Atheist buses? Those are *so* 2008.
We’ve moved on to buildings now.
The sign says (in Spanish): “Probablemente Dios no existe. Deja de preocuparte y disfruta la vida” which basically translates to the classical version of the atheist buses in London: “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.”
Here’s the basic story behind this picture.
The Union of Atheists and Freethinkers (UAL) in Spain wanted to put up atheist bus ads of their own, so they contacted Transportes Urbanos de Zaragoza (TUZSA) to put them up. TUZSA never responded to them — most likely to avoid the whole situation.
But the atheists aren’t going away.
The UAL, for now, has installed a large canvas of 160 square meters in a building under construction in the number 60, Avenue de Goya, including the slogan of the campaign and… also Article 20 of the Constitution, which enshrines the right to freely express and disseminate thoughts, ideas and opinions by word, writing or any other means of reproduction, and prohibits any form of prior censorship.
The objective of this campaign with UAL… is not whether God exists or not, but to discuss whether the atheists have the same rights as believers and make visible the reality of these people.
This will definitely get everybody’s attention.
Can we get these ginormous atheist building ads all over America? They definitely make our billboards seem quaint…
(pic via girlinblack)