Assalam alaikum & Peace to all
Toronto is a buzz with the latest advertising that will be featured on the transit system...
Yeah you see it right...it apparently started in England
so some brilliant mind thought... hey this would be a good idea in Toronto, since it is so multi-cultural and all (I mean really!)
I was watching the news report last night its actually here:
The chair of the transit commission is saying (go to min 1:30) that
"atheism is defined as a religion...so we are required to run it"
Oh really? Would they run this advertisement? (My take on it!)
(now doesn't that sound better!)
Yeah somehow I don't think so.
I don't like when things for the public are taken and twisted for some individuals. What I mean is if you are going to post (and in the words of the Chairman, "we are required to run it") something about atheism then you are going to have to post everything from Islam to Hinduism... that makes for a lot of advertising! Personally I like to keep things 'secular', meaning that for the most part things are non-religious. You can see from the advertisements that people are divided about how they feel. Could all that money not be spent to improve the situation of the transit? (They are currently in need of money to upgrade a very old system)
I do agree with one thing though...this will definitely open up talk about God...and that has to be a good thing!
So I like to open it up now and ask...what are all your thoughts on this?