Skip to comments.Atheists buy billboards near hassidic, Muslim areas (Paterson, NJ.)
Posted on 03/05/2012 9:00:19 AM PST by SeekAndFind
An atheist organization says it will unveil a Hebrew-language billboard calling God a myth near a Brooklyn hassidic enclave, and a similar billboard in Arabic in heavily Muslim Paterson, NJ.
The group American Atheists says it will unveil a billboard Monday in hassidic-dominated South Williamsburg. The billboard writes out the name of God in Hebrew, and then features in English and Hebrew translation the phrase You know its a myth and you have a choice.
If there are atheists in those communities, we are reaching out to them, Dave Silverman, president of American Atheists, told CNN last week. We are letting them know that we see them, we acknowledge them and they don't have to live that way if they dont want to.
Silverman said the billboards will be up for a month and will cost his group less than $15,000.
People are going to be upset, he said. That is not our concern.
CNN noted that the use of the name of God in Hebrew, which Jews traditionally avoid writing out except in sacred texts, may be considered particularly offensive by area Jews.
The Muslims will take care of this.
I wish I had so much money that I could spend $15,000 to give Moslems and Orthodox Jews the finger for a month and consider it a trivial expense.
Isn’t the billboard buisness in NJ controlled by connected guys? Hasidim should talk to Tony S..
Islam really is the biggest enemy of Atheism. I mean, forced conversions, death penalties for leaving the faith, HELLO...
I’ll be impressed if they keep the adverts going against the muzzies after the first of their atheist group gets cut ear to ear in response.
Until then they’re just doing what they always do.
I would think they would have have something better to do with $15,000.
The roots of atheism are almost always moral not intellectual.
Wow, I can actually appaud them, now is the number of billboards the same per capita in both areas?
I would think they would have have something better to do with $15,000. “
Throw a Church Social?
They could have a pot-luck dinner and a Bingo game with cash prizes. That would be fun. Do atheists like to have fun?
D’jever notice how much time and money atheists spend fighting against something that they don’t believe exists?
“They could have a pot-luck dinner and a Bingo game with cash prizes. That would be fun. Do atheists like to have fun?”
I kind of pictured dishes with nothing in them and sitting quietly in awkward silence.
They do not claim that Churches do not exist, only that God does not.
And the have the right to say so, just as I have the right to say they are quite wrong.
I am originally from the area close to South Paterson.
Now, it is a Muslim enclave, and you practically need to bring a passport to go through it.
Let’s put it this way—the only people cheerring on 9/11/01 were not in the Middle East.
I see this as a positive trend. Let the atheists and the muslims battle out, and those of us caring for our souls can stay out of the crossfire, maybe.
Future headline: ATHEIST LEADER FOUND BEHEADED
I will hazard a guess that it won’t be Jews lopping off atheist heads.
Wonder if they ever tell anyone they know “goodbye”?
You're right. They've always been cowards who picked on rednecks because they didn't have the guts to pick on anyone else.
This could get interesting.
“The Muslims will take care of this.”
I hope so; they did a great job in Spain from 1936 to 1939 killing those who wanted religion removed from Spain forever.
“My enemy’s enemy is my friend.”
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.