(Washington, D.C., November 9, 2010) A national multimedia ad campaign – the largest, most extensive ever by a godless organization - launches today and will include a spot on NBC Dateline on Friday, November 12, as well as other television ads, that directly challenge biblical morality and fundamentalist Christianity.  The campaign, sponsored by the American Humanist Association, also features ads in major national and regional newspapers and magazines demonstrating that secular humanist values are consistent with mainstream America and that fundamentalist religion has no right to claim the moral high ground.


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Very nice. Simple, good contrast, goes well into the black and white pages of magazines. Love the choice of quotes, too.
EXCELLENT. I look forward to seeing it around.
This is exactly what is needed. The more organized, supportive, active and emotionally mature we are in this the better.
Awesome is all I have to say to that. Simply awesome. Not only does it give a jab a religion but it shows why the alternative is better at the same time.
Love this campaign! It includes prime time television ads! I'm surprised it hasn't gotten news coverage for being controversial. Maybe it will get the attention of news media after it generates a lot of anger following tomorrow's TV ad.
I saw the ad they put on Dateline in the 10 PM (EST) hour. They used the one which started with 1 Timothy 2:11, then segued to the Robert Ingersoll quote. I would have preferred to see the Dawkins one, myself:

Consider Humanism - Richard Dawkins from American Humanist Association on Vimeo.

Still, this is a GREAT start, and I look forward to much more.
Yawn... I'm sorry but this ad would fail to even attract my attention or sway me to humanism, let alone a religious fool... This is the least appealing such sign I've ever seen.
Yeah, although it's true it's just not exciting or melodramatic enough to make an impression on people.
But what if you were right on the edge, doubting your faith? Some people are susceptible to rational arguments at different times. A calm, reasoned voice like this could be what they need to nudge them into examining it.

On top of that, the fundies seem to be good at starting up a furor over the slightest thing. Sometimes, the backlash from an ad campaign can be more valuable than the ad campaign. Then, when we look back at the two, we can point and say, "Look, we're the sane ones."
Well this ad certainly won't cause much of a backlash because it's nearly invisible...

Look we're the sane ones.... but the sign's not for us it's for them...
I am very happy to know that good judgement, emotional maturity and intelligence were exercised in selecting the ad that was presented. Of course it cited 1 Timothy 2:11-12 which stipulates that a wife should be no more than the husband's puppet. By comparison it then presented the Humanist position that there should be equality with moral commitment between a husband and wife. It left no room to side with the Bible nor to disagree with the Humanist perspective. Additionally, it was presented in a non-polarizing emotionally mature manner. This delivery was non-insulting and, as such, did not put theists on the defensive nor accommodate a theist backlash. This was very important because if it afforded much of a backlash the message itself would have been lost. Moreover, it tended to immediately win the women over and in this half of the men. With this impact I don't think there could have been a more intelligent approach.

It demonstrated good judgement, emotional maturity and intelligence. It is nice to see rationality running the show instead of emotions.




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