"...need any more be said?"Only that you continue to be full of sanctimonious crap. And that you demonstrate your fundamentally mean spirit by besmirching the motives of people that you know nothing about. There is absolutely nothing wrong with an organization spending their money promoting the ideals of that organization.
"...most bible-thumping-evangelical-fundamentalist-born again-Christians would not claim to be religious..."Really, this is a most extraordinary and counter-intuitive claim. It certainly doesn't comport with anything in my personal experience nor does it seem to fit with any of the data that I've looked at in studies of religiosity. Do you have anything to back up this assertion?
Why would they even have such an organisation if 7 million of a 9 million total population are on their side.To gain a few more Allies then flush the remaining rats out of their cellars ?Mmmm Sounds a little familiar
It is not the case that 7 out of 9 are members of the Humanist Association, only that 7 out of 9 don't claim to be religious. Just about everybody in the US believes in democracy but not all belong to the Democratic (or Republican) party. There is far far more to Secualar Humanism than just a lack belief in the superstition.
With that analogy I think Mariano makes a valid point
This is funny. Here we have dozens of mega churches hoarding millions of tax-free dollars, televangelists and creationists, all creating banners and advertisements so frequently that as a society we've collectively learned to accept them as a normal fact of life; yet you're busy condemning an organisation for advertising itself by holding it to standards that churches have been ignoring for centuries. Talk about your double standards.Throughout history, religions have sank more money into building luxurious cathedrals, temples, buildings which have squandered resources during times when peasants were starving. In modern times a televangelist can live in a mansion as thousands starve. So hey, why didn't they give that money where it's needed?Talk about making a storm in a teacup.
Re spending money advertising, check ANY newspaper's ads for 'services' which consist in the main of 'fleecing the sheeple' of as much money as they can get. You might also check the cost of televangelists programs designed with a similar end. It costs a LOT of money to pay for & fly those privately owned jets & helicopters. Religion in America is close to a 100 billion dollar non-tax-paying 'industry'--annually.
God is just another addiction, only more expensive than the other drugs.