Kōrero: Atheism and secularism

Atheist bus campaign (1 o 2)

Atheist bus campaign

This atheist message appeared on buses in the United Kingdom in January 2009. The advertisements also ran in Canada, Germany and Spain, and similar campaigns occured in Croatia, Finland, The Netherlands, Italy, the US and Australia. In late 2009 a group of New Zealand atheists raised more than $20,000 through an appeal to run the message on buses. In early 2010 the NZ Bus company said it did not want to carry the ads because of complaints from the public, prompting the English evolutionary biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins to voice his support for the campaign. The organisers ran a series of billboards instead (see next image).

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British Humanist Association
Photograph by Jon Worth

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Carl Walrond, 'Atheism and secularism - A Christian legacy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/26193/atheist-bus-campaign (accessed 24 March 2023)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018