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Godless Billboard Greets Kansas City Motorists on I-35

A bold message is being seen at I-35 southbound between Lamar & Antioch Road in Overland Park, KS. The striking words raise a question . . . and maybe some eyebrows – “Don’t Believe in God? You are not alone.” A billboard with billowy white clouds set against a blue sky backdrop promotes a new Kansas City group: KCFreeThinkers. whose goal is to attract like minded non religious people.

According to most recent surveys, the number of non believing Americans is high and growing, different numbers are cited between 8-16% which would make non believers in America one of the largest groups – 25-50 million people. Among younger people 19-40 years old the number of non believers are cited between 25-40%. The number of non religious Americans has doubled over past decades and is steadily growing. The billboard is aimed at perhaps hundred thousand of non believers in Kansas City Metro and hopes to be a connecting point for them.

Cole Morgan, one of the group’s activists said, “The point of the billboard is to help non-theistic people, such as atheists and agnostics, to become aware that they aren’t alone. We want people to know there’s a serious and meaningful alternative to the religious right that has been dominating American religious discussion. After all, a lot of people are frustrated with the power that traditional faiths have wielded, and they don’t know where to turn to find others who share that frustration. Now they will.”

“KCFreeThinkers” group was formed a few months ago by members of different Kansas City Skeptics, Humanist, Atheist, and Agnostic groups. They have contacted www.FreeThoughtAction.org and have been in touch with them about their goals. “FreeThoughtAction” provided the billboard artwork and gave a generous donation for vinyl production.

The billboard on I-35 will stay up for at least two months. By logging onto the web site www.KCFreeThinkers.org those interested will be able to link up with different freethinking groups throughout KC (Community of Reason, Heartland Humanists, Skeptical Religious Studies Group, Kansas FreeThinkers, Jackson and Cass County as well as Wyandotte and Leavenworth County Freethinking groups, Science Book Club, etc.), browse links relating to history of religion, science, critical and logical thinking, politics and even listen and watch several video clips with freethinking songs. People calling in the group’s phone number 913-660-9529 or logging on to the site can learn more about group’s activities and offer their time and help. They can join the group’s humanitarian goals, from helping out your neighbors, to reaching across the world.

One of the group’s future goals is to have billboards in different KC locations on both the Missouri and Kansas sides. This city wide effort will begin in November/December of 2008.

Another group’s activist Hawkeye said, “We live in a day of critical thinking and growing skepticism in all facets of life. Religion is not excluded. We simply want to have a spot for others who think like us. KCFreeThinkers believe in people. If you will, we have faith in people because they make their own choices in a natural world. Not a supernatural world.”

Morgan added that once you call in or visit the site to find out more information “No door-to-door freethinking evangelist will ever visit, and there are no pop-ups on the Web page. Our only aim is to reach those who really want to learn more.”

The billboard is large and clear -14 feet tall by 48 feet wide – and is strikingly easy to see on I-35 Southbound past Lamar and before Antioch in Overland Park, KS off the roadway.

“You can’t miss it,” Morgan concluded. “We expect many people will see it daily for several months and contact us to move our society forward.”

[September 3, 2008]

 Overland Park, KS 

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