Sunday, February 15, 2009

MY BUS SAYS...

Why spend money dissing other people's beliefs / non-beliefs on public transport, when you can subvertise with the free bus slogan generator and give the money to something useful?

3 comments:

El Fouche said...

well said. Hours of fun to be had generating silly bus ads for personal amusement rather than raising money to push one version of any given ideology on people who ignore bus adverts anyway (i.e. Londoners)

Anonymous said...

Fair enough, but how come you're only saying this now? There have been religious adverts on bill boards and buses, in train stations and outside churches, in hotel bedside drawers and in school classrooms, up and down the country for a very long time. Isn't it a bit of a double-standard to start criticising advertising now that a single "atheist" ad has gone up for a single month?

Simon Barrow said...

Anonymous... No, we've been criticising the tenor and style of a lot of religious advertising for several years - and not anonymously ;)

To get the context, see my colleague Jonathan Bartley's article here: http://ekklesia.co.uk/node/8271

Also my response to the Christian response to the atheist bus campaign: http://ekklesia.co.uk/node/8556