August 9, 2012

How To Counter Absurd Messages


In the U.S., a religious person has the right to stand in a public location with a sign calling attention to his or her ridiculous beliefs. Of course, there are some limitations (e.g., a sign calling for the murder of a high-ranking government official wouldn't be well received). But aside from calls to violence, such displays are usually tolerated. However, this does not mean they must be ignored.

The next time you see a Christian extremist promoting such an absurd message, consider picking up your own sign and standing next to him or her. This sort of targeted mockery can be an effective way to counter destructive messages, especially when it can be photographed and shared.

H/T to Vexed&vomithexed (Update: link no longer working)