Saturday Stub: Atheists Ads in BC!
Posted by Ethan Clow on April 2, 2011
Are we all over our rambunctious April Fools Day? Never really understood April Fools Day, especially the ends some people go to in pulling off these always lame jokes. But you know what isn’t a joke? This week’s Saturday Stub that’s what!
It turns out the long awaited Atheists Bus ads will finally hit buses in British Columbia later this month! Check out the story here!
The ads will run for four weeks in Kamloops and Kelowna, starting the week of April 11th. The groups sponsoring the ads include the Kamloops Centre for Rational Thought and CFI Okanagan. This is pretty exciting news. As listeners know, Radio Freethinker airs in Kamloops on CFBX 92.5FM every Friday at 3pm. We interviewed the President of the Kamloops Rationalists back in episode 86.
“There is a bit of a tendency in it to be disrespectful. To advertise against a person’s personal beliefs in the pluralistic age in which we live, I am a bit surprised that is taking place, especially on city owned buses. Somebody had to approve this.”
In addition, BC Transit has stated that they had no choice but to run the ads, however, if the ads are vandalized or their arrive coincides with any negative behaviour, the ads would be removed. This begs the question, why would atheists vandalize their own ads that cost considerable money (not to mention the time it took convincing BC Transit to run them) It’s a good question.
So let’s review, some atheists decide to remind people they exist, some people find that disrespectful to be reminded that others disagree with them and the transit authorities publicly state that if anything bad happens around those ads, they’re coming down?
Does that sound fair to you?