Goodwill without God Celebrated in Times Square New Year’s Ad

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Secular humanists are bringing good wishes for the New Year to Times Square, showing that the love and joy of the season can be fully experienced without religion. A major electronic billboard advertisement from the Center for Inquiry (CFI), an international secular advocacy organization, will go live this week in Times Square where it will be visible to millions, and will run through the end of the year.

The simple 15-second ad opens with the statement, “Millions express joy & goodwill without religion.” It signs off with, “Wishing you peace & enlightenment in the New Year.” It is the final ad of CFI’s Living without Religion campaign, which seeks to introduce those who question religion to a vibrant and welcoming community of secular humanists, and to dispel negative stereotypes of nonbelievers.

The first ad in the series introduced the campaign with the message, “Millions of Americans are living happily without religion,” and asked viewers to visit the campaign website (http://LivingWithoutReligion.org), which offers inspiring insight from real nonreligious Americans who find hope and purpose through the values of secular humanism. The second ad, themed for Thanksgiving, expressed gratitude for those “who make the world a better place.”

Written By: Center for Inquiry
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12 COMMENTS

    • In reply to #4 by bluebird:

      As Ms. Clause would say, that one is just right!

      Pope extends olive branch again to atheists – join us for “homemade peace”.

      Thanks for the link. Yeah, this new Pope is not bad at all. He does show lots of the goodwill thing indeed. Happy holidays.

      • In reply to #5 by Fouad Boussetta:

        In reply to #4 by bluebird:

        As Ms. Clause would say, that one is just right!

        Pope extends olive branch again to atheists – join us for “homemade peace”.

        Thanks for the link. Yeah, this new Pope is not bad at all. He does show lots of the goodwill thing indeed. Happy holidays.

        It’s a shame he is totally bound by the idiocy of the Catholic Church dogma and doctrine, which denigrate him as a human being to the position of a member of a brainwashed old boys club from which he will never be allowed to escape.

        How can any person every succumb to the nonsense that is spouted as the “truth”?

        Sorry, but he is as bad as all the rest of them, whatever little gems of humanity escape his indoctrinated lips will never makeup for the evil that his religion purports.

        • In reply to #6 by ArloNo:
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          Sorry, but he is as bad as all the rest of them, whatever little gems of humanity escape his indoctrinated lips will never makeup for the evil that his religion purports.

          ..Same rubbish product – new slicker smoother salesman!

  1. What the Pope actually said was nonsense.

    He said that people of other religions were also praying for peace, and – departing from his prepared text – he urged atheists to join forces with believers.
    “I invite even non-believers to desire peace. (Join us) with your desire, a desire that widens the heart. Let us all unite, either with prayer or with desire, but everyone, for peace,”

    Prayer and wishful thinking are cheap options that contribute nothing to bringing about peace. They substitute a glow of self-satisfaction for actually working towards an objective.

    • In reply to #7 by aldous:

      What the Pope actually said was nonsense.

      He has no business speaking for or appealing to anyone other than the catlicks. I resent this master of pederasts positioning himself publicly as if he speaks on behalf of atheists everywhere.

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