Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Boo Hoo

Adolf suggests these foolish people should run their adverts on buses in Riyadh.

Advertisements with identical wording ran in the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and Spain. Similar campaigns also ran successfully in Croatia, Finland, Holland, Italy, America and across the Tasman in Australia.

Funny, ain't it? How those who would mock Christianity seek to do so only in countries whose very freedoms are based on the tenets of Christianity.

17 comments:

SHG said...

Since when is freedom based on a tenet of Christianity?

Classical Liberal said...

Since when does Atheism mock christianity? Atheism rejects the way all three monotheistic cults define their god.
This campaign is aimed at all theistic cults - islam and judaism as well as christianity.
And as for freedom being based on the tenets of christianity - I think you need to do a bit more thinking on that one Adolf.

Peter said...

Speaking of freedom. It seems the bus company is unhappy with the negative publicity and wants to back out, but the atheists want to force them to carry the messages on their buses anyway.

KG said...

"This campaign is aimed at all theistic cults - islam and judaism as well as christianity."
Oh yeah...so when will the advertisements be seen in Indonesia,the Philippines, in Saudi Arabia, India, Turkey etc?

Sci Fi Guy said...

Personally I would like to see one of the Mohammad cartoons splayed across the back of a 'Go West' bus and wait for the howls of outrage.

James said...

Freedom based on Christianity!? Tell that to Women,Gays,Jews,Cathars,Atheists,Scientists etc etc....all of whom enjoyed the "freedom" that Christianity bestowed upon them.

What a stupid, factually evasive post Adolf....its worth of the Standard.

Psycho Milt said...

Funny, ain't it? How those who would mock Christianity seek to do so only in countries whose very freedoms are based on the tenets of Christianity.

Leaving aside the rather obvious question of the extent to which freedom is based on Christianity, it's not immediately obvious why people living in NZ would want to display adverts on buses in foreign countries. Well, the tourism board would I suppose, but otherwise it's hard to see why you'd do it.

Anonymous said...

Retarded Christian yokels...

Anonymous said...

You seem to have a problem with a faith, James,you can tell us. :o))

James said...
Freedom based on Christianity!? Tell that to Women,Gays,Jews,Cathars,Atheists,Scientists etc etc....all of whom enjoyed the "freedom" that Christianity bestowed upon them.

What a stupid, factually evasive post Adolf....its worth of the Standard.

February 23, 2010 5:15 PM

Dex said...

How is this any different than rational intelligent people questioning homeopathy and other beliefs based on ridiculous notions?

And lets face it belief in a specific 'god' of any faith is pretty much the most ignorant, closeminded and irrational notion of all.

Anonymous said...

Kindly point out any verse of the bible that declares free speech to be a god given right.
Free speech basically comes from democracy.

Alan said...

Witness the millions of innocent people murdered by religious
zealots of all callings over the
centuries up until the present day.
Freedom through religion forget it.
If it were possible to ask Galileo
or Copernicus what they thought, I
know what the answer would be.

Anonymous said...

"And lets face it belief in a specific 'god' of any faith is pretty much the most ignorant, closeminded and irrational notion of all."

Irony is lost on Dex ... surely the same statement would also apply to atheists?

WAKE UP said...

The irony is that our freedom of speech proves the worth of both our Judeo-Christian culture and our democracy. Y'all can't have it both ways.
Chill, people; the real enemy is elsewhere, and closing fast.

James said...

"The irony is that our freedom of speech proves the worth of both our Judeo-Christian culture and our democracy."

What shit! For centuries Christianity was the Political Correctness of its time....any desent wasn't met with lefty tutting and accusations of "racist!"....it was dealt with by the rack,the gallows and the bonfire.

It was when Christianity was beaten down witrh logic and reason and made to scuttle away to its current corner hissing and snarling that we finally did get free speech and the benefits thereoff.

Learn some history for fucks sake...

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

James, do try to lift yourself out of the dark ages.

KG said...

"It was when Christianity was beaten down witrh logic and reason and made to scuttle away to its current corner hissing and snarling that we finally did get free speech and the benefits thereoff."

yeah, the Marxists did real well there, didn't they?