"It's an Easter Miracle": Dallas Atheists' New Pre-Movie Ad Will Run at the Plano Angelika

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Last week, the Dallas-Fort Worth Coalition of Reason really wanted to run some ads about atheism . They put up some billboards along Interstate 30, but a planned advertisement at the Arlington location of Movie Tavern was rejected at the last minute. American Atheists president Dave Silverman was pretty steamed about the whole thing. But there's good news for the godless this morning: The Plano location of the Angelika has agreed to run the ads.

Zachary Moore, DFWCoR's spokesman, tells Unfair Park that the group reached out to the Angelika chain after being it's-not-you-it's-me'd by Movie Tavern. "Initially they said no, and then they said maybe if we changed the ad, and then they said yes to the original," he writes. "It's an Easter miracle!"

The ad will begin playing at the theater on Friday. Regardless of how you feel about atheism, Easter, or how goddamn (oops) cold the movie theater always is, I think we can all mark this occasion by eating the head right off a chocolate bunny. You never start with the toes. They just suffer that way.

For even more atheism, view the DFWCoR's highway billboards right here.

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Tobiah Quin
Tobiah Quin

I'm a Christian and I think if these guys want to run ads they should be allowed to like any organization. They have to put up with seeing religious ads all the times so more power to them for making their own. 

John Perry
John Perry

How obnoxious. You don't have to disparage someones religious or personal believes to promote your own. I think the CoR is really doing themselves a disfavor with their recent behavior. 

mark zero (Jason)
mark zero (Jason)

Thing is, sometimes religious people push pretty hard the idea that they have a monopoly on ethics and morals. To me, this sort of ad looks more like a response to an attack like that, not an attack itself. (Their "Good Without God" campaign put it a bit more obviously.)

westley
westley

How are they disparaging someone else's religion?

MattL1
MattL1

They're not.

John Perry
John Perry

Looks like none of you read the "Easter Miracle" quote. Since when is mocking other's believes respectful?  I guess that was too complicated for you ditch diggers, disability collectors, bloggers and ivy league drop outs to pick up on. 

Bob Loblaw
Bob Loblaw

Every generation believes it invented sex and atheism.  Nothing new has been said about atheism since the 1800s.  It's just the same stuff over-and-over (oddly, making listening to atheists as tedious as going to church). 

(By the way, does anyone else think that spelling it "ei" instead of "ie" represents a certain godlessness?)

barfly
barfly

If you are athiest, that would mean that you are the athi-est M'rF'r around, amiright?

Whereas an atheist... well, you'll get it. Keep tryin'.

Jerome Haltom
Jerome Haltom

And it's still right. All that time. Amazing, that.

Whut
Whut

If it were right, skeptical people wouldn't have a thing to talk about, there would be nothing to pick apart... it would be flawless...nay, divine. Funny...thats not the case though.

MarkNS
MarkNS

 And nothing new has been said about christianity in 2000 years.

MattL1
MattL1

Good for them. I guess. I don't really care, as I maybe go to one movie a year and am already a committed atheist. 

Mike
Mike

If he had done any checking, he would found Angelika is the only chain that does church ads. They run those HP Presby ads with the young guy talking about inclusiveness. Since they run that one, they would be naturals to run his. One more tempest in a teapot avoidable if someone had done a little investigation. Natural conclusion was the whole intent was to get accepted by some minion and then rejected by a manager familiar with corporate policy.

Don't go away mad. Just go away, please.

East Dallas Dad
East Dallas Dad

Atheists running adds are just as bad as the churches that do the same. Shut up already and leave me alone. I don't really care what you think and if I did, I would ask you to explain but I didn't, so go away.

Cuauhtemoc Sosa
Cuauhtemoc Sosa

Yet somehow you fell compelled to publicly state how YOU feel, imagine that.

HGee
HGee

These ads aren't about even "explaining" atheism, they're about getting atheists recognized as normal humans, letting atheists know it's OK to be be an atheist (in the face of constant propaganda to the contrary, which often makes its way to the mainstream media), and informing them about local atheism-related groups.Do you get this upset every time you see a pepsi ad?

usclat
usclat

EDD, such an excellent point! Wow! Did you think about this all by yourself? Moron.

Guest
Guest

 Perhaps if you'd file for it like any other non-profit, you would.

Darron Sands
Darron Sands

We're not a non-profit group... we're a non-prophet group.  =P

DaTruth
DaTruth

Praise be to the Easter Bunny

primi timpano
primi timpano

I don't understand religious advertising, whether it be the godly or atheist version.  I would think the money would be better spent for good works.

DaTruth
DaTruth

We don't get special tax free status as atheists so our "building fund" is rather small.

Objectvist64
Objectvist64

DaTruth is that Churches get a lot of tax free status idiot.

The Credible Hulk
The Credible Hulk

I remember last year's "Good without God" campaign and it got me to thinking:

The churches could turn that on its head and run a "God without Good" campaign that neatly summarizes their own endeavors. That would certainly show those Godless heathen atheists the what for!

DFW Heathen
DFW Heathen

They sure could do that! And I bet no one would mind. So what's your point?

barfly
barfly

Um.... You really don't get that whole "humor" thingy, do you?

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

I look at Movie Tavern the same way I did yesterday: They like to play two sides of the same coin.  Its typical southern baptist BS in this town

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Listen,    If I wanted to find some godless fruits, I'll look online for some weird, twisted cult!  Last thing I want to see before watching a Three Stooges marathon, is Billy Bob from Roanoke telling me god doesn't exist........there is a reason this movement isn't mainstream!?  Conversely, I also don't want to hear the Pastor Ed Young 40 Day Sex Marathon.  Some things are best left private?

Slade
Slade

Oh I think you'd be surprised at how large the population of non-believers is in this country now.  Check out the latest Pew Research Forum statistics.  While you're there, also check out the growth trend (as opposed to the steadily decreasing numbers of god-botherers).  Hit the interwebz and enlighten yourself Kergo - you may very well change your thoughts on what is "mainstream".

DaTruth
DaTruth

Much like your religion. Keep it private.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

YEAH......keep it private!  B.casting at the A. is NOT private.bet you have cool tat's?

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Kergs, I loves ya, but in this case....shut up.

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