If you could, what would you do to get people to examine their life in a way that would lead to a better world? That question crossed my mind when I was offered the opportunity to place a 48-by-14-foot atheist billboard close to the town I grew up in.
The billboard I'm referring to is off the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway and Edinger Avenue. The billboard says, "Atheism is philanthropy without mythology, peace without superstition." Now that the billboard is up, it won't be too long before I receive the multitudes of opinions in my inbox.
So far, I've received many "attaboy" emails.
I am an advocate of atheism. I know that a reason-based world view trumps a faith-based world view when trying to make a better world, and I have the stats to back it up. Just look at the secular countries with the least amount of religious belief and how well they are doing. Look at the negatives of believing in a supernatural, omnipotent, omniscient sky-daddy, and there is no way anyone can argue that the positives outweigh the negatives.