I’d like to adorn my car with blatant atheist statements, as a way to rebel against popular culture and help show the world that it’s ok to be an atheist.
There’s a whole Wikipedia page devoted to the topic of parodies of the ichthys symbol. As I understand it, the symbol started back in the earliest days of Christianity, when Christians were persecuted for their beliefs. It was a way for believers to identify themselves to each other. Two men would come together and make small talk. One would casually scrape a curved line in the sand. If the other were also a Christian, he would carve another line in the sand, imposed on the first, creating the ichthys symbol. A secret handshake of sorts.
It’s a pretty cool history for a symbol.
Still, I would like to crush it with a creative atheist statement. Sometime to bring a smile to people’s faces and help to secularize our culture. I don’t want to be (too) offensive, but I do want to get people thinking.
Here’s the classic Christian fish and some alternatives that I’m thinking about buying. Which one do you like best?