Date: December 17, 2011 03:52PM
It's just the attitude of thinking they have "caught you" being "ironic." See -- you can't complain when we proselytize, 'cuz you're doing it too!
Well, yeah. And the problem has never been throwing ideas out there, or even trying to persuade others to share them. The problem is trying to control, manipulate, force, or in other unethical ways impose one's belief on others, or violating normal social boundaries while doing so. There is nothing unethical about a billboard.
The other problem is expecting others to ignore that behavior while being completely intolerant of any other viewpoint.
Are there atheists who act unethically? You bet! Are there theists who are respectful and open-minded? Of course! And vice versa, naturally.
The bottom line is that this pastor has created a straw man by trying to accuse FFRF of acting like a religion because they have expressed an idea. This just demonstrates that he is completely ignorant of the difference between "thought" and "faith".