American Atheists (Democrats) To Place Billboards In NY Jewish, NJ Muslim Hoods...

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    Despite receiving multiple death threats, American Atheists will move forward with plans to erect billboards proclaiming, “You know it’s a myth… and you have a choice” — one in the heart of a predominantly Orthodox Jewish community in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, N.Y. on Tuesday, and another on Wednesday two blocks from a mosque in Paterson, N.J., which is home to a large Muslim population.

    The Arabic word for Allah will appear on the billboard in Paterson while the Hebrew translation of God will be printed on the one in Williamsburg.

    American Atheists, based in Cranford, N.J., is a civil liberties group that advocates for the “total, absolute separation of government and religion” and equality for atheists.

    David Silverman, president of American Atheists, told The Daily Caller that he contacted the police on Monday after receiving threatening phone calls and faxes from disgruntled individuals angry with the decision to put up the signs.

    Threats made against Silverman’s life, which he described as “anti-Marxist and anti-Semitic,” are currently being investigated by the Cranford Police Department.

    “I am not overly concerned,” Silverman told TheDC. “Overall, the response has been civil.”

    Silverman argues that the billboards are not meant to offend or convert anyone to Atheism and are intended only to reach “closet atheists” in highly-religious communities.

    “A billboard can’t convert anyone,” he said. “No one is going to leave their religion because of something they saw on a billboard.”

    Read more: American Atheists | Billboards | New Jersey | The Daily Caller
     
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    POOR use of funds to put it mildly!
     
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    Wow Silverman just shows how ignorant he can be.
     
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    Since when are Democrats automatically atheists, or vice versa? You're starting out with bullshit.

    So people should give in to terrorists?

    That's called freedom of speech. Why do you have a problem with freedom of speech?
     
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    Democrats aren't too bright. What are they thinking on this one? Yikes!
     
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    You're not too bright. Either that, or you're an outright liar. Or both.
     
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    Neither. :)
     
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    Damn, I didn't know I had to be a democrat based on my religious views.


    Glad I know now, but it sucks :(.
     
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    Most hostile Atheists are Democrats. But like everything else, there are exceptions to the rule. I know where you're coming from.
     
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    There's billboards all over the US telling infidels they're going to hell unless they become christian.

    These billboards aren't near as hostile as those are.
     

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