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Atheists Roll Out New Advertising Campaign

Campaign Slogan – In The Beginning Man Created God

This provocative twist on the Bible’s opening line was plastered on the side of 25 Chicago buses this week as part of an advertising crusade by the Indiana Atheist Bus Campaign.

The ads have been cruising between downtown and the city’s North and South sides, including the No. 56 Milwaukee route, since the beginning of the week and will run through June.

“The intent of the campaign is to stimulate discussion of religion and its place in our society,” said Charlie Sitzes, a spokesman for the Indiana group who with help from the American Humanist Association has collected more than $10,000 in private donations to buy the ad space in Indiana and Illinois.

The group brought its message to Chicago after a similar campaign in Indiana – to post the slogan “You can be good without God” – was rejected by transit authorities in Bloomington and stalled by officials in South Bend, who didn’t want the ads posted in time for President Barack Obama’s speech at Notre Dame.

Indiana’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has sued the Bloomington Public Transportation Corporation on the atheist group’s behalf. Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan has denounced his own transit system, saying he does not condone government censorship.

“It would appear that where there is more opposition to the message that maybe that would be the place where we needed dialogue more,” Sitzes said, maintaining that the slogan is a simple fact.

“All non-believers believe God is a creation of man,” he said. “We used to have thousands of gods. Now we’re down to one. We’re getting closer to the true number.”

Among the guidelines for determining if an advertisement can run on the CTA is a requirement that the ad be truthful and is “not directed at inciting imminent lawless action.”

via Atheists roll out ad campaign | The Seeker.

5 responses to Atheists Roll Out New Advertising Campaign

  1. ERIC said on May 26, 2009


  2. liz said on May 31, 2009

    in the end, all will be revealed.

  3. noli said on June 5, 2009

    the book of revelation, presents all dreadful events to come and nothing can stop this for is the only way to mankind’s complete realization of the truth. what’s important is that, faithful remains faithful and believers of the words of God revealed in the Holy Bible.

  4. No atheists have ever been found in fox holes.

  5. Atheists are just trying to scare us Christians. We won’t be dissuaded from what is the truth! They are the ones who are FOOLS! Whoever says there is no God is a FOOL and that lie they are saying comes straight from satan himself! Jesus HIMSELF said that HE is the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE, no one comes to the FATHER except through JESUS CHRIST! How long will the Lord let these fools boast that there is no God!?!?

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