I had been seeing these billboards on the news... so I went to the website to find out more about the group that sponsors them...they are American Atheists. I had no intention on making any comments... I was just curious... but then I stumbled on something on the recent disaster in the Phillipines and it was quite revealing. One of their "aims" is to
- to collect and disseminate information, data, and literature on all religions and promote a more thorough understanding of them, their origins, and their histories
I have discovered there is a caveate to this statement.... they will distribute information about other religions to bolster their agenda regardless of the actual facts.... I found the following commentary in the "news" section of their website:
"While at least $300 million has been pledged by nations around the world to help survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan, the Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines, a billion-dollar non-government organization, has responded to the disaster by sending 1,000 bibles and 12,000 rosaries to survivors, according to CBS News. Additionally, the Pope tweeted for Catholics to pray for the typhoon victims. His message was retweeted 30,000 times."
I replied to this with these comments:
"I am sure the Bishops conference did what is said above... this would be spiritual comfort for a predominantly Catholic country but here's the problem with the rest of what was said.... Just because Atheists see no point in it doesn't mean that the filipino people did not. Then you go on make it appear that that was all that was done. This is dishonest of you. I will give you a few facts with references. CRS was the first on the scene with resources...why? because the Church was already there. The Church's main mission is to care for the poor...anywhere there are poor there are Catholics feeding, clothing and sheltering the poor already... https://crs.org/typhoon-haiyan/. Also see
The Catholic Church is the largest charitable organization in the world. It feeds, clothes, heals, and educates more poor people than all others combined. Hopefully you'll read the links and hopefully you will correct your statements... "
Well, not surprisingly when faced with the facts they decided to delete my comment. So I have reposted it... I don't know how many times... each time it is deleted. I do not care what they choose to believe but if you are going to claim your foundation is truth, reason and intellect then I would think you would be willing to discuss a fact when it is put before you. But nope.... instead lie and obfuscate the truth because the truth doesn't suit your purpose. Kind of destroys what they claim is the very foundation of their group. Apparently American Atheists goal is to lie and deceive....ironic isn't it... this is exactly what the accuse religions of.....my conclusion is it is just hate speech wrapped up to try to sound factual, intelligent and reasonable... too bad it is all based on LIES they CHOSE to believe.
Perhaps people would enjoy gently correcting them on the issue of Christians and charity... here is the link: Atheist "news"