Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Atheist busses



Following London and Barcelona, The STM(Montreal transport society) announced earlier today that starting Monday March 2nd, some downtown busses will become a part of a controversial ad campaign courtesy of the Humanist Association (Quebec chapter). The ads in question will read "Dieu n'existe probablement pas. Alors cessez de vous inquiéter et profitez de la vie" which translates "There is probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.". The Humanist Association believes in promoting ethics, rationality, critical thinking, dignity, equality and the separation of church and state. Toronto is set to be the next major city following suit sometime in Spring. Other cities such as Halifax and Vancouver have refused to partake. Considering the fairly rich history of Catholicism here in Quebec, it will be interesting to see people's reactions to these advertisements in La Belle Province

2 comments:

  1. In Toronto they reserved a few streetcars to throw a "streetcar party" when they launched the same campaign here (just a couple of weeks ago).

    Wanted to go so bad but was broke.

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  2. Usually when you think of busses you think of the bright yellow ones that you used to be forced to ride on the way to school but not anymore. Although busses are still primarily focused on bringing transportation to a large number of people at a time, they are now shifting their attention to building busses made for luxury and style. They are comfortable and fun to ride and drive.

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