American Atheists, one of the largest secular organizations in the country, is again urging people to skip church this Christmas in new billboard ads attacking the birth of Jesus Christ, calling it “fake news.”
“Everyone knows that the stories we’re told in church aren’t the truth,” said David Silverman, president of American Atheists, in a press release on Thursday.
“People ignore that fact because they enjoy the community, the friendship, and the traditions that go along with religion. But we’re here to tell them that churches don’t have a monopoly on any of that. There’s a fantastic and vibrant community of atheists all across the country creating their own traditions and lifelong friendships.”
The organization has launched two billboard campaigns; one in the Albuquerque and Dallas markets depicting a nativity scene beside the “fake news” slogan.
Another one in Oklahoma City promotes its National Convention there March 29–April 1, 2018, and reads “Just like Santa Claus, the atheists are coming to town!”
Silverman encouraged people to “spend time with your friends and family, give gifts, do charitable work, and enjoy the season.”
“You can do all of that while also celebrating the truth,” he asserted.
SOURCE: Stoyan Zaimov