Can you believe that right in the “Bible belt” of Alabama we now have a billboard up promoting freedom from religion?
“First freethought message appears on billboard” (link broken)
The release goes on to say “this is the first such freethought (atheist, agnostic) message ever placed in Alabama. The colorful billboard went up just in time to for the annual ‘Glorious Fourth’ celebration in rural Talladega County sponsored by the Alabama Freethought Association this year July 3 through 5. The event is held at a freethought ‘advance’ (not retreat), which includes a lake, air conditioned auditorium and facilities. (It) has attracted as many as 200 freethinkers from all over the south and all over the United States.”
The billboard, the release goes on to say, “is part of a national educational campaign sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the nation’s largest association of freethinkers, which works to keep church and state separate…The Alabama Freethought Association is an FFRF chapter.”
Billboards have been placed in 26 different cities in 16 states.
Alabama Freethought Association claims their definition is to “form opinions about religion, independently of tradition, authority or established belief, in favor of rational inquiry.”
The problem is that if you arrive at the decision in favor of religion then you are wrong and deceived! So much for free thought!
Christians have been involved in caring for others since the death of Christ. They took to heart this verse:
35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ ESV
To read some about the Christian contribution to medicine – The Christian Contribution to Medicine
Maybe a Derecho windstorm will get it. Similar to the story of the Ark of the Covenant and Dagon.
1 Samuel 5:1-5
1 When the Philistines captured the ark of God, they brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod.
2 Then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it into the house of Dagon and set it up beside Dagon.
3 And when the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, behold, Dagon had fallen face downward on the ground before the ark of the Lord. So they took Dagon and put him back in his place.
4 But when they rose early on the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen face downward on the ground before the ark of the Lord, and the head of Dagon and both his hands were lying cut off on the threshold. Only the trunk of Dagon was left to him.
5 This is why the priests of Dagon and all who enter the house of Dagon do not tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day. ESV