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HELL IS HERE: The Battle over Billboards

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posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 05:16 PM
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Well today I saw an interesting sight, this billboard, as I drove down the road.



Being Agnostic I didn't become angered, just a little humored, then confused.
The part that confused me was the simple fact that now it seems religions are using commercial billboards to rally the troops, so to speak. So I went along my daily business until I arrived home and googled this topic. Well it seems this is the new trend our society must face now. Along with the thousands of other visual stimuli we see from glance to glance we must now be bombarded with religions battling over territory on road signs. Here are some others I found on the web in use now.







I found this one especially interesting for the church was making a statement on porn.







Well after looking at these photos I realized this really isn't a new trend. Every church I pass there is usually a sign in which each carries it's own statement, for instance.









So we really can't get mad at these other more recent religious communities for voicing there views, can we?
There are thousands upon thousands of churches across the usa all with these enticing billboards, how can a few alternative views even compete. In reality the church building itself is a billboard. Everyone knows when they drive past a church, no matter where it is, that it is a church, right?



Well I don't know what the arguing is all about now? From nativity scenes, to menorahs, to christmas trees it's all a matter of choice. None of them are my choice but I find this very interesting, why all the hate all of a sudden?

CNN News
Please feel free to embed the video I haven't figured this out yet!
New York Times
ABC

edit on 12/1/2010 by AnteBellum because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 05:25 PM
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"I kissed a girl, and I liked it. Then I went to hell."
I laugh out loud every time I see that.

Anyway, on topic... Why can't people just stay out of each other's heads? These days Atheists are just as dogmatic as the Christians they are so critical of.



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 05:40 PM
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I find it funny that so many Atheists whine and cry about how many religious billboards there are and then proceed to think it's perfectly okay to shove their opinion on the nature of God (i.e. a higher power doesn't exist) in everybody's faces. I also find it funny that so many Christians think it's okay to cry about the Atheist billboards and then get defensive when an Atheist doesn't like the Jesus billboards. I can't stand militant dogmatism of any type.

Any time you categorical write off someone as a moron simply because of their opinion on one thing, you might want to check on your own moron status. People have different experiences and different ways of looking at things.

We all need to collectively build a bridge and get over ourselves and stop taking ourselves so seriously.



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 05:43 PM
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dont be so open minded your brains fall out, now thats realy insulting.
i wish i know why they make these things



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 05:51 PM
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Scientology commercials were playing almost every commercial break of the football games on Thanksgiving..

They were all pulling on the emotion strings too

"Are you feeling sad? Empty? Do you feel like there is nobody who gets you? Are you in an emotionally vulnerable place in your life and need someone to fill that hole with BS, in order to extort you of all your money? Scientology.org"

I just wanted to watch some damn football



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