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-Dueling Christmas Billboards?

by Dr. D ~ December 11th, 2014



In the last few years it has become fashionable for atheists to put up billboards during the Christmas season putting down the story of the birth of Jesus and Christianity as a fairy tale. One church in Arkansas responded with a billboard of their own reaching out to those who may question the reason for the season. Here’s the story from the Christian Post:

A church in Alma, Arkansas has responded with "love and support" to the American Atheists holiday "skip church" billboards by putting up its own ad, welcoming doubters and those who have questions about faith.

"Our goal is not to oppose their message, but rather to respond with love and support. We actually welcome their desire to support those who have felt alienated by believers and start discussion between and among the Atheist and Christian communities," Grace Church wrote on its website, referring to American Atheists’ recently erected billboards in several Bible Belt cities.

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Response: Nicely done Grace Church of Alma. Far better to reach out than to put down during this season. Ironic that the American Atheists would seem to condone and use a real fairy tale- the Santa legend and myth while accusing the church as representing another.

For over a month now, we have watched one Christmas special movie after another on TV. All with wonderful family feel good messages. A real treat after what we usually get for TV entertainment. However, one thing that I have noticed is that the Santa legend has been updated and dominates during this season and seems to be far more culturally acceptable than the story of a poor child born in a manger in Judea nearly 2,000 year ago.  Church is one of the few places left where the real ‘reason for the season’ is still emphasized and celebrated.          *Top

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