Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The latest atheist bus ad campaign hits … Saskatoon!

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Just as “Blasphemy Day”, however silly I personally think it is, is just around the corner, we have the arrival of a new atheist bus ad campaign. Frankly, this may be my favorite yet. Soon appearing on buses in the largest city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, courtesy of the Saskatoon Freethinkers:

Saskatoon bus ads: “Don’t believe in [heaven-miracles-creationism-hell] God [angels-Satan-reincarnation-prayer]? You are not alone.”

This is great on many levels. Other than the non-provocative and non-denigrating message and phrasing (even if we never know how nutjobs will react to passive, even friendly, messages), which is the best way to try and communicate a point to others after all, the ad doesn’t just focus on atheists’ disbelief in God, but also on all that other hokum such as heaven and hell, creationism, angels, the devil, and the idea that there’s anyone other than yourself to hear your prayers.

After all, being an atheist may be about the mere lack of belief in any deity(ies), but the rational mind will also exclude all that other superstitious nonsense. This ad provides a great rallying point and idea for any closeted rationalists out there, effectively enabling it to reach even larger audiences than otherwise.

At least, that’s how I see it.

(via Friendly Atheist)
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