The New Humanist reports today that its posters have been rejected for display in railway stations!!
Why? Apparently for the following two reasons
- the use of the phrase ‘for God’s sake’ would cause widespread and serious offence
- they also did not wish to take adverts relating to religion
However, given that the phrase “for God’s Sake” is not really offensive to anybody and the fact that posters with bible-quotes or Alpha courses are common enough, you don’t need to be psychic to work out that the real reason here is that they have a decision maker who is a bit of a religious fruitcake working for the ad company.
As for this “highly offensive” poster, well why not judge it yourself, here it is …
So there you go, and are you offended? Nope, I can’t even see the chap from the Clapton Omnibus writing to the Times about it. All this poster does is to tell you to tick the “No Religion” box on the census form if you are already not religious, its not even encouraging believers to stop being so silly and cease thinking that they have an imaginary friend who is real.