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All aboard the atheist bus campaign

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posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 11:59 PM
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posted on Jan, 6 2009 @ 07:42 PM
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Well I thought I'd bump and revive this thread with the good news that the atheist advertising project surpassed it's original target of £5,500 by an amazing ** 2,400% **.

They're rolling......Atheist Bus Ads Roll In London Today: Massive Success



posted on Jan, 6 2009 @ 08:01 PM
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Originally posted by Clark W. Griswold
Did you ever stop and think how atheists feel when Christianity is shoved down their throat?

How many of you have ever had a couple of atheists come to your door, with leaflets in tow, spreading the good news about atheism? How many times have you seen atheists raise a big deal about religious advertising ( and it's everywhere )? Why do christians feel so threatened by an advert?


Good post Mr Griswold


I suppose atheists are just as entitled to voice their opnions as everybody else (and it is a rather refreshing change).



posted on Jan, 6 2009 @ 09:44 PM
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The real question is, did it accomplish anything positive or did it just cause more division and hate? Keep us posted as this is interesting.

The problem we have here in the US is people torching churches or walking into them and opening fire. We had a church about an hour from here, with people in it torched just a few weeks ago.

If those ads cause even one violent act the advertisers will take responsibility of course. Its not the intent behind them which is perfectly acceptable but the actions they will cause in their wake that makes this a dumb idea. Was the possibility it could incite a violent act or cause an innocent person to be hurt even pondered? Probably not.

If in the coming days someone assaults a bus containing the ad and people are hurt is the ad truly innocuous? Lets hope nobody is incited to violence over a unnecessary ad that serves no true purpose.

The ad won't influence anyone's choices and the only reason for them is it makes the Atheists participating feel better somehow. The ads are for Atheists and nobody else really. The only other people who will notice them are people who are offended and one of them could be a monster driven to rage and violence by the ad.

Would not that money have been better used to help someone in need? No that would be a positive act and the whole idea here is to put down others beliefs publicly and to try and make them look foolish for them.



posted on Jan, 6 2009 @ 09:55 PM
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From today's launch, two hundred of the buses will run in London, because the campaign was originally started as a positive counter-response to the Jesus Said ads running on London buses in June 2008. These ads displayed the URL of a website which stated that non-Christians "will be condemned to everlasting separation from God and then you spend all eternity in torment in hell … Jesus spoke about this as a lake of fire prepared for the devil".


So this was just a childish tit for tat argument. Am not! Are too! Am not! Are too! Am not! Are too! Am not! Are too! A very adult response by both sides



posted on Jan, 6 2009 @ 10:10 PM
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Wow, I just did a Google. This thing is spreading like wildfire.

There is no way this is going to end up in anything good. Eventually it will lead to violence and everyone involved will hold some responsibility. This is not an innocent little ad campaign.

Just what we needed a new hate campaign spreading around the world. The organizers must be welling over with pride and drunk with glee. They have offended most of the population of the earth. How big of them.
For our next act we pull the wings off flies.



posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 12:36 AM
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be happy theres probabily no god anyway ....yes a reall call to hate and violence

not much of a war cry we better think up a better one


and the tit for tat ... the original message went somthing along the lines of god loves *insert bible verse here* visit this webpage xxxxxxx

and when you go there it tells you how god loves you and if you dont do exactly as they say your going to burn in hell for all eternity and jesus wont be your buddy ...... no thats a hate message



posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 11:01 AM
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Originally posted by Blaine91555

If in the coming days someone assaults a bus containing the ad and people are hurt is the ad truly innocuous? Lets hope nobody is incited to violence over a unnecessary ad that serves no true purpose.



Are you saying christians would resort to violence? ...wouldn't be the first time eh!

And I don't believe there was any violence from atheists towards the previous pro-religious fear campaign was there? Just an intelligent, rational and light-hearted campaign of their own in response. It would be ignorant and prejudice to only allow one perspective on "life" wouldn't it?

Your views and opinions put forward an interesting perspective don't you think?

[edit on 7/1/2009 by nerbot]



posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 11:05 AM
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Why shouldn't there be a counter to all the "god said" "jesus says" billboards and ad's everywhere?

EVERYONE has a right to express their opinion, but isn't it funny that when it's an atheist message it must solely be there to cause conflict/unease, but a religious one is not offensive at all??



[edit on 7/1/09 by blupblup]



posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 11:15 AM
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Atheism ftw!
but i dont see the point in these in all honesty..the money could have been better spent in something more productive than silly banners on buses..



posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 11:34 AM
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As could all of religions money.... but it is just a business, and a great one at that.
Just think of all the food and shelter that could be offered to the needy if all the gold, churches and valuables were sold off to help the poor?

The point is they don't want to help the poor, they just want the money....



posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 12:20 PM
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What hysterical nonsense.
If anything on this Earth is socialy divisive and the catalyst for irreconcible accrimonies its organised religion.

This campaign is a very important and refreshing one and the message deserves to be heard.

Its just my opinion but the more people that embrace moral integrity and live their lives free from the shackles of cult logic the better.

Its organised religion's inherent desire to see the world as sinful and delude members they are somehow superior to others if they mindlessly acqueise to groupthink and unquestioningly accept doctrine that got us all in this mess in the first place.



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 07:19 PM
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I think Atheists are doing this because Christianity is the dominant religion in the regions involved. Its currently determining our children's education, or lack thereof. I'm an Atheist, but I don't care what others believe. I DO care about public policy though. Get my drift



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