Atheist bus ads

Discussion in 'Religion Archives' started by Varda, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Varda

    Varda The Bug Lady

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/oct/21/religion-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.
     
  2. Balerion

    Balerion Banned

    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.
     
  3. Varda

    Varda The Bug Lady

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

    How's that any close to a religious affirmation?
     
  4. Varda

    Varda The Bug Lady

    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.
     
  5. Balerion

    Balerion Banned

    Well, good on them. But the next time someone sets a church on fire, I don't want to hear them complaining.
     
  6. sniffy

    sniffy Banned

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

    Varda The Bug Lady

    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
     
  8. Balerion

    Balerion Banned

    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.
     
  9. phlogistician

    phlogistician Banned

    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.
     
  10. phlogistician

    phlogistician Banned

    If that happens I'll start spray painting anti-islamic phrases in public places. I won't be held to ransom.
     
  11. Balerion

    Balerion Banned

    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.
     
  12. superstring01

    superstring01 Timelord in training.

  13. Varda

    Varda The Bug Lady

    I love the message of the ad... enjoy your life.. stop worrying about things that probably don't even exist :)
     
  14. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    No you wouldn't, if you don't attack Muslims they don't care what you believe
     
  15. Enmos

    Enmos Moderator

    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.
     
  16. one_raven

    one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper

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

    Dawkins strikes again.
     
  17. Enmos

    Enmos Moderator

    Yea right.. there are always fundamentalist groups that will use violence.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2008
  18. Balerion

    Balerion Banned

    Bullshit.
     
  19. one_raven

    one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper

    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.
     
  20. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    Like fatwas on Dawkins? The bus is in the UK. :shrug:

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

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