Bus Wars

It’s a plague! It started in London, then spread to Washington D. C, now it is creeping across Canada.  What can be done about those who dare to express an opinion.  Believers everywhere are having their beliefs crushed by… Duh, Duh, Daaaaa.  “There’s Probably No God, now stop worrying and enjoy your life.”  What a crushing blow. How can people of faith withstand the onslaught!  What about the children.  Think about the children!

What is this plague?  Groups in these cities have been advertising on the city buses.  The D. C. slogan was “Why believe in a God? Just be good for goodness’ sake.”  They had the audacity to do this before Christmas sparking this mild mannered outburst from  Bill Donahue

In Canada, groups in Toronto, Calgary and Halifax have been planning similar campaigns.  Unfortunately, the Halifax transit authority has deemed the ads too controversial.  This is disappointing and they should reconsider the decision. The current slogan is one of the most innocuous suggested.  If the transit authority dislikes  it, The Liberal Debutant has a long list of alternatives.

To often dialog is shut down simply by someone claiming offense.  There is no right not to be offended but free speech is a fundamental right.  It should not be stifled simply by claims of discomfort by some.  Should religious advertising be banned because it makes atheists nauseous.

Saskatoon and Regina have their share of religious advertising.  Probably less so than the other cities.   Would Saskatchewan cities react more like Calgary or Halifax?   I hope that they would support free speech.

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