[Vision2020] Humanist billboard

Dave tiedye at turbonet.com
Fri Mar 13 18:44:56 PDT 2009

Just a sign of the times:


> *(CNN)* -- America is a less Christian nation than it was 20 years
> ago, and Christianity is not losing out to other religions, but
> primarily to a rejection of religion altogether, a survey published
> Monday found. ...
*A very good sign IMO.*

Bill London wrote:
> Godless Billboard comes to the Moscow/Pullman Area
> March 13, 2009
> This spring the American Humanist Association (AHA) will announce an
> atheist/agnostic billboard to go up on Highway 95 just south of
> Moscow. The
> billboard will beckon nontheistic people by reminding them they aren't
> alone. It will also offer a Web site and toll-free number that will
> provide
> the public with further information about atheism, freethought, humanism,
> and Ethical Culture.
> Who:
> -Roy Speckhardt, the executive director of the American Humanist
> Association
> in Washington, DC, will provide context for the Moscow/Pullman billboard
> effort and similar ones across the country.
> - Maggie Ardiente, director of development of the American Humanist
> Association, will talk about the mission of the AHA and highlight its
> recent
> activities (legal, education, advocacy) to promote humanism in the United
> States.
> Where: 1912 Center, Fiske Room, 412 East Third Street, Moscow, ID 83843
> Located between Adams & Van Buren
> Just three blocks up from downtown on Third Street, across from Moscow
> High
> School Square
> When: March 24, 10:00 am
> Why: Nontheists--atheists, agnostics, and others who subscribe to no
> religion--may feel they have no voice in a time when traditional religions
> dominate the public discourse. They may also feel alone--that they're shut
> out of their communities and vilified simply because they don't
> believe in a
> god. But now they have a place to turn. This spring, come learn more about
> people who don't believe in a god and why such a pointed billboard is
> needed
> to change the public's perception of the godless.
> # # #
> The American Humanist Association (www.americanhumanist.org
> <http://www.americanhumanist.org/>) advocates for
> the rights and viewpoints of humanists. Founded in 1941 and
> headquartered in
> Washington, D.C., its work is extended through more than 100 local
> chapters
> and affiliates across America.
> Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism, affirms
> our responsibility to lead ethical lives of value to self and humanity.
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