How many atheists do you think there are across the country that would be willing to donate $20-$50 to air such an ad? If a 30-second ad is $2 million, it would take 100,000 donations at an average of $20 per person. For an average of $50 per person, we'd need 40,000 people to donate.
Perhaps some prominent atheists, like Dawkins, Dennett, etc., and maybe even those who aren't especially vocal about being atheists, like Bill Gates and Brad Pitt, would be willing to donate a few thousand to such a proposition.
Another issue is whether Rupert Murdoch and Fox would be willing to air such a commercial.
"Yes, not everyone thanks a deity for their survival and nobody should thank their god for a vicious tornado that wiped out so much of what people owned and even took lives, especially the lives of innocent children.
Brandi Amari Williams"
"Tony, I love that clip! "Wolf Gets Blitzed"...tee-hee.
Did anyone read the comments below the You Tube version? they were almost all like, "Yeah, thank the lard for sending a ghastly tornado to kill more than 50…"
"And then, just to confuse things, there's polymath, which is from the Greek poly = much and manthanein = to learn. So, someone who knows a lot. Or at least enough to know that you can get a second crop from that field! Sorry, couldn't…"