Remember the secret Pagan plot behind London 2012? Turns out, some believers were more keen to get involved.
I’ve only just been able to have it scanned, but I found this in my parents’ waste paper bin before the Games:
Note the reference to ‘fragmented families’ – divorce and single parenting are blights, as we know, on the hallowed status of the nuclear family – and the openly proselytising use of ‘big screen events’, ‘children’s clubs’ and ‘helping people’. I’m fine with evangelism happening, but I somehow doubt people targeted at those events knew what they were getting into.
When atheist groups promote themselves and their ideas, it’s my experience that we do it honestly (‘Come to this event’; ‘use our atheist toastie service‘), and we don’t force those discussions on people who don’t want them. If that’s not the case, it should be.