The New Orleans Secular Humanist Association recently got approval for their own contribution to the unofficial atheism marketing campaign: An atheist sign on a streetcar!
It’s one ad. It costs $550. And it’ll be up through Mardi Gras.
Association President Harry Greenberger said his 100-member group, like others across the nation, is looking for like-minded individuals who support their statement of principles: “To reject efforts to denigrate human intelligence, to seek to explain the world in supernatural terms and to look outside nature for salvation.”
“We don’t proselytize,” Greenberger said. “Our problem from the beginning has been: How do we let people know we are here?”
The phone number listed on the ad will put callers in touch with Greenberger, who said prospective secular humanists will be invited to attend their monthly gatherings.
I know what you’re thinking: How will this ad reach any atheists during Mardi Gras?!
I don’t know. We’ll just have to pray that they do…
Congratulations to NOSHA for making an unoffensive ad that speaks to the atheists in the area. I hope their membership rises and makes other non-religious people aware that they’re not alone in their thinking.
(Thanks to Doug for the link!)
***Update***: New headline is courtesy of Siamang 🙂