‘THERE ARE NO GODS’ Anti-Religion Sign Put Up Inside State Capitol

Daily Caller News Foundation logo
Casey Harper Contributor
Font Size:

An anti-religion group has posted a sign in the Illinois state capitol that attacks religion as “superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.” The group first posted the sign in 2008 for the holiday season. Now, it’s back, and it’s not going anywhere.

The sign reads:

At this season of the Winter Solstice, may reason prevail.
There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell.
There is only our natural world.
Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.

The sign was originally posted in protest after a different group was allowed to put up a nativity scene in the capitol.

“We nonbelievers don’t mind sharing the season with Christians,” Annie Laurie Gaylor, FFRF co-president, said in a statement. “We just don’t like the pretense that it’s about a supernatural birth of a god.”

The foundation has the same message engraved on a monument at the Wisconsin state capitol. It demonstrates the cost of government allowing nativities or other Christian displays. They can’t discriminate against other beliefs, even atheists decrying all other religions.


Follow Casey on Twitter and like him on Facebook

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact

All content created by the Daily Caller News Foundation, an independent and nonpartisan newswire service, is available without charge to any legitimate news publisher that can provide a large audience. All republished articles must include our logo, our reporter’s byline and their DCNF affiliation. For any questions about our guidelines or partnering with us, please contact