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Christianity &Islam &Judaism &Politics &Science Thomas on 12 Sep 2011 12:53 am

Ads that Advocate the Abolition of Religion

In Australia they had a competition to make the best anti-religion ads:

From the description:

‘The Pitch’ is a segment on ABC TV’s ‘The Gruen Transfer’ where two ad companies compete to ‘sell the unsellable’. Past example of selling the unsellable include invading New Zealand, compulsory? euthanasia for the elderly, cosmetic surgery for children and introducing a parent licence.

This week, the two companies have to sell the idea of ‘banning all religion’.

8 Responses to “Ads that Advocate the Abolition of Religion”

  1. on 12 Sep 2011 at 7:48 pm 1.Horatiio said …

    I think next they will have a competition for an ad to abolishing stamp collecting.

    LOL!!!! That was funny – I don’t care who you are.

    Does anything demonstrate the religious nature of atheism more than this? Would this be from their Evangelism 101 class?

  2. on 12 Sep 2011 at 10:06 pm 2.Lou (DFW) said …

    1.Sideshow Hor said …

    “I think next they will have a competition for an ad to abolishing stamp collecting.”

    It doesn’t matter what you think. But according to your brand of convoluted logic, they could start a competition for an ad to abolish not stamp collecting.

    “LOL!!!! That was funny – I don’t care who you are.”

    Not as funny as:

    206.Sideshow Hor said …

    “I would pay to see our resident racist Nose Buster dancing with some Wiccans! We could call it Broadway in the basement.”

    “We” could, but then nobody other than you would pay to see it. Who is “we?” Do you honestly think there’s anybody fruity enough to join you?

    “Does anything demonstrate the religious nature of atheism more than this?”

    Does anything demonstrate your predilection for posting irrelevant, unintelligent lies more than this?

  3. on 13 Sep 2011 at 4:43 pm 3.EstherFaith said …

    Well, ladies and gentlemen its like this. I could tell you about all the miracles in my life but you would just dismiss them as coincidence so let me just say this – In a study of thousands of people who were resuscitate, having died for one reason or another – it was found that people who are born blind are able to see perfectly while they are dead, then once they are revived they are blind as they were when they were born. So I hope you will receive as good news that there is definitely a spiritual realm.
    Now read the New Testament and see what it says. Its not long or complicated. It will only take you a couple of days.
    Enjoy.

  4. on 13 Sep 2011 at 4:55 pm 4.Lou (DFW) said …

    3.EstherFaith said …

    “I could tell you about all the miracles in my life but you would just dismiss them as coincidence…”

    No, mostly as delusions or outright lies.

    “…so let me just say this”

    Say whatever you want, it’s meaningless in the face of real evidence.

    “In a study of thousands of people who were resuscitate, having died for one reason or another – it was found that people who are born blind are able to see perfectly while they are dead, then once they are revived they are blind as they were when they were born.”

    B.S. – please post a link to said study.

  5. on 13 Sep 2011 at 7:59 pm 5.Observer said …

    #3 EstherFaith. Where do you come up with this complete and utter bullshit? Have you no shame? Please post the study.

    And please tell us how someone born blind could possibly describe vision.

    This is the kind of story a low-church preacher would foist on his gormless congregation. Anyone with a whit of sense will immediately see what you say as the insulting nonsense it actually is. Of course, if someone took your suggestion to read the New Testament and internalize and believe it, then they would have to suppress their intellect and rational mind to such a degree your story might seem plausible. If you told this to me in person with a straight-face, it would be insulting.

  6. on 14 Sep 2011 at 6:47 pm 6.Joe said …

    It is a pity that you guys prefer to bash each other instead of trying to have proper arguments.

    While being an atheist and an ex-reborn-Christian, I find the topic of near-death experiences very interesting.

    However, I have to say as a caveat that the probability that any afterlife (should an afterlife some day turn out to exist) is related to the Christian god is extremely low, i.e. equals 0 for all practical purposes.

    Nevertheless, the question of whether there exists an afterlife is, when addressed properly, i.e. without any ideological prejuidice of any kind, an interesting and highly relevant scientific question.

    If you are interested in finding out more about this topic (instead of bashing each other) you might wish to read
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near-death_experience

    The same text also contains the following paragraph:

    “A few people feel that research on NDEs occurring in the blind can be interpreted to support an argument that consciousness survives bodily death. Dr. Kenneth Ring claims in the book ‘Mindsight: Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind’ that up to 80% of his sample studied reported some visual awareness during their NDE or out of body experience.”

    It would be very interesting to have a look at this book and check out if the author comes up with proper scientific evidence on the basis of a rigorous scientific approach – definitely more interesting than the bashing that both atheists and Christians indulge in on this website.

  7. on 14 Sep 2011 at 7:29 pm 7.Lou (DFW) said …

    NDE is not evidence of an afterlife. It’s only evidence of what happens to the brain NEAR DEATH.

    There’s no legitimate evidence that any blind person had an NDE with visual manifestations that are comparable to what a seeing person normally sees.

    “It would be very interesting to have a look at this book and check out if the author comes up with proper scientific evidence on the basis of a rigorous scientific approach”

    It would be if it was necessary, but it isn’t because “if the author comes up with proper scientific evidence on the basis of a rigorous scientific approach,” then it would be major scientific news, but it isn’t.

  8. on 27 Sep 2011 at 11:39 pm 8.Hell Yeah said …

    On the subject of the afterlife, there is none. Before we were born we existed as cells that evolved through chemical reactions that were able to learn and adapt from the environment. All of our memories are just that. When we die these chemical reactions are gone and we turn back into the elements we were before we reached the stage of chemical conscienceness.

    When we fall asleep and wake up hours later it seems like it was just a few minutes ago. It is just when we die we never wake up again and time goes by just like before we were born. We lose consciencness forever.

    For those who believe in an afterlife, why don’t all other living things besides humans get a chance to have one? It is because no living thing does. The same thing happens to us just like all other living things.

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