Thursday, January 30, 2014

Atheists' Super Bowl Ad Attacks Christians, Prayer

The enemy of God has launched another salvo in the age-old battle of evil vs. good, this time using the American Atheists organization with a new advertisement for the NFL Super Bowl.

For background, read Super Bowl Quarterback Prays to Jesus: Russell Wilson

In 2012, FOX Censored Christian Super Bowl Commercial

Also read of the myriad atheist lawsuits against Christians and prayer nationwide and read Atheists Threaten to Sue Every School in Tennessee and in Mississippi but admit they're Short on Lawyers to Sue ALL Christians

-- From "American Atheists Launch Anti-Prayer Super Bowl Ad" reported by Huffington Post 1/30/14

This year a new brand of advertising makes its way to Metlife Stadium, and it's encouraging sports fans to do anything but pray for the teams they love.

“Prayer is superstition, plain and simple,” said David Silverman, President of American Atheists, which has launched an anti-prayer billboard directly across from the Super Bowl stadium.

With the message, "A 'Hail Mary' only works in football," the billboard mocks the common Christian prayer used to ask for the Virgin Mary's intercession. Some may find the billboard to be offensive and even proselytizing, and, well, they'd be right.

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From "American Atheists' Super Bowl Billboard Makes Fun of 'Hail Mary' Prayer" by Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post Reporter 1/29/14

"[Prayer] trivializes the dedication of the players and takes away from their achievements. A third of football fans pray in hopes of helping their team. These are adults we're talking about – people with children, people with careers, people who vote. It's 2014; it's time to stop believing that prayer works. Give credit where credit is due and celebrate what this is really about-coming together to cheer on hard-working athletes doing what they do best," [Silverman said in a statement].

The billboard prompted State Sen. Andrew Lanza from Staten Island, N.Y., to run a petition calling for the "immediate withdrawal" of the ad as it lacks "decency, civility and kindness."

"It seems to me that this is part of a continued 'War on Christmas' and also upon the belief and value system of millions of Christian, Jewish and Muslim people who have faith in God," Lanza commented. "Religious persecution of the kind that similarly led to the Holocaust began with small baby steps of ridicule and hatred of the religious beliefs of others."

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In addition, read the long list of states enacting laws to bring prayer back to schools.

Atheists' 2013 commercial:

Also read about past atheist advertising campaigns.