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Hey, I said that in an interview last spring, which is getting a little wider circulation now: religions are fairy tales. Somebody slapped it on a billboard over Easter, though, and businesses around it reported a two-thirds decline. It sounds like it was very effective at scaring away fools, and that, unfortunately, fools represent a significant fraction of their customer base.

Maybe they should have prayed it away. Or summoned one of their favorite fairies to poof it out of existence.

Comments

  1. #1 greg laden
    May 30, 2008

    I don’t see how truly religious people would be offended by this billboard, or the idea that part of their lives are fairy tales.

    Something else is going on here reducing business. Like maybe it is near a long stop light. And people read it over and over again . And it suddenly dawns on them that fairy’s might have tails. And that kind of freaks them out and they go home.

  2. #2 Chris Sanford
    November 25, 2008

    It is funny that usually fairy tales have no evidence to back them up whatsoever. What’s funny is that people hold this same view concerning the Word of God aka the Bible. Nothing could be further from the truth. 25,000 archeological finds verify the Bible and not one, I repeat not one has been found to discredit the Bible. 1/4 of the Bible is prophetic literature and not one of the prophesies found in the Word of God have failed. In Isaiah 45 Isaiah names king Cyrus by name 200 years before he came to power. Psalm 22 mentions crucifixion 800 years before it was practiced. Job 26:10 says the earth is round, thousands of years before we ever discovered this to be true. What is my point, my point is the Bible was getting it right when everyone else was getting it wrong, the same is true today.

  3. #3 Angel Kaida
    November 25, 2008

    Aww, man, none of the Scarlet Letter shirts will fit me and I really really want a black one. Does anyone know if they update their inventory?