboard (the Charlotte Atheists & Agnostics) have a tremendous amount of money and can waste it—during a time of recession—on attempting to advertize just how clever they are rather than helping anyone in need.”

    They ‘wasted money’ by putting it back into the local economy by renting a billboard? For shame!

    “It is interesting that they chose to place it on Billy Graham Parkway since I can imagine, do not know but can certainly propose a solid hypothesis, that they did so in order to cause division.”

    Really?
    It looks to me like they did it to cause thought. For example, thought about who put the ‘under god’ in the Pledge, and how recently, and for what political reason.
    Of course, there are people who interpret any invitation to use their brain as an attack, and thus feel justified in ‘striking back’…

    Also, I’m glad to hear that the good Christians who illegally defaced this piece of someone else’s property confessed fully and meekly accepted any penalties they were assessed under the law.
    They did, right?

    …right?

  4. Full of hipocrosy
    I see nothing but hipocrosy in this article. Anyone who has traveled in NC can tell you there are hundreds of pro-christian billboards along the roads of this state. Are churches just as bad for wanting to spread their message? Only difference is, you won’t find an atheist defacing a Christian billboard.

  5. Heresy?
    Does saying this or any country is under god make it so?
    Some Christian sects would say no.

  6. Only 1%?
    It would seem to me, by the comments, you have either used inaccurate data as to the population of actual atheists, or perhaps your article is so biased it screams to be argued against, even by theists.

    The pledge is a hotbed issue, we have all been brainwashed into saying since grade school. Many of us can identify with it and do not want our nation or our pledge to contain this verbiage.

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