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Published On: Thu, Dec 5th, 2013

New Atheist billboards attack Bible, Prayer, Religion, blasting Pope Francis over Philippines support

The most recent billboard campaign from the American Atheists attacks Christianity and Pope Francis on responding to natural disasters, like the typhoon in the Philippines. Sending money is more important than prayer or sending Bibles is their clear message.

In a press release by American Atheists, the organization argues that following the massive destruction of Typhoon Haiyan earlier this month in the Philippines, Catholic leaders, including the Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines and Pope Francis, have responded to the disaster in “non-helpful ways” that include sending bibles and rosaries to disaster victims and tweeting for Christians to pray for those affected by the Typhoon.

“Imagine if the Pope had asked for people to send money to victims or to send needed supplies. How much more useful would that have been to the people of the Philippines? This is insulting,” said American Atheists President David Silverman in the press release. “Over 5,500 people have died, so Pope Francis leads people in prayer, and they send bibles and rosaries. This is repugnant; natural disasters should not be viewed as opportunities for proselytization.” Silverman continued, “Religion is not charity. It’s business masquerading as charity, and it needs to be recognized as such.”

The group has posted of six billboards in central New Jersey  which call for drivers to “stop asking for supernatural” and send money.

Critics are calling the campaign an effort to attack religion and gets hits on their website. Their relief page is: http://atheists.org/relief  NOT  the atheists.org  home page on the billboard.

Pope Francis has tweeted for supporters to join him in prayer on more than one occasion and asked for “concrete help” in a Nov. 11 tweet.

 

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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  1. Micah Valencia says:

    To the American Atheist, For me, PRAYER is very much important rather than sending money to the typhoon victims. Prayer is more powerful than money.

    Micah S. Valencia
    Contributor, http://www.OurHappySchool.com

  2. Micah Valencia says:

    To the American Atheist, For me, PRAYER is very much important rather than sending money to the typhoon victims. Prayer is more powerful than money.

  3. Mark Moore says:

    Is the Pope getting real? That’s scary.

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