Which area is getting the latest atheist billboard?
That sign can now be seen in Jacksonville and St. Augustine.
Reaching out to the like minded isn’t the only goal of the effort. “We also want to let the general public know that those of us who don’t believe in a higher power live in the area, too,” added Stephen Peek, coordinator of Northeast Florida CoR. “Folks may not know that people like us can be found everywhere. We’re family members, friends, neighbors and coworkers. So we think it’s time that we became open about our views, just as others are open about theirs.”
Local religious leaders are troubled by the presence of the billboards:
“It does concern me,” said the Rev. Armand Egnew, pastor of Crosswalk Community Church, an Assemblies of God congregation in Fleming Island. “It throws confusion out to people… who are not solidly grounded” in their faith.
Good. Let them be confused, and let them see the light we have to offer, and let them walk away from the church. They’ll be better off because of it.
Also, I’m internally debating whether or not I want to see the billboards get vandalized. I hope they don’t, because it’s just a sad reflection on our society… but it’ll only mean more press coverage, right?
Anyway, that’s where my mind is every time I see a new billboard now. I think there’s something wrong with me.