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Go to: The Four Horsemen HD - Now on YouTube

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Woah - I love HD. I can read the titles of the books on the shelves in the background.

Mon, 23 Feb 2009 12:29:00 UTC | #329499

Go to: Atheists hope (don't pray) to bring ads to Toronto

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pollutedsouls et cetera have raised my conscious level, to borrow a phrase. I’m changing my position on this matter. Thank you for what you and others have said – in particular those who live out west such as Bonzai. Perhaps it is not just a good a idea, but an excellent idea for Toronto to host some atheist buses. Like you said, it’s bringing awareness. And with awareness comes discussion. And as everyone can see from the quotations in the Globe & Mail the religious leaders are rather accepting of the idea. Toronto will be very accommodating. I think that’s a good thing because not everything has to be a controversy. I’ve always been searching for a way to drum up discussions about religion without the want or desire to cause offence. While I don’t believe in people’s right not-to-be-offended, I still don’t want to offend if I can help it. This ad campaign might be just icebreaker I’ve been looking for. If you check out my youtube channel you’ll see that this is a quest I’ve been on for quite a while.

Sun, 18 Jan 2009 09:03:00 UTC | #308057

Go to: Atheists hope (don't pray) to bring ads to Toronto

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Canada is indeed a rather secular country. Technically/legally speaking we don’t have a separation of church and state, but we do in practice. Toronto (where I live) is considered the most multi-cultural city in the world. As of last year over 50% of Torontonians were born outside of Canada. We like to call it a “cultural mosaic”, all these cultural and religious backgrounds thrown together to live, work, play and get along. It’s almost as if everyone is equally a minority here (granted, I’m a white male – so what do I really know about being a minority?).
I have a hunch that very many second generation Canadians are atheists. With all these people together from so many backgrounds you can’t help but see how we’re all just the same. What makes his religion right and yours wrong? Almost every one of my peers are non-religious. Though maybe not all atheists, but certainly non-religious. There just isn’t much room for a god in Toronto, it would seem.
Where am I going with this? Well, I guess what I’m getting at is of all the cities in the world to jump on board the atheist bus campaign trail, Toronto might be the easiest place to accomplish it. But for the same reasons it’s the least important place to do it. We almost don’t need it here. Don’t get me wrong: I’ll be overjoyed to see ads on the TTC. I really will, I’ll get a kick out of it. I think many many people will share the viewpoint of the message. Everyone else will be very tolerant of the message... as we Torontonians are so accustomed to be. So tolerant, that I wonder how impactful the message will be.

Sun, 18 Jan 2009 00:21:00 UTC | #307882

Go to: Instruction Manual for Life

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This is amazing. Truly amazing. As a filmmaker I've been trying to figure out a story that is told from a "playground perspective" to comment on the sad effects supernatural beliefs. I think this is far greater and simpler a concept than any I have come up with.

I feel quite inspired.

Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:35:00 UTC | #303360

Go to: Interview with Ariane Sherine

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Ariane Sherine is lovely. She's so well spoken, and positive too. I'm happy with the success of this campaign.

Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:04:00 UTC | #303343

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