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    Atheist bus ads

    It's real, it's happening: you can sponsor the first atheist advert on a bus – and Richard Dawkins will match your money
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...on-advertising

    So, do you guys think that this is going to result in dead bus drivers?


    The original thread was cesspool for no reason whatsoever. It had a discussion going on, nobody seemed offended, and whoever threw it away offered no justification for doing it. So kiss my ass, nazi mod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varda View Post
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...on-advertising

    So, do you guys think that this is going to result in dead bus drivers?


    The original thread was cesspool for no reason whatsoever. It had a discussion going on, nobody seemed offended, and whoever threw it away offered no justification for doing it. So kiss my ass, nazi mod.
    Simply because I believe some of the moderators here are idiots, I'll do the honors of responding again.

    I can't really speak about what would happen in the UK. In the US, however, certain parts of the country might experience some backlash. The south, for example, and parts of the midwest. Places with the lowest education rate would be where most of the violence--if any--took place.

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    BTW SAM, note that the ad says "There's PROBABLY no God"

    How's that any close to a religious affirmation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDawg View Post
    Simply because I believe some of the moderators here are idiots, I'll do the honors of responding again.

    I can't really speak about what would happen in the UK. In the US, however, certain parts of the country might experience some backlash. The south, for example, and parts of the midwest. Places with the lowest education rate would be where most of the violence--if any--took place.
    I think that if a person starts to feel outraged by this ad, and starts to voice it, other people could gather around and feel outraged too, and that could result in a mob setting the bus on fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varda View Post
    I think that if a person starts to feel outraged by this ad, and starts to voice it, other people could gather around and feel outraged too, and that could result in a mob setting the bus on fire.
    Well, good on them. But the next time someone sets a church on fire, I don't want to hear them complaining.

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    In the UK many people would laugh, shake their heads and walk on by.....

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    they have lots of immigrants there, lots of muslims
    they don't strike me as people who would laugh, shake their heads and walk on by

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varda View Post
    they have lots of immigrants there, lots of muslims
    they don't strike me as people who would laugh, shake their heads and walk on by
    Oh, that's true. I think in the UK you'd at least see threats of violence by Muslims. And once that happens, anti-religious advertising will be banned in the UK, because the UK does not want to upset the violent, ignorant Muslim community. They've proven this time and time again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sniffy View Post
    In the UK many people would laugh, shake their heads and walk on by.....
    I would, because I'm an atheist, and I think it's good fun having such a slogan on a Bus.

    It's about time. We've had too much proselytising from the pro camp for far too long. A little balance isn't a bad thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDawg View Post
    Oh, that's true. I think in the UK you'd at least see threats of violence by Muslims. And once that happens, anti-religious advertising will be banned in the UK, because the UK does not want to upset the violent, ignorant Muslim community. They've proven this time and time again.
    If that happens I'll start spray painting anti-islamic phrases in public places. I won't be held to ransom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phlogistician View Post
    If that happens I'll start spray painting anti-islamic phrases in public places. I won't be held to ransom.
    I'm right with you. The second I see us changing things in the US to suit the Muslims, that is when I begin my own quest to make Muslims as angry as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varda View Post
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...on-advertising

    So, do you guys think that this is going to result in dead bus drivers?
    HAAAAA! I Love it! I want them on the buses here in the USA.

    ~String

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    I love the message of the ad... enjoy your life.. stop worrying about things that probably don't even exist

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDawg View Post
    Oh, that's true. I think in the UK you'd at least see threats of violence by Muslims. And once that happens, anti-religious advertising will be banned in the UK, because the UK does not want to upset the violent, ignorant Muslim community. They've proven this time and time again.
    No you wouldn't, if you don't attack Muslims they don't care what you believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varda View Post
    I think that if a person starts to feel outraged by this ad, and starts to voice it, other people could gather around and feel outraged too, and that could result in a mob setting the bus on fire.
    I don't see why anyone should be offended in any way by such an add. Especially since believers constantly tell us that there IS a god.

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    So much for the thousands of claims I have seen about atheists not proselytizing, huh?

    Dawkins strikes again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.A.M. View Post
    No you wouldn't, if you don't attack Muslims they don't care what you believe
    Yea right.. there are always fundamentalist groups that will use violence.
    Last edited by Enmos; 10-22-08 at 11:15 AM. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.A.M. View Post
    No you wouldn't, if you don't attack Muslims they don't care what you believe
    Bullshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.A.M. View Post
    No you wouldn't, if you don't attack Muslims they don't care what you believe
    Can you honestly make the claim that you believe there is no way that some insane, fundamentalist, extremists would not see that as an attack on Allah/Islam?
    Pull the other one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by one_raven View Post
    Can you honestly make the claim that you believe there is no way that some insane, fundamentalist, extremists would not see that as an attack on Allah/Islam?
    Pull the other one.
    Like fatwas on Dawkins? The bus is in the UK.

    Technically speaking, from a Muslim point of view, who cares what a kafir believes?

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