Atheist Advertising Godlessness in American Cities

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Posted: Oct 27, 2009 12:56 PM
An anonymous donor is apparently donating thousands of dollars for the express purpose of advertising atheism in the New York City subway system.  According to blogger Gothamist, yesterday kicked-off a month-long advertising blitz in a dozen Manhattan subway stations with signs advertising the slogan, "A Million New Yorkers Are Good Without God. Are You?"  In addition to promoting godlessness, the advertising will reportedly also be promoting a new book called Good Without God, by Greg Epstein.



The ads are being coordinated by "New York City Coalition for Reason," an umbrella organization comprised of local atheist groups, City Room reports. According to their website, "All Big Apple COR organizations share common ground—promoting wider acceptance of a more rational and realistic view of the universe—but each has its own particular emphasis. Some advocate for scientific knowledge, reason, and skeptical inquiry. Some focus on the promotion of dogma-free humanist ethics, and an appreciation for life and the lives of other persons."
New York isn't the only city being targeted by these outspoken atheists.  Chicagoist is also reporting on billboards that have popped-up in the Windy City:
The billboard, located at LaSalle and Grand and paid for by the Chicago Coalition For Reason, says, "Are You Good Without God? Millions Are." The CCoR describes itself as "an exciting group of organizations in the Chicago area, each of which celebrates a human-centered and naturalistic approach to life. For us, non-dogmatic and rational approaches to ethics, culture and the human experience are the most meaningful and satisfying."