Sunday, April 24, 2011

B.C. Bus Drivers Boycott Atheist Ad Campaign

A handful of BC Transit employees are refusing to drive buses that sport ads questioning the existence of God.
The ads came courtesy of the Centre for Inquiry Canada, a skeptic organization that has sponsored similar advertisements across the country since 2009. They read, "There's probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life." The campaign debuted in B.C. last week on buses in Kamloops and Kelowna – prompting a boycott from a small number of drivers in both communities on religious grounds.


What do you readers think about this?

12 comments:

  1. I want to say that it's no big deal and that they should just do their jobs, but if I was asked to drive a bus with pro-religious advertisements, I probably wouldn't either.

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  2. I think the fact that it affects them so much says something about their beliefs. Whether it's negative or not depends on your point of view. If you believe, an advertisement saying otherwise shouldn't be a big deal.

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  3. the message is a bit confrontational as well.

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  4. Well the word "probably" is there.... So that's like I don't know like a half. But I can see why some people would refuse to not drive buses if it goes against their personal beliefs.

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  5. The bus company should know better.

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  7. I can see their point, but come on, freedom of speech, anyone?

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  8. freedom of speech doesnt apply, theyre canadians

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  9. If they don't want to do their job they should be suspended without pay until they're willing to do so.

    If it were a sign promoting another minority group and someone did that they would be accused of bigotry.

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  10. well, I hate the fucking mormon ads I see on my YOUTUBE

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  11. I really don't like seeing religious or political messages on public buildings or buses, etc. Even if its stuff I agree with.

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