Proposal of adverts..

We are still deciding on the best type of adverts to put up along buses and subways, if you have any suggestions please feel free to comment. As of right now I think it would be best to use quotes that encourage free thinking from famous atheists and humanists. These quotes would be a great rebuttal to all of those adverts around the country that display bible verses. Nonetheless we should still have some sort of original slogan for the campaign as well.

Here are a few example quotes:

The way to see by Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.” – Benjamin Franklin

Since it is obviously inconceivable that all religions can’t be right, the most reasonable conclusion is that they are all wrong.” – Christopher Hitchens

Question: How do you know you’re God?
Answer: Simple. WHen I pray to him, I find I’m talking to myself.
” – Peter O’Toole

Science has done more for the development of Western civilization in one hundred years than Christinaity did in eighteen hundred.” – John Burroughs

The difference between religions and cults is determined by how much real estate is owned.” – Frank Zappa

Faith is the great co-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.” – Richard Dawkins

There will be a compiled list of quotes posted later on once we get some more ideas rolling. Again, feel free to comment with your ideas and thoguhts.


*UPDATE* I have asked Ariane Sherine about the possibility of using “There’s probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy life”, her response:
Hi Chris,
That’s certainly possible – they have done the same thing in Spain. Happy to let you use it if you go ahead.

Very best wishes,

It is not certain if we will use this yet but we’ll keep it open as an option.

*UPDATE* We’ll be using “There’s Probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” on our adverts. Stay tuned on whether we choose to put up other quotes along side, similar to the TubeCards in the UK.

Author: Chris

111 thoughts on “Proposal of adverts..”

  1. Hey Pastor Dan;When a person believes something to be true it is known as a belief,correct?Now you have your beliefs as well ,but your beliefs could be stemmimg from fear of the future, aka. after death.Why live life in fear?Is that the way your god wants us to live.You know growing up I always thought that religious people ,people who went to church on sundays were good kind people that would help people at the drop of a hat,and for the most part this is true,but people can do this without a belief in the allmighty.I have also come across people who dont care about helping one another,on both sides of the argument.

  2. Unfortunately people like Benny Hinn are out. They are not representatives of God.

    Mat 7:15,16 Beware….Ye shall know them by their fruits.

  3. The idea of “attacking” God here still seems like just a construct. Doesn’t it seem better to point the way to reality, and not get caught up in just abstracts. Induction, not just deduction. The positive. The real. Is this universe.

    Also all religeons have no epistemology, so maybe this needs to be brought out more, – a clear, reasoned showing that brings out objectivity and certainty.

    There never has been evidence for another spiritual dimension, – never will be. Not in the metaphysical sense that believers believe. It isn’t there.

    Our consciousness (awareness) is unique to be sure, but not mystical. Now where have you guys been hiding? I’ve never heard of you before.

    I like your direction towards “attacking” the irrational. Keep it up!

    Ted Harlson.

  4. Pastor Dan, you are asking what if atheists are wrong? Do we want to take that chance? First of all, it is typical of religion to try to fighten people into line. But what you are really saying is: What if you are wrong and therefore we Christians are right. But wait, it is not a choice between atheism and Christianity, now is it? What if YOU are wrong, Pastor Dan, and the Muslims are right?Have you ever read in the Koran about the doom that awaits the unbelievers? It isn’t pretty. What if the Hindus are right. Or the Mormons?

    Or to quote Homer Simpson, when he didn’t want to go to church: “What if we’re in the wrong religion? We’re just making Him madder and madder every time we go to Church.

    But seriously, Pastor Dan, if you would like to see the best answer of all to “What if you’re wrong?” see this short Youtube of Richard Dawkins answering that very question. He is brilliant:

  5. What if atheists are wrong? The late, great atheist Bertrand Russell had an answer to what he would say: “Not enough information, Lord.”

    Also, it strikes me as odd that your God sets so much store by “believing” in him, as opposed to, say, being kind, helping others, caring for the weak and sick, etc. etc., all of which atheists do. Bill Gates, who is an atheist, has given BILLIONS to benefit his fellow humans. But your funny, archaic God would be angry at Bill Gates because he did not believe in him? Sorry, but I would find it hard to worship such an insecure egomaniac, even if he did exist!

  6. Quote : Finius Says:
    January 22nd, 2009 at 6:52 am

    I think we should put something like “God didn’t ask Mary if she wanted a kid. That’s RAPE.”

    Mary did know and she had a free choice to accept or not accept the Lords will.
    The Lord gave everyone a free will, it’s up to us to make the choice.

  7. Quote:Anonymous Says:

    January 31st, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    “Mary did know and she had a free choice to accept or not accept the Lords will.
    The Lord gave everyone a free will, it’s up to us to make the choice.”


    A 2000-year-old text of uncertain authorship, one of four gospels that contradict one another, claims that a creature called an Angel asked Mary for her consent, allegedly resulting in the birth of a baby who was allegedly the Son of your unproven and unverifiable God.

    The same book from which you are quoting, the Bible, also claims the whole of the animal world was once contained on a large boat with Noah, and that it is all right to keep slaves and to sell your own daughter into slavery.

    Stories of mortal women being impregnated by gods have been circulating around the Mediterranean for thousands of years, BTW.

    Just because something is written in a book doesn’t make it true. Or is Lord of the Rings a true story, do you suppose?

  8. I can think of no one with more appeal and insight than John Lennon:

    “Imagine there’s no heaven
    It’s easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky”

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