To: American Atheists
Since the common CA/A refrain is “We want people to think for themselves” or “We want to encourage free thought”, or SOMETHING along those lines, altered slightly…here’s an idea.
It’s a CRAZY idea…but it just might work!
Instead of spending money (that could be spent on, oh I don’t know, Secular Humanist causes) on a propagandic Crusading Atheist sign in a “nyah nyah!” petulant childlike act of defiance, HOW ABOUT THIS…
Now…it’s really complicated, so stay with me…
NEXT TIME…INSTEAD of the CA/A sign that TELLS people an opinion, NOT to “think for themselves”…if you insist on putting up a sign to promote people thinking for themselves, try this:
Put up a GREAT BIG sign with GREAT BIG letters that says “THINK FOR YOURSELF”.
And, if you wanna slip in the propaganda, put “This message brought to you by American Atheists”. You know…WITHOUT mocking belief.
You see, that’s SMART propaganda. Because people will then think “Hmmm…they’re atheists, because the sign says so…BUT they’re not saying “Be Atheist”…they’re saying “Think For Yourself”…HMMMMM…”
I think that would work far better re: your agenda. AND you wouldn’t look like a bunch of wankers (e.g. Richard Dawkins/Penn Jillette).
You can take that idea for free if you want. Even expand on it! Just show me some love, and look up my Jim Jarmusch quote for specific instructions. Thanks!
Remember…I admitted identification with various possible “labels”…but “Crusading Atheist/Antitheist” was NOT one, as they still make me want to vomit.
-Puppy >.< Yip!