Friday, February 06, 2009

Hmmm ...



I did think about "THIS BUS WILL DETONATE IN FOUR MINUTES".

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thats quite a funny picture.

I've browsed through some of these atheist bus campaign comment pieces and threads on CIF, and its clear that messages outside churches saying stuff like "Jesus Saves" really upsets a lot of people in some strange and mysterious way.

I just don't get it. These things must press buttons that I just don't have.

Genuine question - is this a Catholic guilt thing?

If I'm stuck in a traffic jam and I see a sign saying "Jesus Saves" the sort of thoughts that would pass through my mind would be "what does he recommend, ISAs? Bonds?"

I really don't understand why some/so many people give a damn.

What am I missing?

eigan said...

Our local Baptist church has a rather touching little poster which says "this month we are praying for everyone living in ..." where ... is a neighbouring street.

I wonder about the position of any NHS staff worshipping there? Are they OK so long as they do their praying on their own time?

Homophobic Horse said...

On Thursday 29 January a Russian TV producer announced that he would shortly be launching a ‘There IS a God’ advertising campaign in London, in order to counter atheist posters displayed on buses in January. Posters reading, ‘There IS a God. Don’t Worry. Enjoy life!’ will appear on London buses in March. So said Alexander Korobko, the head of the London-based Russian Hour satellite TV channel, and a visitor to our church.

A campaign organised by the British Humanist Association (BHA) put slogans on 800 buses. These read: ‘There’s probably no God. Now, stop worrying, and enjoy life’. The campaign drew protests from religious organisations and believers, but advertising regulators said that it was not in conflict with legislation.

‘Who said faith in God does not allow us to enjoy life?’ replied Alexander, describing his surprise at how the alternative campaign had developed. Alexander said that his channel had signed a contract with CBS Outdoor to put posters reading ‘There IS a God. Don’t worry. Enjoy life!’ on 25 London double-deckers from 9 March. The posters will be twice the size of the atheist posters and will have photographs of the Trinity St Sergius monastery outside Moscow on them. He said that he had discussed the idea with the Russian Orthodox Bishop in London and Church authorities in Moscow and that they had approved the project. ‘We are living in difficult times, when the economic crisis is being extensively ‘promoted’… people need a life-asserting message’, he said, adding that the campaign was being financed by the channel.

A generation ago Russia was popularly seen as a bastion of atheism, whereas the ‘free’ world was seen as a bastion of the Christian faith. How times change…

A Very Public Sociologist said...

Lol, if Christian groups had any sense of irony they would use the first part of that slogan in their "reply" to the athiest bus campaign ...

Anonymous said...

I did think about "THIS BUS WILL DETONATE IN FOUR MINUTES".

Or how about:

"THIS BUS WILL BREAKDOWN IN FOUR MINUTES".