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DollarLama
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Post by DollarLama » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:00 pm

Acos suggests: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS GOD. ALL RELIGIONS ARE FALSE. IF YOU AGREE WITH THESE STATEMENTS JOIN US: WWW. IRISHATHEISTS.IE

What do you think?
bipedalhumanoid
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Post by bipedalhumanoid » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:00 pm

There is a multitude of slogans we could use that don't use the word probably and also don't adopt a faith position.

Here's a few just to get the ball rolling but I'm sure someone else will come up with something better. I envisage each of these being followed by a mention of the atheist organisation to put it into context and plug the org.

"Sure I'll believe you. Just show me the evidence..."
"How much tax are you paying on behalf of your local church?"

"Imagine No Religion" - Plagiarised of course from Dawkins and ultimately JL

"Atheism -because there is no credible evidence" - Plagiarised from the Australian Atheist Foundation

The following are plagiarised but I can't remember the sources...
"If God Wanted People to Believe in Him, Then Why Did He Invent Logic?"
"There's A REASON Why Atheists Don't Fly Planes Into Buildings"
"The Family That Prays Together is Brainwashing the Children"
"Which Day Did God Make All The Fossils"
"If we were made in his image, when why aren't humans invisible too"
"JESUS SAVES....You From Thinking For Yourself"
"How Can You Tell That Your God is Man-made? A. If He Hates All the Same People You Do"
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Post by FXR » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:29 pm

I'd be more inclined towards posters that could be put up in a much wider range of places....especially universities.

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You could use the "He was/is one. You could be one too." with a picture of any famous person who is also an atheist. Warrnen Buffett, Bill Gates, Geldof, James Joyce etc.
Human communication is a very rickety rope bridge between minds. Its too narrow to allow but a few thoughts to cross at a time. Many are lost in the chasms of noise, suspicion, misinterpretation and shooting the message through dislike of the messenger.
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Post by FXR » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:11 pm

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4 billion years on and god only know where god got to.

Join the Atheist Association of Ireland today.


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Listed for destruction by gods followers. Act now join the Atheist Association of Ireland today.
Human communication is a very rickety rope bridge between minds. Its too narrow to allow but a few thoughts to cross at a time. Many are lost in the chasms of noise, suspicion, misinterpretation and shooting the message through dislike of the messenger.
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Post by bipedalhumanoid » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:57 am

This is my favourite suggestion so far...
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Post by RonnieBecks » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:36 pm

I think the statements are a little over-challenging to be honest...

Maybe something like,

"Has religion made your life a misery?"

"Haven't enough people suffered in the name of God?"

"Do you want to have sex but your church won't allow it?!"

I dunno, just throwing ideas out there but the last thing you want is to sound like some nut job fundo group that want to start burning churches and taking down the world economy Fight Club style!
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Post by psillery » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:54 pm

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All the above posters say.........

"If 50 Million People believe a Foolish Thing, It is Still a Foolish Thing" Anatole France

Join the AAI
"All thinking men are atheists."
Ernest Hemingway
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Post by bipedalhumanoid » Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:12 pm

RonnieBecks wrote:I think the statements are a little over-challenging to be honest...

Maybe something like,

"Has religion made your life a misery?"

"Haven't enough people suffered in the name of God?"

"Do you want to have sex but your church won't allow it?!"

I dunno, just throwing ideas out there but the last thing you want is to sound like some nut job fundo group that want to start burning churches and taking down the world economy Fight Club style!
There is something to be said for making a positive statement. The AFA are now considering this for their bus campaign...

Cherish evidence, celebrate reason

Personally I think they are getting carried away with the idea of a positive message at the expence of the effectiveness of that message.

I think whatever we come up with has to remind people that there is an alternative to religion.

Post Edit: There is a lot to be said for the socratic method. If we word the slogan as a question it will force people to think about it. I also suspect that when it's a question, we might get away with implying things that we can't explicitely say in an ad.
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Post by lostexpectation » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:05 pm

why do we have 3 threads on this?
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Post by CelticAtheist » Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:15 pm

"How much tax are you paying on behalf of your local church?"

I like that one.
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