RELIGION BRIEFING

RELIGION BRIEFING

Fred Edwords, director of communications for the American Humanist Association, unveils the ad for D.C. Metrobuses.
Fred Edwords, director of communications for the American Humanist Association, unveils the ad for D.C. Metrobuses. (By John Kelly -- The Washington Post)

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

AMERICAN HUMANIST ASSOCIATION

Ad Campaign Promotes Godless Morality

The American Humanist Association announced a new advertising campaign this week promoting morality without religion that will feature ads on more than 200 District Metrobuses.

"Why believe in a god?" the ad reads. "Just be good for goodness' sake."

Humanist leaders say they believe it is the first ad campaign of its kind in the United States. It follows plans announced by atheists in London to place bus ads that say "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life," starting in January.

The D.C. exterior bus ads will start Tuesday and interior posters will go up Dec. 1 on Northwest and Southeast D.C. buses.

The ads will direct people to an informational Web site, http://www.whybelieveinagod.org, and allows them to network with humanists in the Washington area.

-- Jacqueline L. Salmon

SEX

Challenge Issued to Married Couples

Marriage is the only right place for sex, says Ed Young, senior pastor of the Grapevine, Tex.-based Fellowship Church. So he's encouraging married couples to celebrate by having sex every day for a week starting tomorrow.

Society tells people to have sex promiscuously, Young said. So the church, he said, should preach the message to enjoy sex as God intends: in a marriage between a man and a woman.


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