I have to admit that I laughed when I read this Christian Post story about an atheist bus advertisement campaign in Chicago:

Atheist messages have hit the third largest city in the country.

“In the beginning, man created God,” read ads posted on 25 Chicago buses.

The slogan “espouses the idea that man created God as well as all religions, and encourages public and critical examination of the merits of religious belief,” according to Indiana Atheist Bus Campaign.

I’m not sure how seeing a six-word slogan “encourages public and critical examination of the merits of religious belief,” but I suppose that anything that gets people thinking about God even for a moment is OK. Anyway, this is the part that I thought funny:

Members and supporters of the Indiana Atheist Bus Campaign revealed two different motivations behind launching the ads. Some, the campaign reported, want to promote a positive message about atheism and encourage atheists to “come out” while others want to tackle religious belief head-on with science and evidence-based approaches.

So a six-word assertion, devoid of context, argument, or fact, represents what some atheists think is “tackl[ing] religious belief head-on with science and evidence-based approaches.” Nicely done, folks.

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