A new ad promoting atheism will run on ten buses in Edmonton over the next month:
The Society of Edmonton Atheists funded the campaign in order to draw more attention to the growing non-religious demographic in Canada:
The ad will hopefully raise awareness of the Society to existing atheists in the Edmonton area and encourage them to join our community.
People with no religious affiliation are one of the fastest-growing segments of Canadian demographics, with 25% of people identifying as nonreligious, an increase from 16.5% in 2001 according to the Canadian Census. Many people who leave religion or were raised without religion seek out a community of like-minded individuals. The Society of Edmonton Atheists aim to provide that community, through social and educational events on a regular basis as well as through volunteer opportunities.
Cue the outrage from locals who can’t handle other opinions in 5… 4… 3…
***Update***: I’m told the campaign costs $8,190, with all the money raised by members of the group over the past year.