Atheist Billboard Campaign on Lincoln Tunnel NJ Wall and Several States

American Atheists announced Monday on their “No God Blog” a new billboard campaign in their continued effort in “laboring for the civil liberties of atheists,” but in reality just upsetting those who disagree with their theological stance.  A press release for the American Atheists’ new holiday season billboard campaign reads:

“American Atheists announced today that their new billboard is going up in several locations nationwide, including the New Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel: the same location as last year’s famous ‘You KNOW it’s a MYTH’ billboard. The new billboard will also be going up in Ohio and Florida.

This year’s holiday season billboard features pictures of Neptune, Jesus, Santa Claus, and the Devil and says, ’37 Million Americans know MYTHS when they see them. What do you see?’”
The organization’s Communications Director Blair Scott went on to say:
“Every year groups like The Catholic League and American Family Association told Americans about a war on Christmas that simply did not exist. Last year we thought we would give them what they seemed to want and fired the first shot in the war on Christmas. To both groups we say, ‘Happy Holidays!’”
Anticipating the inevitability that their billboard will offend others, Dave Silverman, the president of American Atheists, said, “When you question someone’s long-held beliefs and doctrine they are going to be immediately offended and be on the defensive: it’s a known psychological phenomenon.”
Silverman is the same wordsmith who said the following when his group filed a lawsuit to stop a steel cross from being displayed at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at Ground Zero:
“The WTC cross has become a Christian icon. It has been blessed by so-called holy men and presented as a reminder that their god, who couldn’t be bothered to stop the Muslim terrorists or prevent 3,000 people from being killed in his name, cared only enough to bestow upon us some rubble that resembles a cross.”
The group writes in a letter on their web site that the billboard campaign is not an effort to convert theists into atheists, but an “attempt to get the church pew atheists to consider what they are doing.” It goes on to ask, “Why are they going through this ridiculous motion of pretending to believe in a myth, just to please other people?”