• The Pamphlet Project

    atheist-pamphletsThe other day, I was picking up some fast food. When I returned to my car, I noticed that the car next to mine had the window open and there was a woman sitting inside. I smiled politely at her and might have even said hello as I unlocked my car door. It was at that moment when she extended her hand to give me a pamphlet.

    I asked the woman what the pamphlet was for and not surprisingly she said that it was of “biblical importance.” My eyes noticeably widened, I took the pamphlet with a huge smile on my face and used Rebecca Vitsmun’s now famous phrase, “I’m actually an atheist.” I thanked her for the pamphlet and assured her that I would definitely read it.

    The woman started her car and zoomed away so fast you would think she was in NASCAR. That was unfortunate because half a second after she started speeding away I realized that I had pamphlets of my own and it would have been awesome if I could have handed one to her.

    A number of years ago, a Christian stopped me as I was getting gas and handed me a pamphlet. Since then, I started keeping FFRF pamphlets in my car. The pamphlet I have is called, “Dear Christian.” The problem with this pamphlet though is that it is very wordy and long. People have short attention spans and as a result, no Christian is actually going to read it.

    We need new atheist pamphlets to exchange with religious believers when they wish to present us with a pamphlet. So here is the project. I need help in creating new pamphlets. They should be fairly short and hard hitting. They should be friendly yet critical. We need to put our best arguments forward in a way that will challenge religious believers. Remember that our intended targets are those religious believers who are handing out pamphlets or evangelizing in some other way (i.e. street preachers). These are not for the casual believer.

    Please present your ideas and any artwork you think would be cool and I will try to put something together as soon as I can.

    Oh, did I mention that I’m now on Patreon and you can contribute a few dollars a month to support my efforts?

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    Article by: Staks Rosch

    Staks Rosch is a writer for the Skeptic Ink Network & Huffington Post, and is also a freelance writer for Publishers Weekly. Currently he serves as the head of the Philadelphia Coalition of Reason and is a stay-at-home dad.