Kittens and atheists – cute, but what’s the point?

Is this a joke, or is this serious? There have been major rows over atheist billboards all over the world, but now American atheists apparently try something new. According to the Friendly Atheist blog, a new billboard will be made public on Monday. It’s an announcement for a large atheist convention. And the billboard looks like this:

Atheist kittens

Now, I love kittens, but can someone tell me what kittens have to do with atheists? Why not, say, pigs or baboons? (Dodo anyone? – Just kidding…) But seriously, am I missing something here?

By the way, it seems, I’m not the only one who wonders about the point of the billboard. Jerry Coyne apparently also doesn’t know what to think of it.

2 thoughts on “Kittens and atheists – cute, but what’s the point?

  1. A google search would have answered your question.

    This billboard is the result of a contest that was held to create a totally innocuous billboard to bring attention to their event. It was put to a vote, and the kittens won.

    Since the word “Atheist” seems to have such an impact and in often incorrectly associated with Satanism, Communism, and other ignorant claims…they went a different route.

    As usual, people like you try to dumb it up and act on your ignorance rather than actually trying to get facts before spewing.


  2. Neil, I wasn’t the only one who was confused about the billboard. It just wasn’t clear at first where the billboard came from. As I write in my post, Jerry Coyne also didn’t know what to think about it.

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