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Opening Arguments

Bus trip

Now that the Indiana Atheist Bus Campaign has moved its sign campaign ("You can be good without God," "In the beginning, man created God") to Chicago, Time magazine finds the issue worthy of comment, reporting that residents there have largely greeted the ads with "a quick, curious look and then a shrug." The piece closes with a non-believer saying that atheists are still "in the closet," afraid to "come out" to their families and "say they don't believe in God" and makes this observation:

The ads are designed to show lonely atheists that they do not walk alone — and to go on disbelieving.

Despite a slight case of incoherence (try to connect the clause after the dash logically or grammatically to anything before the dash), the sentence expresses a curious sentiment: lonely atheists huddling together to find comfort. Maybe they should meet more regularly. I hear Sunday mornings work for some people.


Bob G.
Thu, 05/28/2009 - 9:06am

Sunday mornings...LMAO...Nice one, Leo.

I hear Saturday evenings are pretty popular as well.


tim zank
Thu, 05/28/2009 - 9:07am

Yeah, yeah, they're all atheists until about 5 seconds before the car hits the bridge abutment, then suddenly it's "Oh God Help Me"....

Michael B-P
Thu, 05/28/2009 - 10:37am

I'm an anti-social Deist who prefers to spend my Catholic Sabbath (Sunday) mornings lying in bed -- and to go on sleeping.

tim zank
Thu, 05/28/2009 - 10:50am

Michael B-P...We used to call that the "Church Of St. Mattress".

Bob G.
Fri, 05/29/2009 - 9:41am

Tim's right.

I recall reading about Cardinal Sealy of the Posturepedic Order who canonized St. Mattress back in 1645, while lying prone at the Vatican no less!