A group of atheists in Butte County, California, have caused a stir with a billboard campaign asking local residents whether they believe in God and, if they do not, to join their club. The stir the signs have caused, however, appears to be centralized in the offices of the local news channel that ran a report on campaign. The network asked local residents and churches to comment; the churches declined and Butte County residents appeared remarkably unmoved.
“Don’t believe in God? Join the club,” the 12 controversial billboards read.
“Atheists are a minority, so as a minority it’s important for us to get our message across,” said one atheist organizer before noting that 57 million Americans identify as not having any religious affiliation.
While the network anchors appeared to be sensitive to the controversy that the billboards could provoke, local Californians were nonplused by the news.
“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion,” said one resident. “I don’t think it should be too big of a deal.”
“It won’t influence anybody, actually,” said another resident.
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