The billboard shows a silhouette of the Three Wise Men approaching the Nativity, with the words: "You KNOW it's a Myth / This Season, Celebrate REASON!"
The group says the billboard is not designed to convert Christians to atheism. Rather, Dave Silverman, a spokesman for the American Atheists, says the sign is designed to encourage existing atheists who are going through the motions of celebrating Christmas to stop.
On its website, the group also states that the billboard is meant to "attack the myth that Christianity owns the solstice season" and to "raise the awareness of the organization and the movement."
The American Atheists said the billboard cost $20,000.
Okay, a few questions: they report a "huge billboard"... Is it any bigger than the myriad of theitard billboards out there? Also, why are the theitards getting upset that atheists are putting up a billboard? Don't they put up a bunch of billboards all the time? I guess it's freedom of speech, but only for speech they agree with. And people thought George Orwell's Animal Farm was somehow dystopian. I guess he never saw the American religious right coming!
Oh, a small addendum: Don't you just love these compassionate, loving billboards from christians? And yet there is no national outcry, or atheists wailing "Woe is us" and gnashing of teeth. We see these for the stupidity that they originate from, and readily dismiss the idiots who put these up for the idiots that they are.