I ran across one of very many promulgations of the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s positive atheism bus ads/billboards that read:
Atheist ads target valley residents at Christmas
Las Vegas, NV - Atheism has launched a Christmas ad campaign and it’s raising eyebrows
Clear Channel owns the billboards and removed that Santa version after just a few days, citing too many complaints. But two other ads, ’Reason’s Greetings’ and ‘Heathen’s Greetings,’ have been allowed to stay.
‘Yes Virginia… there is no God’ billboard
I posted a comment stating:
How long will the FFRF go on positively affirming God’s non-existence without evidence?
Is this not what they condemn as “faith”?
They are doing it this year and they did it last year:
The response was:
And.. we will continue to speak out, becoming more publicly and more vehemently opposed to this ridiculous delusion that serves only to erode rational thought, personal responsibility and the peace and security of all citizens. A more correct term is anti-theist. There is no theism involved. There is no faith involved. There was no historical figure named Jesus nor is there an invisible man living in the sky. This does not require faith to understand, only rational thought.
Agreeing (to some extent) I wrote:
Let us pray that atheists will continue speaking out as loudly and often as possible as nothing discredits atheism like having atheists express themselves.
Gone are the days of shying away from claiming that God does not exist because that would require proof. Now it is simply left to “I believe that God does not exist, so it must be true.”
Keep up the good work of self-refuting atheism.
More affirmation of just believe it-ism came about:
You are right, but for the wrong reasons. As you say ” Gone are the days of shying away from claiming that God does not exist”. This is true. The tyranny of the irrational can no longer be tolerated. The burden of proof rests with those making the claim. There is no more proof for the existence of a god than there is that I am the reincarnation of Mahandas Gandhi. I cannot prove it and you cannot disprove it. It’s a silly assertion with an easy and hollow defense designed to confuse the gullible. The fact that something is so unrealistic that it defies proof, both positive and negative, serves only to prove that it is unrealistic.
So I noted:
Pardon my delay as the holy days kept me happily busy and this new year is doing likewise.Interesting to learn that the neo-atheist position is that atheism is excluded from the real of making an argument in its favor.I suppose that for evidence I would begin considering this parsed essay which considers the Invisible Pink Unicorns, the Flying Spaghetti Monster and God.http://atheismisdead.blogspot.com/2009/05/on-flying-spaghetti-monster-invisible.html
Well, that was the end of it and a good example of the approach that asserts the “logic” that if you presuppose positive atheism then positive atheism must be true.
This essay is copyrighted by Mariano of the “Atheism is Dead” blog at http://atheismisdead.blogspot.com.
It may be republished in part or in its entirety on websites, blogs, or any print media for whatever purpose—in agreement or in order to criticize it—only as long as the following conditions are met:
1) Give credit to “Mariano of the ‘Atheism is Dead’ blog at http://atheismisdead.blogspot.com”
2) Inform me as to which essay is being reproduced and where it is being reproduced via the comments section at this link