The Freedom From Religion Foundation, which is the nation’s largest association of atheists and agnostics, is unveiling what is believed to be the first nontheistic billboard in Madison, Wis.
The whimsical full-color 48-foot billboard mimics a stained-glass window and warns, “Beware of Dogma.”
“We are launching a campaign to place freethought billboards up around the country, wherever an irreverent billboard is needed–which is practically everywhere!” says Annie Laurie Gaylor, Foundation spokeswoman.
“We don’t go to Mass, but we can go to the masses,” adds Dan Barker, Foundation co-president. “We think it is time for the rest of us to use the mass media to counter the ubiquity of religious messages on roadsides everywhere!”
(Madison, Wis., locals can look for it on the feeder road off the West Beltline next to Culver’s Restaurant, facing west, Oct. 2-16, 2007.)
The Foundation will be erecting another billboard to greet attendees of its 30th national convention, meeting on Oct. 12-13 in Madison. A smaller billboard on East Johnson Street by Fordem Avenue (passed by nearly everyone coming in from the airport) will carry the “Beware of Dogma” message on one side, while the other side will sport the stained-glass motif and the words “Imagine No Religion.”