The First 'Back at
by Ed Buckner
The following article is from the Secular
Humanist Bulletin, Volume 18, Number 3.
is a contest for all secular humanists who need clever rejoinders for the many
times someone presumes they are a believer.
submit actual tried and true, and preferably funny, tactics you have used to get
the nonreligious message out to our supposedly pluralistic society. These can be
group actions or individual. They shouldn't be mean or nasty tactics, although
we forgive you if you've actually done something really spiteful.
sample, and a possible contender for first place, comes from the Atlanta
Freethought Society who, tired of seeing banners with biblical verses at
baseball games being broadcast on television, bought themselves some damn fine
seats and took their own banner that said "Atheists Love Baseball Too.
Numbers 15:32-36." They got great media exposure, had some fun, and
magically forced a change in policy by the Atlanta Braves on religious message
there are other groups and individuals out there who can top that!
are being solicited as we go to press. For first place, we hope to be able to
award one week's vacation at a time-share in Mexico. Failing that, however,
first prize may be a free 2003 Council for Secular Humanism calendar. Second
prize may be two free 2003 Council for Secular Humanism calendars. Third prize.
. . .
serious about this contest and we urge you to submit your tactics to The
"Back at Ya! Contest" by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or in hard copy to Communications Director, Council for Secular Humanism, P.O.
Box 664, Amherst, NY 14226.