Spokane Transit to Run Atheist Ads

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Via KHQ.com: The ad is simple in nature, a statement in white letters with a blue sky background and clouds that read: “Don’t believe in God? You are not alone.”
That’s the advertisement set to appear on the sides of Spokane Transit Authority (STA) buses starting August 29. The ad was created by the Spokane Coalition of Reason, a local group of atheists, humanists, secularists and members of free thought societies. They are part of a larger, national organization called the United Coalition of Reason (UCoR).
Director of Ooh Media (that purchased the ads), Ted Carroll, sent this statement to KHQ: “As an agent and advertising space provider on STA buses, we were initially concerned with the message that UCoR was interested in running on STA buses but quickly came to the conclusion that it is all of our responsibilities as Americans to protect the 1st Amendment. We may not, as a company, share the same opinion as some, but we do share a common belief that everyone has a right to free speech regardless.”
Amy Bassford, an STA Bus rider said, “I think it’s horrible because I believe the Lord Jesus Christ is my personal savior of my life.” Bassford went on to say that she believes the end times are near and thinks the ads are another sign of the end of the world.
Anita Coleman “If we’re going to be able to run ads that have a Christian quality then the atheistic ads should be able to run as well.” (No examples of that “Christian quality” provided.)
From the beginning, STA agreed to run the ads.  STA Chief Executive Officer Susan Meyer explained to KHQ , “STA cannot limit free speech, we’re a government entity and that isn’t our call.
Can’t wait for someone to purchase new signs for STA buses, “Believe in God? You are not alone.”

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0 responses to “Spokane Transit to Run Atheist Ads

  1. lowtechgrannie

    Metro Transit in Seattle ran the same atheist advertising during Christmas 2 or 3 years ago.

  2. Atheists comprise less than 2% of the US population, but they mean to foist their arrogant opinions on the rest of us. As such, they are not just atheist, they are militant atheists:
    “Militant atheism is a term applied to atheism which is militantly hostile towards religion. British philosopher Julian Baggini describes an atheistic active hostility to religion as militant and says hostility ‘requires more than just strong disagreement with religion — it requires something verging on hatred and is characterized by a desire to wipe out all forms of religious belief…. Militant atheism was an integral part of the materialism of Marxism-Leninism, and significant in the French Revolution,[9] atheist states such as the Soviet Union, and [Communist China’s] Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. According to Baggini, the ‘too-zealous’ militant atheism found in the Soviet Union was characterized by thinking the best way to counter religion was ‘by oppression and making atheism the official state credo.'” [Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militant_atheism%5D

    • Some atheists inarguably do want to foist their beliefs onto others; I have found this true of Christians, Muslims, and Jews, as well. But this message doesn’t seem very militant. “Hey, if you’re an atheist, you’re not the only one.” I can’t imagine a Christian in the US needing to be told that. I don’t know if that can be said of American atheists.

  3. You are so darn right, sage!!! Narcissism — self-adulation — is the first sin (of Lucifer & of Adam-Eve) and the root of all evil.

  4. The fool has said in his heart; “there is no God”. Psalm14-1. need I go on, it’s self explanatory. God bless all and from proverbs: “Thou shalt not suffer a fool”.

  5. Psalm 53 says the same thing in verse 1. God is hardly going to say it twice unless He means it.


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