Christians making holy war on atheism ads

It took a little while, but Christians are finally mobilizing to kick some ass in response to the pro-atheism ad campaign that's been running on Washington, D.C., buses for the past several weeks. The atheism ads, from the unbelieving American Humanist Association, launched in November and ask, "Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness' sake." Now, JoEllen Murphy, a McLean, Va., mother and devout Christian, is trying to raise $14,000 for a campaign of her own, featuring ads with the line, "Why believe? Because I created you and I love you, for goodness' sake. -God." On her site,, Murphy writes: "My name is JoEllen. After a friend forwarded me an article about the AHA ad campaign, I thought, 'Enough!' I am so tired of God and religion being attacked that I decided to start a counter ad campaign." She's raised about $6,700 so far. Christians in London, meanwhile, seem to have simply turned the other cheek in response to similar pro-atheism ads on that city's buses.

—Posted by Tim Nudd