Thinking Out Loud

February 11, 2009

The Bus Battle Continues in the U.K.

Filed under: Christianity, Faith — Tags: , , , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 8:22 pm

Pete Wilson reports in his blog today that according to Time Magazine, a Christian group is underwriting an alternative to the atheist bus ads which quote Ps. 53, “The fool has said in his heart, ‘there is no god.'”

Pete takes a second look at this strategy:

Listen,  I don’t want to be critical of this Christian group. I can only hope they’re doing what they feel is right.

But I have to wonder. Don’t you think we could take the $50,000 and find a more effective way to convince non-believers of God’s message other than trying to compete with them in an ad battle?

This reminds me of when we tried to boycott Disney instead of engaging in a conversation or picked up picket signs at the abortion clinics instead of developing relationships. Do these tactics ever bring about true life change? Does throwing up a bus billboard in response to another billboard in any way inspire anyone to really want to follow Christ?

February 7, 2009

There Probably Is No Bus Ad Like This One

Filed under: Christianity, Humor — Tags: , , , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 5:42 pm

With atheist bus advertising slogans now appearing in Toronto, the Canadian blog Pilgrim Scribblings challenged readers to create their own bus ad, using a generator linked in the blog post.

Here’s our contribution:

bus-ad1

…and it’s true; nothing clears a room or ends a religious debate faster than when you bring Jesus into it…

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