An atheist group has posted a billboard in Mississippi, one of the most religious states in America, telling residents that God and faith will not solve their problems. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, the nation’s largest atheist organization, announced it is putting up a highway billboard on July 1 in Tupelo with the message “God Fixation Won’t Fix This Nation,” with plans to keep it in place for the entire month.

“We lose sight of human needs when we fixate on gods,” said FFRF co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor. “When we have faith in ourselves, we won’t need faith in gods.” The organization pointed to a Pew Research Center poll that listed Mississippi as tied for first place for the most religious state, with 77 percent of adults identifying themselves as “highly religious.” READ MORE