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Saturday, 8 August 2009

Something For the Heathen Masses

The Tasmanian courts have upheld an appeal by the Atheists' Association to advertise on buses. Their slogan is "Atheism-Celebrate Reason". It was going to be 'Celebrate Reason and Sleep In On Sundays' but they decided that didn't address all those other unreasonable faith brands :-D

Now I know that some of you out there will be outraged by this and others (Bestie and headbang I'm looking at you...) will be smugly delighted but I just think it's hilarious!

Firstly it's in Tasmania the home of small populations and inbreeding so a dubious seat of 'reason' at the best of times; but also because I see opportunities for a whole lot of come back slogans.

Come on you Theists out there. What can you come back with? I imagine the Pentecostals will quickly have bumper stickers saying:

"Jesus: Give yourself a Reason."

But what about our more sedate Anglican bothers and sisters? the archaic Hebrews? the faithful Muslims? the multiple Hindus and the gentle Buddhists?

Perhaps the ancestor worshiping religions might hit the billboard trail with:

"Because I'm Your Father! I Don't NEED A Reason"

Any of the 'faith full' out there got something neat to say?


Suzer said...

I love this country:)

A Free Man said...

I find evangelical atheism as suspicious as evangelical religion.

Stacy said...

Wow, you are on a roll...come on give us some more one liners LOL! Yeah, I think it is pretty silly, too. Who do they think they are going to convert??

chaoticfamily said...

LOL there are so many slogans now that cross a line for someone... Ha ha.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

That is funny! Especially the sleeping on Sunday part. I think the Jewish one would have to be sure and point out that it's a commandment to be happy about the arrival of Friday night. That one is SO easy to fulfill. :-0

Arizaphale said...

Chaotic Family; cross a line bwhahah. Oh wait..that wasn't a joke was it?