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Atheists Advertise: Imagine No Religion, Sleep In on Sundays
A humanist group has launched another billboard blitz telling the public that it's OK to sleep in on Sundays, among other things.
"Obviously, there are many reasons to reject religion, most of them intellectual," said Dan Barker, FFRF co-president. "But face it â€“ one of the immediate benefits of quitting church, besides getting a 10 percent raise because you can stop tithing, is getting to sleep in on Sundays! What the world really needs is a good nightâ€™s sleep."
The Freedom From Religion Foundation will have 20 billboards placed throughout the Tampa and St. Petersburg, Fla., area this month....
They're letting other atheists -- those who feel pressured by a mostly religious culture to feel shameful about being themselves publically -- know that there are plenty of others who reason like them. That they're in no way alone amidst a sea of easily upset believers.
They're also letting believers know that there's no reason to shame non-believers into keeping their non-belief hidden.
r&r: "they make the mistake of considering Christianity, or following Jesus Christ as a religion. ... they don't think God has the right to tell them how to live their life"
I don't think using the word "religion" or "religious" gives any sort of false impression. But if you, unlike most people, wouldn't use the word "religion" to describe phenomena such as following Jesus Christ (or laying yourself at the feet of God in submission), then what word would you suggest that has that commonly understood meaning?
Freedom from religion sounds wonderful! But as with most people, they make the mistake of considering Christianity, or following Jesus Christ as a religion. Following Jesus is the most wonderful, liberating, freeing "lifestyle", for lack of better term that one can imagine. To lay yourself at the feet of a holy and righteous God in submission is true, real freedom. The problem with most people and God, is they don't think God has the right to tell them how to live their life. The mistake with that is this: It's not their life. They didn't create themselves, therefore they have no rights over themselves...they belong lock, stock and barrel to God.