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Subject: Atheist Bus Ads
Date Posted: 3/3/2009 4:39 PM ET
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Have you all seen the atheist bus ads that are in Britian? I gather they've caused quiet a stir.

http://www.atheistbus.org.uk/

 

 

Date Posted: 3/3/2009 8:41 PM ET
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Yes, I have read the stories on the atheist bus ads.  Britain is not nearly as religious as the US, even though they have an official Church of England.    I especially like the issue about whether the phrase "There is probably no God" should be posted as an ad because it can't be substantiated.  Yeah right - as if the existence of God in religious ads can be substantiated. 

 

Date Posted: 3/4/2009 12:11 PM ET
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I read about those..I really wish they would pop up all over America....That would be fun..lol

Date Posted: 3/5/2009 7:57 PM ET
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I read about these a while ago and was tickled!  Wish I could have seen them when I was there a year ago!

Date Posted: 3/15/2009 7:23 PM ET
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I like the idea of representation, but I wish the ads said something substantial.  It almost seems like they are meant to just be inflammatory, which is a detriment.  I get that they are meant to be funny and a little satirical while proving a point, but it would great if the atheist/agnostic message was paired with social reform or good works, you know what I mean?

Date Posted: 3/15/2009 11:17 PM ET
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I can't see "There is probably no God" as that inflammatory, because it says probably, not definitely.  Granted I might not be the best judge...