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Old 02-25-2009, 09:13 AM   #1
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The Atheist Bus, It's Raising Quite a Fuss

This bus has been riding around Toronto with the ads paid for by the Freethought Association of Canada. Apparently the campaign originated the UK.

So far all other major Canadian transit systems have refused to participate.

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“There is a terrible lack of dialogue between people of faith, and those of non-faith,” said Kish. “In this campaign, we want not only to educate those who may not know about religious alternatives, but also to open up communication between faith communities and secular organizations."

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Old 02-25-2009, 09:17 AM   #2
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To say there is "probably no god" is more in lines with being agnostic rather than atheist...

Atheist have more faith than that...
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:23 AM   #3
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An opposing bus should have a sign that says, "Don't you have better things to do than protest bus signs? - God"
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:44 AM   #4
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For as far as I know, there have been opposing adds on busses on London, paid for by religious (Christian) organizations. They apparently felt the need for a counterattack, which is pretty childish in my opinion. It's not as if there's a shortage of religious imagery in the public domain anyway.
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:25 AM   #5
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I saw no shortage of religious billboards even in my old corner of the Great Lakes. They cannot expect that atheists would never want to react against them. It's the nature of free speech, I guess.
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Religious organizations have always had billboards, now the atheists have them and the media (of course!) is immediately on top of it. Big deal! It's called Freedom Of Speech!
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So there are Canadian transit systems not participating?
Why do they hate freedom?
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I'd like to see a sign that says,


There might be a God,
so what, enjoy your life!
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I'd like to see a sign that says,


There might be a God,
so what, enjoy your life!
You do know this is not that far from the final lines of Ecclesiastes...

And actually, 1 Timothy contains a similar concept: "All things are meant for our enjoyment if received from God with thanksgiving."
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:03 PM   #10
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So there are Canadian transit systems not participating?
Why do they hate freedom?
It's their freedom to decide from whom they accept ads on their busses.

It started in London and is spreading. In England some there was a number of voices religious people who said this ad is unacceptable. So it is acceptable that all kinds of religious organisations place ads in public transport and other public places in all cities, but when an aheist organisation starts doing the same it's not acceptable?
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An opposing bus should have a sign that says, "Don't you have better things to do than protest bus signs? - God"
Hilarious.
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To say there is "probably no god" is more in lines with being agnostic rather than atheist...

Atheist have more faith than that...
Bullshit, one is hard pressed to prove a negative, even I am technically an agnostic.

I'd really like to see the atheist that leaps to the conclusion there is not, and cannot possibly be, a God.
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Bullshit, one is hard pressed to prove a negative, even I am technically an agnostic.

I'd really like to see the atheist that leaps to the conclusion there is not, and cannot possibly be, a God.
Do you have some other definition of atheism that I'm not aware of...
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So much for not being able to herd cats
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