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Climb aboard the Atheist Bus Campaign

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As you read this, a new advertising campaign for Alpha Courses is running on London buses. If you attend an Alpha Course, you will again be told that failing to believe in Jesus will condemn you to hell. There’s no doubt that advertising can be effective, and religious advertising works particularly well on those who are vulnerable, frightening them into believing. Religious organisations’ jobs are made easier because there’s no publicly visible counter-view to refute their threats of eternal damnation.

The atheist bus campaign aims to change this. In addition to the slogan, the adverts will feature the URLs of secular, humanist and atheist websites, so that readers can find out more about atheism as a positive and liberating alternative to religion. We’ve also set up an interactive campaign website and Facebook group, so that questions raised by the adverts can be publicly debated.

I wonder how much of a hassle – and how costly – something like this would be here in Santa Fe.

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Written by Ed Campbell

October 21, 2008 at 10:00 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. There’s a bus I would pay to ride.

    god

    October 21, 2008 at 10:41 am

  2. [...] Eideard (US) [...]

  3. Climb aboard the Atheist Bus Campaign

    NEVER !!!
    Hail to the mighty squirrel gods!
    Hail! All hail to the mighty squirrel gods!

    K B

    October 22, 2008 at 2:34 pm


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