The recent ads by the American Humanist Association read:
No God? …No Problem!
Be good for goodness’ sake.
Humanism is the ideas that you can be good without a belief in God.
Oh, look: African Americans, Asian Americans and
Honky Americans agree—I bet that they
are all Christians, as per this snafu :o)
Two points to ponder:
1) The ads are mere propaganda that answers to an argument that no one has made. The claim is not that atheistic lack of morals but a lack of moral premise, lack of ethos.
2) These ads are being promulgated in the media as the “first-ever” such ads yet, this is merely a slightly edited version of their ads from last year: see here
Also, note that the Bible is realistic about morality and deals with morality in the real world not in an utopia where everyone wants to be good for goodness sake.
Simply stated, yet again; during a time of the year when people are generally more inclined towards charity—peace on earth and good will towards non-gender specific personages—atheists are busily collecting hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of dollars during a time of recession not in order to help anyone in real material need but in order to purchase bill boards and bus ads whereby they seek to demonstrate, to themselves, just how clever they are—need any more be said?
Meanwhile, atheist have built a multi-million dollar, top of the line, latest technology included “Atheist Station”:
Actually, according to a June 25, 2007 AD Barna study entitled, “Americans Are Misinformed About Poverty, But Widely Involved in Helping the Poor” (see my post Are Atheists Healthy, Happy, Moral, etc.?:
Atheists and agnostics emerged as the segment of people least likely to do anything in response to poverty. They were less likely to engage in eight of the nine specific responses measured, and were the faith segment least likely to participate in eight of the nine responses evaluated.
The “nine specific responses” are the following:
giving material resources (such as clothing or furniture) directly to poor peopledonating money to organizations that address povertygiving food directly to a poor person or familyspending a "significant amount of time" praying for poor people [with regards to “Atheists and agnostics” yeah, this is one is a given]donating time to personally serve needy people in the communityvisiting institutionalized elderly or sick people who are not family membersdonating money to organizations that address poverty in foreign countriesserving as a tutor or friend to an underprivileged childhelping to build or restore a house for a poor family
According to an April 14, 2008 AD Barna study entitled, “New Study Shows Trends in Tithing and Donating”; in 2007 AD evangelicals Christians (one of three subgroups of Christians under consideration) donated a mean of $4,260 to all non-profit entities while atheists and agnostics provided an average of $467.
According to an April 25, 2005 AD Barna study entitled, “Americans Donate Billions to Charity, But Giving to Churches Has Declined”; “In 2004…Barna’s national study found that the people least likely to donate any money at all were…atheists and agnostics…A quarter or more…failed to give away any money in 2004.”
Keep donating money for billboards and bus ads. We will feed, clothe and house the poor.
They also have wasted money on ads the read, “Millions are good without God.” At least, that is what they were meant to read as—and I do not endorse vandalism—some billboards have been creatively re-edited to read, “Millions are good with God”:
One was even vandalized in Moscow—wow, how far has Moscow come from being the center of atheist Communist murders by the hundreds of millions to affirming goodness through God.