So, we have never had hate mail before. One article in CNN seemed to be enough to prompt the over dramatic frenzied mob of angry evangelicals. Actually, its not that bad. We didn’t get to much hate mail. In fact, a good deal of it was positive. Here are some excerpts from some of the more entertaing hate mails.
Here’s one from Mary Tilley
In regards to the recent article I just read about your ridiculous billboards. First of all, I’m a Christian and I don’t go around
Ostracizing those who are not so you’re way off base when you state that we as Christians ostrasize anyone who is not.
I have lots of friends who are muslim, jewish and hindu. I respect them and their way of worship and belief. I may not
Believe what they believe but I do respect them…at the very least…they believe in SOMETHING. You are a fool if you do
Not believe in anything because to believe in NOTHING is to believe in SOMETHING! I think most atheists (although
Not all of them), are lacking some kind of attention they didn’t receive as children and are trying to get it through any
Means possible. So really, the opposite it really the truth regarding what you state about atheists being “afraid” to come
Out…as if we’re all going to circle them and pounce them over the head with a bible and crucifix (give me a break okay).
I believe that there are those so called “atheists” who claim they don’t believe in God because they are too afraid to
Admit that there is something greater then themselves. In fact, there are those atheists too that actually DO believe but
Are too afraid to say they believe out of fear of being ostracized by other atheists.
2nd of all, you contradict your way of thinking and your way of belief by saying that you would have to “see to believe”.
I suppose that air your breathing isn’t really air, it’s just a figment of your imagination (or in fact there is no imaginiation, just
A irrational thought or perhaps a bad dream?). No common sense whatsoever.
3rdly, Christians have much more evidence that Christ existed than atheists have that he didn’t. If that weren’t even true,
We’d have something you don’t have…faith which is evidence of the unseen. Look around you and you will see that you were
Made by something bigger than your ego. The fact that you don’t believe doesn’t make it any less of a fact that He exists
And He made you and He IS going to have HIS WAY. You may think you are celebrating the “good life” but deep down inside
Of you and y ou know what I’m talking about…is that nagging question. This isn’t the movies mr. Goreman or whatever your
Name is…it’s reality and you’re in it…living it and God is watching everything you do and we as Christians are not going to
Run into the streets screaming like a bunch of idiots, please mr. goreman put down those billboards. We as Christians don’t need
Billboards to shout out to the rest of the world what we believe in. We are sound in our beliefs. We have HIM, we don’t need
A billboard. But, if that indeed is what it takes for you to feel like you are needed, loved and accepted by the rest of us…have
At it…you’re wasting your time…precious time. Instead, you could be helping the needy in your area by giving that money
Your using for those ridiculous billboards to puff up your already bloated egos, to those who are less fortunate than you.
Oh, but I forgot you’re an atheist…
I read the story on Cnn.com. It’s amazing that their are groups such as yours. I can imagine. A bunch of brainy geeks sitting around a table saying “You don’t believe, I don’t either, Isn’t that great.” Then what the heck do you people do ? After you acknowledge to each other and confirm you are believers of nothing other than yourselves.
I guess you sit around and knock anyone that believes that their is a higher power other than the three people sitting at your table.
Please spend your time productively and positively. If you just did that it would make the world a much better place.
What saddens me that you cannot see – is that your group is only doing this to instigate emotion from Christians and others who believe in God. You are not doing this for any real, positive reason – it is just unbridled evil and hatred. YOU are the person without tolerance – YOU are ther person who is whining – YOU are the bigot. Unless you are quicker than us – we are starting a movement to make .01 cent contributions to your groups through your paypal links – that is one penny you receive for every charge paypal will charge you. We are about to do this all week long – you and yours will have quite the bill to pay with paypal. Best of luck…Oly
You are quite the despicable group of folks, are you not? To filth the countryside with billboards against God is an offense against those of us who believe in Him. Your arrogance and your lack of humanness is atrocious. You’ve a right to believe what you will – but to make mockery of beliefs that founded our nation – your freedoms – is blatantly un-American. You obviously feel no shame for your actions – but perhaps we can do a little something about advertising your members, boycotting their homes and businesses? Would you be so kind as to send us your membership list please? You’ve nothing to fear, of course, since you have no fear of God.
Well thats all for now. Enjoy your weekend.