Council allows atheist ads

Council allows atheist ads

There are 11 comments on the Ottawa Sun story from Mar 11, 2009, titled Council allows atheist ads. In it, Ottawa Sun reports that:

City council has agreed to allow ads promoting atheism on city buses. Council voted to allow the ads - which read 'There's Probably No God.

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Since: Aug 08

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#1 Mar 12, 2009
From the article:

"But not everyone agreed with the decision. Orleans Coun. Bob Monette said the ads are offensive and shouldn’t be allowed on public property.'I believe they are in very poor taste and derogatory to anybody who believes in God,' he said.“I am concerned they are judging other people’s beliefs. It’s public property and it’s inappropriate.”

This is classic fundamentalist myopia. To him, any ad or display about the christian god is ok even though those ads by his definition do exactly what he is complaining about:(derogatory to any atheist or non-christian, judging other people’s beliefs; it’s public property and it’s inappropriate).
paul shykora arts

Calgary, Canada

#2 Mar 12, 2009
OKAY....Yes...BUT...Is' DO BELIEVE in a Supreme GOD......eh...

Since: Aug 08

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#3 Mar 12, 2009
paul shykora arts wrote:
OKAY....Yes...BUT...Is' DO BELIEVE in a Supreme GOD......eh...
OK this is a start. You have noun, a verb, an adjective, a few interjections, etc. Now, lets see if we can move them around and make a sentence. You try first.
paul shykora arts

Calgary, Canada

#4 Mar 12, 2009
ScienceRules wrote:
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OK this is a start. You have noun, a verb, an adjective, a few interjections, etc. Now, lets see if we can move them around and make a sentence. You try first.
...so....
nina

Ottawa, Canada

#5 Mar 12, 2009
ScienceRules wrote:
From the article:
"But not everyone agreed with the decision. Orleans Coun. Bob Monette said the ads are offensive and shouldn’t be allowed on public property.'I believe they are in very poor taste and derogatory to anybody who believes in God,' he said.“I am concerned they are judging other people’s beliefs. It’s public property and it’s inappropriate.”
This is classic fundamentalist myopia. To him, any ad or display about the christian god is ok even though those ads by his definition do exactly what he is complaining about:(derogatory to any atheist or non-christian, judging other people’s beliefs; it’s public property and it’s inappropriate).
funny how they never worry that pro-life ads are offensive to people
ScienceRules

Plainfield, VT

#6 Mar 12, 2009
nina wrote:
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funny how they never worry that pro-life ads are offensive to people
This is my core message. The christian belief is so entrenched in our society that people can rarely stand back and see it for what it is. Special, deferential favoritism in violation of our constitution.
nina

Canada

#7 Mar 12, 2009
ScienceRules wrote:
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This is my core message. The christian belief is so entrenched in our society that people can rarely stand back and see it for what it is. Special, deferential favoritism in violation of our constitution.
completely

they can only see how they are offended and not how they might give offense

and if they do get an inkling, they drop back to the "well, we're the majority" as if that's a justification
Paul Shykora Arts

Calgary, Canada

#8 Mar 13, 2009
....I's....PRO-Choice,tooooo booot....eh....GOD Bless......eh.
ScienceRules

Plainfield, VT

#9 Mar 13, 2009
Paul Shykora Arts wrote:
....I's....PRO-Choice,tooooo booot....eh....GOD Bless......eh.
Masturbating and typing at the same time IS difficult.
No religion

Gilbert, AZ

#10 Apr 23, 2009
That's another sign that religion does not control the world anymore well exept for the middle east of course.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#11 Apr 23, 2009
ScienceRules wrote:
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Masturbating and typing at the same time IS difficult.
Masturbation AND religion should both be practiced in private!

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