American Atheists is again using the power billboards to hammer home its message, just in time for Christmas. In Memphis, Nashville, St. Louis and Fort Smith, Arkansas - areas chosen because of nearness to churches and schools.
In a post at the American Atheists website it is explained:
“Even children know churches spew absurdity, which is why they don’t want to attend services. Enjoy the time with your family and friends instead,” said American Atheists President David Silverman. “Today’s adults have no obligation to pretend to believe the lies their parents believed. It’s OK to admit that your parents were wrong about God, and it’s definitely OK to tell your children the truth.”
Sure it's okay if you feel that way. But don't be surprised if a lot of us find your arrogance off-putting.
It is also okay to agree with your parents about God and to tell your children the truth about that.
The real truth is, many great minds - both down through history as well as today - have differed sharply about the God-hypothesis and are found on either side of the issue.
Sure, some atheists wish the whole matter could be sidestepped by dissing the concept as unworthy of consideration. But how convincing is that?
Isn't it time atheists come up with something better than the "believing in God is like believing in Santa Clause" meme?
It just seems to me that serious subject matter should be treated seriously and with proper respect. I think some on both sides fail miserably at this. You can read the comments on the AA post for proof of that.