Are you a secular parent? Trying to raise your kids without religion?
You are not alone! Join our neighborhood parent group! We are happy, friendly people raising our kids with reason,
skepticism, and humanism.
Now, for the propaganda part. I wanted to find some images related to atheism or secular-humanism for my flyer, so I turned to google images. If you do an image search for 'secular', there are over 4.4 million results. The most popular results include lots of political cartoons, comics, some maps & graphs, and this:
Can you say emotional manipulation? Propaganda is meant to influence by emotion, and has been used, extensively and successfully worldwide, for religious and political gain. This image has almost certainly done its job many times. How can you disagree with a cute, all-american farm girl who loves jesus and just wants to pray in school? Easily. Very easily. If you know what you are looking at, then it is less likely to influence your judgement. We have to understand that propaganda plays on our most basic fears, hopes, and affiliations. When you know that you are being manipulated, it is much easier to take a step back and view the world through a more objective lens. Here are a few more American propaganda posters that I found via google images. Note that the last two are comments on propaganda, not actual propaganda themselves. It's meta-propaganda.
No questions? Funny, that's what
being a good christian means, too!
Apparently we were a heathen nation until 1954 when "under god" was added to the pledge.
We are already quite good at fighting amongst ourselves, thank you very much!
At least his college is already paid for.
I think that we all saw this coming when we were three. If any-muppet is going to take over the world fascist-style, it would be Bert. Only a ruthless dictator could love pigeons that much.