- Posted December 23, 2010 by
North Bergen, New Jersey
"God is" Billboard Replaces Atheist Billboard
- nsaidi, CNN iReport producer
The Times Square Church responded to an atheist billboard near the Lincoln Tunnel declaring Christmas is a "myth" by replacing the controversial billboard with a new message of "God is..." describing God “in just a few of the infinite ways He proves His presence to us every day,” according to Senior Pastor, Carter Conlon.
I called the American Atheists, based in Cranford, New Jersey, to find out why their billboard had been removed and replaced with the new billboard and was told that their billboard rental had simply run out.
The billboard is located on Route 495, at Kennedy Bvd. (on the New Jersey side, right before entering the Lincoln Tunnel to Manhattan).
According to the Times Square Church's website, they would like to encourage people to seek God and prove that indeed He is.
The previous atheist billboard read "You KNOW it's a Myth" "This Season Celebrate REASON" "* American Atheists *Reasonable Since 1963 * atheists.org"
*Tabs #6-8 above are photos of the previous atheist billboard.
Photos by Lulis Leal
Tabs 1-5, December 22, 2010
Tabs 6-8, November 24, 2010