Atheist Group Launches Advertising Campaign


SPRINGDALE — “Are you good without God?”

That’s the question posed to passing motorists driving north on Interstate 540 near Springdale, plastered across one of the endless billboards lining the highway.

The billboard assures readers: “Millions are.”

The advertisement, which directs readers to a Web site for the Northwest Arkansas Coalition of Reason, was erected this week as part of an $8,000 outreach campaign organized by the coalition’s national director, Fred Edwards.

Edwards, who works from the national coalition’s Washington, D.C., office, said the goal of the billboard, as well as a series of advertisements that will soon appear on four Ozark Regional Transit buses, was to reach out to individuals who may feel ostracized by the surrounding religious community.

(Via The Benton County Daily Record)