From Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council:
O Come, All Ye Unfaithful
Atheists in Washington, D.C. are hoping to drive their secular point home on the side of 200 metro buses this Christmas. In a new ad campaign that challenges faith, the American Humanist Association (AHA) says, "Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness' sake."
The AHA is using the holiday season to suggest that morality can exist without religion. "Our reason for doing it during the holidays is there are an awful lot of agnostics, atheists and other types of non-theists who feel a little alone during the holidays because of its association with traditional religion," said Fred Edwords.
But they face a big challenge persuading most Americans, 92 percent of whom told Pew Research that they believe in God. The man for whom the federal city is named warned Americans in his farewell address to the nation in 1796 against those who would suggest "that morality can be maintained without religion ... reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."
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