Sunday, February 01, 2009
There are reactions, and then there are reactions.
The love affair of atheists for buses is moving to Canada:
The Canadian Atheist Bus Campaign is a collaboration between Chris Hammond, a first-year political science student at York University and the Free thought Association of Canada (FAC).
As of January 30, the FAC reported that Canadian Atheist Bus Campaign had raised $34,100, almost five times the set goal and far more than required to fund the first atheist ads on buses in Toronto.
"As soon as the TTC advertising authority gives us the green light, we'll be rolling out the campaign," said FAC Vice President of Multimedia Katie Kish. ...
As much of the money has come from outside Ontario, the FAC intends to have a Calgary campaign within two months of the Toronto buses, followed by Halifax within two months after that.
The United Church of Canada is rolling out an online response to the ad and a national print campaign starting this weekend.
The United Church ad, created by Toronto-based Smith Roberts Creative Communications, encourages readers to choose between the original message and theirs, which reads: "There's probably a God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life."
I'd say, "well played!"