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posted at 10:57 am on September 30, 2009 by

I drive past this sign every day, oddly located in the middle of the suburbs, and I’ve been meaning to take a picture for a while. I finally did it yesterday, and I figured this group would be interested in it too.

I’m not sure why I find it so hilarious that it’s next door to a McDonalds…

In the interest of fairness: While I have never seen any Christian billboards nearby — to which this could perhaps be a response — a local grocery store did put up a very tasteful, navy blue and white billboard for Ramadan.

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Hard to imagine no Atheism, since that is one of the most dogmatic religions going these days.

A little bit easier to imagine the religion of Global Warming biting the dust.

WWS on September 30, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Why am I focused on the CBS logo? I wonder how many viewers would approve of the billboard.

texabama on September 30, 2009 at 1:37 PM

Yes, just imagine….

Imagine – no communal worship, where like-minded folks could get together and celebrate shared truths.

Imagine – what the country would be like, absent the charitable giving of the many religious organizations in this country.

Imagine – the complete absense of religiously based educational institutions.

Imagine – bereavement in a time of loss, without any religious underpinnings.

Imagine – none of the benefit, over the centuries, brought by scientists whose motivation included trying to further their understanding of the world around them, because they believed it to be an act of worship.

Imagine that all celebrations (marriage, transit to adulthood, birth of a child) would be devoid of any acknowledgement of faith.

I know someone will say that all of the things I outlined above can be done within a secular context. Many of them are, and how great is the freedom we enjoy to either have these things, or not have them, as we choose.

But, just for a moment…

Imagine…

Life without them.

massrighty on September 30, 2009 at 2:15 PM

Imagine any other institution that has withstood the test of time as well or for as long as religion. These freedom supporters aren’t even a mere pebble on the beach of recorded time.

ericdijon on September 30, 2009 at 8:12 PM