There was a recent story that I came across where a group called American Atheists erected a billboard in Alabama that claims all religions are scams. Here’s an image of the billboard and you can click the link below it for the full story.
“Billions of adherents, many of whom are preachers themselves, are all victims of this Great Scam. Some know it’s a scam, yet defend religion because they like the lies. They like the fraud. They like the false sense of security. Unfortunately, no matter how much you like a lie, it doesn’t make it truth. It DOES make religion a great scam if victims are willing to defend it, even in the face of truth.”
What I find particularly interesting about this story is that there have been several federal court decisions during the past 40 years that have given atheism legal status as a de facto religion in this country. The precedent setting case went before the Supreme Court – the highest court in this land – in 1961 (Torcaso v. Watkins) where the court defined “secular humanism” as a religion, which paved the way for several other solidifying case law decisions that include high-profile rulings in 1997 and 2008.