Atheist Billboards Aim to Provoke the Faithful - Los Alamitos-Seal Beach, CA Patch
“We are getting more donations than ever,” he said. “People are actually putting their money where they think it will do most good.”
However, for many people, including local Christians, the billboards simply aren’t a big deal.
Pastor Tia of First United Methodist Church of Seal Beach hadn’t ever heard of the billboards. But said that the group has every right to speak out and not believe what they want.
“God is God no matter what,” she said. “I have a right to believe as much as they have a right not to believe. But God is God no matter what.”
Gleason said at the end of the day, his group is “trying to make this a better world by letting people know the flaws and dangers of religion. We feel that religion causes us more harm than good. It only takes an inkling of curiosity to discover why people should reject superstitions.”
The ad campaign is financed by “an anonymous donor” to Backyard Skeptics, sponsors assorted activities, including science-related field trips to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, monthly lectures and occasional movie nights.
Club members also trek to the Huntington Beach Pier several times a year to proselytize in person—just like their Christian counterparts—with “secular signs” to recruit new nonbelievers.