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Post » Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:39 pm

http://www.justgiving.com/atheistbus
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Donations so far:109,772.83[/code:41y997jy]
HAHA So there is a god! :mrgreen:
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Post » Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:54 pm

I've read about this on the news - I think Dawkins is too extremist in his views, but it's definitely an interesting project. Quite often I see slogans on buses telling me to go read the bible, I don't see why we can't have these adverts as well!

I wonder if in future advertising belief systems will be big business... "Hey you, believe in this!"
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Post » Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:12 pm

Wow, so instead of the government and inflation, religion is the reason why everybody is in debt and worrying about their life? Although its true that some religious followers/sections tend to make too many rules that never existed in the original texts, and people shouldn't have to see either religious or non-religious things pushed upon them. Religion or anti-religion is something to be found not forced, people who want it or need it usually find it through people not "in your face" advertisements.
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Post » Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:14 pm

[quote="Ashley":3198mhii]I think Dawkins is too extremist in his views,[/quote:3198mhii]

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Dawkins irritates the hell out of me sometimes. This seems pretty cool though. Not cool enough for me to drop a few bucks, but cool :P
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Post » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:31 am

Here's the other side of the coin though:

For every Dawkins you hear of, there's about 50 similar extremely-viewed people of any known religion. Dawkins is just the other end of the scale.

Still, this is definitely a bad idea. What does it aim to accomplish? Religious advertisements shouldn't be allowed, fullstop.. it's secular and I should be allowed to get a bus without having the word of God forced upon me.
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Post » Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:01 pm

[quote="Rich":4yx11w1h]Still, this is definitely a bad idea. What does it aim to accomplish? Religious advertisements shouldn't be allowed, fullstop...[/quote:4yx11w1h]
I totally agree, I think no adverts of the type (atheist or religious) should be allowed at all. But if this campaign makes that happen, then that's a good thing - I don't think you'd get far trying to ban all religious adverts unless you also get atheist adverts. You risk looking anti-religious otherwise, whereas we can now argue we simply don't want beliefs shoved in our face on the bus.
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Post » Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:47 pm

[quote="Ashley":1meb01bk] You risk looking anti-religious otherwise, whereas we can now argue we simply don't want beliefs shoved in our face on the bus.[/quote:1meb01bk]
Atheism is a Religion. So if Christianity Adverts are shown then why not Atheist?
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Post » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:38 am

I don't think this should be posted here. It's not necessary and offensive.
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Post » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:55 am

I personally do not see much wrong with this thread; it is a sensible discussion of some people's opinions. However, out of respect, I will lock this thread and end discussion of it.
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