Ads proclaiming, “Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness’ sake,” will appear on Washington buses starting next week and running through December.
Lifting lyrics from “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” the American Humanist Association are running the atheist bus campaign in Washington DC during December. full story here
Of course the christian groups have had something to say about it. The American Family Association president Tim Wildmon, had this to say:
“It’s a stupid ad,” he said. “How do we define ‘good’ if we don’t believe in God? God in his word, the Bible, tells us what’s good and bad and right and wrong. If we are each ourselves defining what’s good, it’s going to be a crazy world.”
What? More crazy than it already is? With hundreds of different religions believing in dozens of different gods; fighting and squabbling amongst themselves, and dragging us innocent non-believers along with them.
‘Good’ can easily be defined as not harming others; pretty simple, no need for god(s). The bible tells us whats good and bad? Huh? I think Wildmon should read some of the many passages that show otherwise. Lets see what I can find in less than 60 seconds….
22 So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake. 23 ¶And he went up from thence unto Beth–el: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. 24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.
2 Kings 2:22-24 (King James Version (1769) with Strongs Numbers and Morphology)
Now let me get this straight, if children call you names, or mock your bald head [Sean and Protium please do not send any angry bears my way 😛 ] you can curse them under Gods name, and God will send bears to rip the kids to shreds. Yep, I can see how you can determine ‘good’ from reading the bible. *** snerk ***
At least the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority aren’t wimps and are allowing the adverts, unlike the Tasmanian and South Australian transit authorities who have refused some of the slogans the Atheist Foundation of Australia wanted to use.
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