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Posted: 06 December 2010 05:15 PM   [ Ignore ]
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We do not want your athiest advertisements on our buses in Ontario.

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Posted: 07 December 2010 10:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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nquint - 06 December 2010 05:15 PM

We do not want your athiest advertisements on our buses in Ontario.

 

If it makes you feel any better, I don’t want to see your Christian advertisements on buses here in Florida. smile

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Posted: 07 December 2010 11:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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nquint - 06 December 2010 05:15 PM

We do not want your athiest advertisements on our buses in Ontario.

Actually, I’m also an Ontario resident, and I love the new bus ads. Advertising critical thinking is a wonderful idea.

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Posted: 07 December 2010 01:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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idiot advertisements posted by idiots… stop worrying about it

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Posted: 07 December 2010 02:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Lots of one hit wonders today, and so eloquent and friendly.

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Posted: 10 December 2010 04:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I’m in Ontario, and we don’t want people here who don’t like the bus ads.  See how silly overgeneralizing is? No? Yeah, figured…but had to try…

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Posted: 11 January 2011 02:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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nquint - 06 December 2010 05:15 PM

We do not want your athiest advertisements on our buses in Ontario.

Yes we do!

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Posted: 31 January 2011 12:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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although i definitely don’t agree with the tone or assumptions behind the bus ads, people are free to put whatever they want on a billboard/bus/poster board etc. i personally find any type of printed proselytising, be it bumper stickers or bus ads, very tacky. they don’t generate healthy debate, rather they create more barriers to intelligent discussion. they also give non-critical thinking people pithy statements on which to hang their prejudices (be they atheist or theist). i do believe in critical thinking but would like to see a little more respect from both sides of the debate. I would like to see religious people accept that there are others who do not share their convictions and have valid objections to their faith, and i would like to see atheists admit that critical thinking can logically lead to a religious outlook and that they don’t own the rights to logic/science/reson etc. when these things happen we can actually have an intelligent debate, but not before.

I hope the bus ads will lead to some healthy discussion but my bet is that it will have a polarizing effect. Perhaps this is the desired effect, if so than i guess i don’t have much more to say.

Jeremy Boyd
Peterborough ON.

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Posted: 04 February 2011 03:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Jeremy Boyd - 31 January 2011 12:08 PM

although i definitely don’t agree with the tone or assumptions behind the bus ads, people are free to put whatever they want on a billboard/bus/poster board etc. i personally find any type of printed proselytising, be it bumper stickers or bus ads, very tacky. they don’t generate healthy debate, rather they create more barriers to intelligent discussion. they also give non-critical thinking people pithy statements on which to hang their prejudices (be they atheist or theist). i do believe in critical thinking but would like to see a little more respect from both sides of the debate. I would like to see religious people accept that there are others who do not share their convictions and have valid objections to their faith, and i would like to see atheists admit that critical thinking can logically lead to a religious outlook and that they don’t own the rights to logic/science/reson etc. when these things happen we can actually have an intelligent debate, but not before.

I hope the bus ads will lead to some healthy discussion but my bet is that it will have a polarizing effect. Perhaps this is the desired effect, if so than i guess i don’t have much more to say.

Jeremy Boyd
Peterborough ON.


I don’t think the desire is to polarise, simply to enter an idea of Atheism into the public discourse. Usually, people that become irate at the suggestion or position that there is no god do so no matter how subtly it is put to them.

For myself, I think it won’t sway the religious, but it may nudge those sitting on the fence, or those not thinking too much about it.

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Posted: 04 February 2011 03:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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nquint - 06 December 2010 05:15 PM

We do not want your athiest advertisements on our buses in Ontario.

Who’s “we”?


Guess you’re just going to have to suck it up.

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Posted: 12 February 2011 07:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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  nquint - 06 December 2010 05:15 PM

  We do not want your athiest advertisements on our buses in Ontario.

Who’s “we”?

[ Edited: 01 October 2011 02:17 AM by missmac ]
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Posted: 07 March 2011 01:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Im also in Ontario and I like the bus ads. More please

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Posted: 13 March 2011 09:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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i would like to see atheists admit that critical thinking can logically lead to a religious outlook

Can you explain how it can?

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Posted: 13 March 2011 09:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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>>We do not want your athiest advertisements on our buses in Ontario.<<

Uhhhh…what’s this “We?”

If you think you speak for everybody, you’re not thinking.

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Posted: 26 September 2011 09:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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nquint - 06 December 2010 05:15 PM

We do not want your athiest advertisements on our buses in Ontario.

See there’s that worrying we’re talking about.  You registered on CFI to say that.  Think of all the fun stuff you could have been doing like watching that video of the seagull in the UK that steals the little pack of Doritos from the store.

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Posted: 01 October 2011 02:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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nquint - 06 December 2010 05:15 PM

We do not want your athiest advertisements on our buses in Ontario.

Who do you mean by “we” ? You don’t speak for the entire province. I also live in Ontario and I think the ads are a perfect fit for both the location on public transit and demographic targeting for non-religious individuals to FINALLY see something that encourages consideration to their beliefs and decreasing the awkwardness in identifying yourself as non-religious. The slogans and messages often displayed on the ADs - also encourage (open-minded) religious individuals to consider other possibilities and question themselves about how and why they came to hold the beliefs they have.


Religious organizations have been advertising for YEARS - not ONCE has someone of non-faith/religion - complained about it. Disallowing ADs by free-thinking and atheist organizations is discrimination towards non-religious individuals.

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