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Christ meets Bigfoot: More irreverent atheist ads set to hit Canadian cities
vancouversun.com/ ^ | 12-3-10 | Carmen Chai

Posted on 12/05/2010 2:20:54 PM PST by Justaham

The atheist group behind last year's controversial bus ads suggesting "there's probably no God" is rolling out a provocative new set of posters on buses across the country that places Allah beside Bigfoot and Christ beside psychics.

The new posters bear the slogan: "Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence" with "Allah, Bigfoot, UFOs, Homeopathy, Zeus, Psychics, Christ" listed below.

They will hit Toronto streetcars in January, pending final approval from the Toronto Transit Commission, said Justin Trottier, national executive director of the Centre for Inquiry, an atheist organization. After the Toronto debut, the organization plans to post the ads to buses in Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa, Saskatoon and Montreal.

"Why is belief in Bigfoot dismissed as delusional while belief in Allah and Christ is respected and revered? All of these claims are equally extraordinary and demand critical examination," says the campaign's website, www.extraordinary-claims.com.

Trottier insists the ads weren't designed to offend religious Canadians.

(Excerpt) Read more at vancouversun.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: antitheism; atheism; atheistsupremacists; religiousintolerance

1 posted on 12/05/2010 2:20:59 PM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Muslims should start blowing those buses up.... it says Allah too!


2 posted on 12/05/2010 2:23:14 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Justaham

Let’s see if they stick to their guns when the Muslims start squawking.


3 posted on 12/05/2010 2:24:43 PM PST by jocon307
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To: GeronL

Allah is Arabic for God. Christians praying in Arabic pray to Allah.


4 posted on 12/05/2010 2:27:52 PM PST by BiggieLittle
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To: Justaham

What a pathetic waste of money.


5 posted on 12/05/2010 2:29:32 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Justaham

“Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence”

I agree. That’s why I don’t believe that people could evolve from bacteria just because some bacteria are resistant to some anti-biotics.


6 posted on 12/05/2010 2:29:32 PM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Chanuka!)
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To: BiggieLittle

Allah is not our God. He is a false and Satanic ‘God’.


7 posted on 12/05/2010 2:33:25 PM PST by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Don’t they believe Allah is the almighty creator?


8 posted on 12/05/2010 2:39:15 PM PST by MNDude (And we were SO close to acheiving utopia)
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To: GeronL

God help you. There are other languages besides English. A Southern Baptist who speaks Arabic praying in his native language would pray to Allah just as a Spaniard would pray to Dios.


9 posted on 12/05/2010 2:39:42 PM PST by BiggieLittle
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To: BiggieLittle

That’s right. Notice it doesn’t say Muhammand. Cowards.

And I love how the press plays this up as “controversy” as if anyone cares. While its obnoxious and bating, I don’t know many Christians who get worked up over these childish antics. Athiests who do this like to imagine that once the advertisements go up, Christians all over North America will start screaming in outrage. Without that fantasy, they’d have to face the reality that they are irrelevant to the debate.


10 posted on 12/05/2010 2:41:49 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: BiggieLittle

If you think Muslims and Christians pray to the same God, you are the one who needs help.


11 posted on 12/05/2010 2:43:33 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Justaham

I’m an atheist. I don’t believe in Zeus.


12 posted on 12/05/2010 2:44:42 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only a lawyer and a painter can change black to white)
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To: Justaham

Why pick on Homeopathy? Isn’t that like refuting the medicinal value of chicken soup?

I guess Chicken Soup will be on the bus next.


13 posted on 12/05/2010 2:47:45 PM PST by Little Pharma
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To: BiggieLittle

Did you come up with that nonsense on your own?


14 posted on 12/05/2010 2:51:07 PM PST by Jacquerie (Religion, and not atheism, is the true remedy for superstition. Edmund Burke)
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To: Justaham

I just have to wonder why the atheists are so evangelical about their beliefs. One of my atheist friends said he didn’t want people to be ignorant. My question: Why? What possible difference could that make to him? The truth is, he didn’t seem to be the least bit concerned with other people’s “ignorance” - at least not in that way. He just hated the thought that some of them believed in God.


15 posted on 12/05/2010 3:04:20 PM PST by ElayneJ
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To: Jacquerie

No. The Arabic word for God is Allah. Christian Arabs pray to Allah when they pray in their own tongue.

http://www.christiananswers.net/q-eden/allah.html


16 posted on 12/05/2010 3:47:40 PM PST by BiggieLittle
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To: GeronL

I never said that. You’ve twisted my words.


17 posted on 12/05/2010 3:50:10 PM PST by BiggieLittle
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

It would be stupid to add Muhammad. Even an atheist will admit he existed. He was a historical figure.


18 posted on 12/05/2010 3:53:01 PM PST by BiggieLittle
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To: BiggieLittle

Then I must have misunderstood your point.


19 posted on 12/05/2010 3:56:35 PM PST by GeronL
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To: BiggieLittle
Christians praying in Arabic pray to Allah.

I don't know Arabic, but I can tell you that in Turkish, Christians use the name "Tanrı." Only Muslims use "Allah".

20 posted on 12/05/2010 4:30:47 PM PST by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: Justaham
No Christ, Eh???

Counting calendar years from????? Need better proof?

From Wikipedia:
Anno Domini (abbreviated as AD or A.D., sometimes found in the form Anno Domine) and Before Christ (abbreviated as BC or B.C.) are designations used to label years in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. The calendar era to which they refer is based on the traditionally reckoned year of the conception or birth of Jesus of Nazareth, the central figure in Christianity, with AD denoting years after the start of this epoch, and BC denoting years before the start of this epoch.

Devil is trying hard.

21 posted on 12/05/2010 4:38:05 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: Justaham

I’ll give them this much: They say “evidence” where, these days, most people inaccurately use the word “proof.”


22 posted on 12/05/2010 5:45:13 PM PST by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: Little Pharma
Why pick on Homeopathy? Isn’t that like refuting the medicinal value of chicken soup?

Ummm, no.

23 posted on 12/05/2010 5:49:18 PM PST by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

pong


24 posted on 12/05/2010 5:53:09 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Sometimes the script writes itself!!!!!


25 posted on 12/05/2010 5:55:56 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Reagan Man
Surely counterproductive of their own aims, unless these are merely to vent their frustrations.

I would suggest that they should try to co-opt religious sentiment, rather than trying to undermine it with radical rationalist slogans. Maybe,

HUMANITY IS ONE

or how about,

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR ... BECAUSE WHY NOT?

26 posted on 12/05/2010 10:46:26 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: Justaham; wagglebee; Revolting cat!

Is that a NO-EXIST sticker on the side of that bus?

27 posted on 12/06/2010 10:39:28 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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