[quote="AveChriste11, post:14, topic:309845"]
1. There are probably in fact 100 Christian billboards for every Muslim one. Most people in this country were raised within Christianity, and especially when travelling through the American south where I live you will find many Christian-oriented signs and billboards, although none that deal directly with Islam.
I am convinced that there are Christian websites for every Muslim one, although maybe not 100.
I'm not sure that Google and other search engines operate by being bought out like that. Even if they did, is that the moral thing to do?
As to billboards dealing directly with Islam, we also face an increasing rise in secularism within this country. It seems that anything of a slightly religious nature will get offensive to someone, including the Freedom From Religion foundation. So I'm not sure how that would work exactly.
I just think that if someone's willing to do some honest searching, then he won't need all of those bill boards. I never did, and I've been one of the most fickle or wishy washy people when it came to my religious beliefs in the past.
AveChriste has excellent points all around. While I would not be opposed to reaching out to Muslims or putting out more billboards, we have to remember, once again, it's the Holy Spirit that does the converting, not necessarily our witnessing methods. You could put up a million billboards and not save one person. You could put up one billboard and save dozens. It doesn't rely upon our exertion, but God's will.
And Islam has an advantage in our western society that Christianity does not. Speaking as an American, most here have become so numb to Christian truths that the word "Christian" either means nothing or something bad, and the vast majority of people who call themselves Christian today probably aren't really Christian to begin with, and are Christian in name only. Christianity is that "boring" religion you grew up with and which you inherited from your parents, whereas Islam is something "new and coo'" for you to try. Especially in black communities, where the church has been seen by some as either a failure or a corrupt institution, the practices, rituals, and laws of Islam are seen as a fine substitute. So when these billboards pop up and supposedly get more attention or more relaxed responses from the general public than Christian billboards do, we shouldn't be surprised. Saddened, perhaps, but not surprised.