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Atheism Billboards Press Releases for 2016

National and Local Press Releases

Over 20 Godless Billboards Appear Across Sioux Falls

For Immediate Release

(Sioux Falls, SD, May 10, 2016) "Don’t Believe In God? You are not alone."

These words are part of over 20 different prominent billboards in the Sioux Falls area, placed with generous funding by the Sioux Falls Atheists. All billboards messages are white letters superimposed over a dark blue background.

The locations of the billboards are:

+ 41st St & S Minnesota Ave
+ East 10th St & South Cliff Ave
+ 26th St & S Cliff Ave
+ South Minnesota Ave: one at 27th Street facing South, and five between 33rd and 37th Street grouped across from each other facing South and North.
+ Six on West 12th Street between West Ave and South Western Ave facing West and East (these will go up on May 23).

"The point of this billboard campaign is to reach out to the thousands of humanists, atheists and agnostics living in the Sioux Falls area," explained Dale Hemming, founder of the Sioux Falls Atheists. "Nontheists sometimes don’t realize there’s a community out there for them because they’re inundated with religious messages at every turn. So we hope this will serve as a beacon and let them know they aren’t alone."

The dual goals of the Sioux Falls campaign are to organize area nontheists and help them become more visible in the community. "Our ads aren’t meant to be a slap at anyone’s religion," Hemming said. "It’s a very positive message aimed at both confirmed nontheists and those who have their doubts about religion. Our basic message is that there are people in your area who think as you do, and you can find them over here if you’re interested."

"We secularists, agnostics and atheists are essentially like everyone else," added Hemming. "We’re your friends, neighbours, co-workers and family members. All we want is a place at the table for our ideas, too."

The Sioux Falls Atheists question the intolerance, bigotry and hatred of many religious groups for others that have different belief systems than theirs. Sioux Falls Atheists also question why the religious leaders of the tolerant churches do not publicly and loudly speak out against the churches that preach intolerance, bigotry and hatred.

For more information contact: Sioux Falls Atheists

FOR RELEASE ON May 10, 2016

Twenty-One 10x21 Foot Billboards Supporting Atheism and Humanism
Running for 6 Weeks Starting May 9th in Sioux Falls, SD
Sponsored by Sioux Falls Atheists

Sioux Falls Atheists (& Humanists) Would like to announce its Billboard Campaign to support Atheism & Humanism

There are 98 Million people in America who are Non-Religious! *
There are 196,000 people in South Dakota who are Non-Religious! *
There are 37,000 people in Sioux Falls who are Non-Religious! *
That's a lot of people!
There are more Non-Religious people
than members in any Religious Denomination! *

And there are approximately 3,700 Atheists in Sioux Falls! *

The billboards will go up on May 9th on S Minnesota Ave and S Cliff Ave, and May 23rd on West 12th St. Their objective is not to attack religion but attract more non-religious people and true atheists and humanists to the Sioux Falls Atheists group.

Atheists (and humanists) are just like other people. They are just as good and just as bad. They contribute to charities, help others, and help their communities. They believe, just as many religious people do, that it is not your particular belief system that is important but that you are a good person helping others. The Sioux Falls Atheists recommends 3 charities on its website, 1 of them is a major religious charity because what's important is helping others, not who's organizing the help.

But Sioux Falls Atheists question the intolerance, bigotry and hatred of many religious groups for others that have different belief systems than theirs. Why is this? Is that what their leaders teach? It is not what their religions teach. Atheists and Humanists also do not teach intolerance and hatred for others that believe differently. Sioux Falls Atheists also question why the religious leaders of the tolerant churches do not publicly and loudly speak out against the churches that preach intolerance, bigotry and hatred.

Sioux Falls Atheists is a member of the Sioux Falls Free Thinkers website group

* Based on recent professional Gallop Polls and Pew Research Polls

For more information contact: Sioux Falls Atheists

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Atheism Billboards Press Releases for 2016