The Freedom From Religion Foundation has a provocative message for drivers in the Atlanta area: “Supernatural belief — the enemy of humanity.”
The billboard with this dictum, located on the heavily trafficked Marietta Loop artery near the intersection with Roswell Road, recently went up for a month as part of a year-long media campaign in the South’s most bustling metropolis underwritten by FFRF member Jack Egger.
Egger is a firm believer in the message.
“If all of us had faith in science and humanism, we would improve life on Earth so fast,” says Egger. “By giving up supernaturalism, we all can have a more fulfilling life, with a brighter, more peaceful and predictable future.”
Previous billboards that have been placed this year in the vicinity include a bulletin telling people to “enjoy life — there is no afterlife,” an arresting billboard showing an astronaut in space with the slogan “In Science We Trust,” and a timely billboard message stating, “The only wall we need is between state and church.”
“Belief in the supernatural has been extremely detrimental,” says FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor. “Again and again, humankind has been led astray by a credulous notion of a realm beyond our own.”
The Freedom From Religion Foundation is a state/church watchdog with more than 33,000 members and 20 chapters nationwide, including 500-plus members in Georgia and an Atlanta-area chapter.