‘Good without God’ ad finds believers in Vancouver
Translink’s advertising firm in Vancouver recently approved the ads, and they are expected to appear in SeaBus terminals in a couple of weeks, according to Pat O’Brien, the president of Humanist Canada.
The same ads have been rejected in Halifax NS and Victoria BC
It seems to me to be a bit pointless. It is not as if we are bombarded with evangelicalism on transit. The original British ads were a riposte to a somewhat aggressive series of ads which linked to a web page which threatens non-believers with hell fire and damnation. So far as I am aware there has been no such campaign here – on transit or indeed in any media that I scan. Of course there are all sorts of places where people proselytise, including my doorstep. And there are even faith based tv channels and so on. But nearly all of this is easy to avoid. And as an atheist myself, I see little point in trying to persuade people that they do not need to believe ten impossible things before breakfast. Everyone is entitled to their beliefs – and freedom of religion must of course include freedom from religion. Of all kinds.
So if you are a true believer in the Church of the Flying Spagetti Monster, or a Mormon or a Scientologist, I think you are welcome here – and on transit. Just stop bugging everyone else about it!
And then I stumbled upon this image which I cannot resist posting