The East Bay Express this week pointed us to the "coffee klatsch" of local atheists behind this billboard, near the foot of the Bay Bridge, which cost $27,000 to produce. The organization American Atheists erected several such billboards around the country, pointing people to these Rapture Parties they're throwing, the largest of which may be centered in Oakland at the Oakland Masonic Center, Saturday and Sunday. "Expected to draw about two hundred participants, the conference will feature keynote speeches from scholars, bloggers, student activists, former Christians, atheist feminists, and other crusaders. It will offer a chance for so-called 'heathens and skeptics' to discuss their collective disdain for 'God' (whose name is always framed by quotation marks on the American Atheist web site)."

(Photo: Karl Mondon via Friendly Atheist)