Canadian Atheists Are on a Roll

First, Ian Bushfield, president of the University of Alberta Atheists and Agnostics, manages to convince his school to change their convocation charge.

They used to tell graduates “to use their degrees for ‘the glory of God.'” As if one already exists.

Now, they will be telling students to “serve your God.” If you believe in one, the phrase implies.

It really is a big difference. And the measure was passed by a large majority.

Congratulations to Ian and others who made that happen!

Second, Canadians will soon be seeing their own atheist buses!

The Freethought Association of Canada is thrilled to report a first week total of $21,500, three times the goal and more than enough to fund the first atheist ads on buses in Toronto.

“As soon as we receive approval, we’ll be rolling out the ads,” said FAC Vice President Katie Kish.

Katie is my hero.

You can still give to the Canadian atheist bus campaign!

Once they get the atheist buses, someone needs to borrow one, drive to America, and show us unbused people how it’s done.

(via Topic Agnostic)

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  • http://www.sorepoints.com Joe

    Its been approved by the Bus company.

  • http://terahertzatheist.ca Ian

    Thanks for the support Hemant, the buses should be coming to Calgary, Alberta too!

  • Steven

    Great news! I hope this makes up a little for the questionable debate that took place out in western Canada involving P.Z. Myers (see his blog Pharyngula for details). I strongly suspect that Canada may have more atheists per capita than the U.S. – after all, if prayer worked than we wouldn’t be up to our, er knees, in snow at the moment.

  • http://imaginggeek@blogspot.com Bryan

    So the first buses are rolling out, but I haven’t seen one yet. The morning “news” show had a poll running, the buses are not being that well received.

    http://www.bttoronto.ca/poll/?p=1&id=1106

    Strange, that the Christians see no issue with large billboards threatening people with damnation, but statements of fact are “offencive”…

    Bryan