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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:54 am
 


Title: Protesters cry censorship in atheist bus ad decision
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Date: 2009-02-24 14:12:31
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:54 am
 


Good for them, sticking it to those religous people. Telling them you don't have to have faith in god to be a good person. You just have to have faith in yourself and other people.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:02 am
 


I agree with the protesters. If one religious group can advertise its beliefs ala church and door knockers then so can atheists advertise their message. It is clearly discrimination and no amount of chest thumping by Christians et al is going to change that. Just because it shocks does not make the message any less salient and valuable. The message is simple, pure truth. Detractors have argued that we (Canada) have adopted Christianity as a national religion so others should just shut up if they disagree.....Sorry but no one asked me if I wanted a religion to be a part of this country.....Unanimous it ain't.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:23 am
 


I haven't met Jesus, and I haven't seen God. but I hedging my bets! A little bit of insurance! :lol:

Actually, whether one believes in a higher power or not is of no real importance. It is how one conducts themselves with others that matters. I have friends who are athiests and finer folk you'll never meet. I also know some 'christians' who 'I wouldn't piss on if they were on fire'!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:02 am
 


Part of Freedom of Religion is freedom to abstain from religion.

You can quote me on that. I will never in all my days try to force another man to adhere to my faith. If they ask a question I will answer in all the best of my knowledge or admit when I don't know the answer but I will always respect the other man's will to follow no god but his own will.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:38 am
 


chellee wrote:
I agree with the protesters. If one religious group can advertise its beliefs ala church and door knockers then so can atheists advertise their message.


Umm...that's a bit different from advertising on city buses, just saying. Door knockers/solicitors and churches are private groups/individuals. Nobody forces you to enter a church or listen to door knockers.

But yeah, I'll agree with the protesters because it's their money to waste, so why not, and let them piss it away on some cute semantics that will grant the city revenue money.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:53 am
 


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I haven't met Jesus, and I haven't seen God. but I hedging my bets! A little bit of insurance!


Well I have. He brought us drinks the last time I was in Mazatlan.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:19 am
 


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I haven't met Jesus, and I haven't seen God. but I hedging my bets! A little bit of insurance!


Well I have. He brought us drinks the last time I was in Mazatlan.


You sure that was Jesus, and not Charlie Manson??? :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:46 am
 


Disappointing. Halifax has shown itself to be a backwater by making this an issue.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:44 am
 


Religion is at home, not on city buses. (yes, I consider atheism to be a kind of 'religion').


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:49 am
 


Ads are a part of capitalistic society. Peddling region is still selling a product. Since we can not dare be absolutist in our measure (we can't remove Christ from Christmas for example) then who are we to complain when the atheists want to post ads on public transit?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:52 am
 


Proculation wrote:
Religion is at home, not on city buses. (yes, I consider atheism to be a kind of 'religion').

You can consider that, but your wrong. Atheism is not a religion as bald is not a hair colour.

If you can run Pro-Life ads, which my understanding are on Halifax buses, you can definately run this ad.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:57 am
 


How is this even a debate? It's a free speech issue. The atheists wants to run ads, why shouldn't they be allowed to?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:05 pm
 


Eisensapper wrote:
Proculation wrote:
Religion is at home, not on city buses. (yes, I consider atheism to be a kind of 'religion').

You can consider that, but your wrong. Atheism is not a religion as bald is not a hair colour.


You're analogy is a bit off. I'd more say bald is a hair style, specifically, the lack of it. Atheism, especially by its followers and preachers, has taken a form of religion in its own right.

If it hasn't, there would be no need for you to spread the word of atheism whenever you see fit, like if you have something to prove to all of those who are non-atheist.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:09 pm
 


You confuse atheism with the agnostic.


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