American Atheists’ Super Bowl Billboard Makes Fun of ‘Hail Mary’ Prayer

 

Wicked atheists:

American Atheists is putting up a new billboard making fun of prayer outside Metlife Stadium in New Jersey, where the Super Bowl is scheduled to take place on Sunday.

The 14 feet by 48 feet billboard features a man in a priest uniform with the text “A ‘Hail Mary’ only works in football. Enjoy the game!” referring to the Roman Catholic prayer to the Virgin Mary and also the name of a long-forward pass in football.

“Prayer is superstition, plain and simple,” AA President David Silverman said in a statement.

“It trivializes the dedication of the players and takes away from their achievements. A third of football fans pray in hopes of helping their team. These are adults we’re talking about – people with children, people with careers, people who vote. It’s 2014; it’s time to stop believing that prayer works. Give credit where credit is due and celebrate what this is really about-coming together to cheer on hard-working athletes doing what they do best.”

Managing Director Amanda Knief noted that people of all religions, as well as atheists, come together during the Super Bowl, and noted that the organization, one of the biggest secular ones in the country, is excited to be part of the event.

The atheist group has become famous for putting up billboards that target religion throughout the country. In December 2013, it had a billboard in New York’s Times Square claiming that “nobody” needs Christ during Christmas.

“This year, start a new tradition: Don’t go to church. You hate it, it’s boring; you probably only go because you feel guilty or obligated. Instead, spend more time with your family and friends – or volunteer. There are better uses of your time and money,” Silverman said about the Christmas tradition.

The billboard prompted State Sen. Andrew Lanza from Staten Island, N.Y., to run a petition calling for the “immediate withdrawal” of the ad as it lacks “decency, civility and kindness.”

“It seems to me that this is part of a continued ‘War on Christmas’ and also upon the belief and value system of millions of Christian, Jewish and Muslim people who have faith in God,” Lanza commented. “Religious persecution of the kind that similarly led to the Holocaust began with small baby steps of ridicule and hatred of the religious beliefs of others.”

 

4 thoughts on “American Atheists’ Super Bowl Billboard Makes Fun of ‘Hail Mary’ Prayer

  1. Nasty! BUT, “Christ Jesus” is still Risen, Ascended, and THE One Mediator, as the One God! (1 Tim. 2: 5)… and simply nothing can change that! See too, Eph. 2: 18…”For through Him we both (Jew & Gentile) have access by one Spirit unto the Father.” (God Triune)

    Glory, WE Christians always still have the “High Ground” and “the Truth”! 😉

    • Unbelief, is always militant when evil is pressing it! The so-called New Atheists are bound and blinded… as St. Paul says, “In whom the god of this world-age has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they should not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, (Gk. the illumination). (2 Cor. 4: 4) As Paul says too in verse 3…”if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in them that are perishing.”

      Indeed this world-age, and the unbelieving are perishing! And we believing Christians must tell them so! Light verses darkness!

  2. my response to the Atheists:
    A “Hail Mary” only works in this Life! REPENT!! – or “ENJOY THE GAME” forever in hell!
    God will not be mocked!

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