Atheist bus campaign heats up
My hat goes off to the CFI guys and their effort to step up our rhetoric with this new bus ad campaign set to take off in Toronto this January.
Trottier said the Centre for Inquiry raised $50,000 to pay for the 2009 ad campaign. The organization plans to raise another $50,000 to cover expenses to run the new posters.
The milder “There’s Probably No God” campaign managed to generate some controversy, so it’s hard to imagine exactly how pissed some people are going to be from this ad. I say “bring it on”. The purpose of this ad isn’t to coddle the ignorant and superstitious beliefs of people. If they want a bus ad that says “all you need to believe in something is to have faith”, they are welcome to do so.
They will hit Toronto streetcars in January, pending final approval from the Toronto Transit Commission, said Justin Trottier, national executive director of the Centre for Inquiry, an atheist organization. After the Toronto debut, the organization plans to post the ads to buses in Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa, Saskatoon and Montreal.
Man, I can’t wait to ride in one of these bad boys!