Has there been any reaction to the news story about the American Humanist Association’s holiday campaign in Washington D.C.? What about the advertising which appears on buses which reads:
“Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness’ [sic] sake.”
This campaign was a news story sometime last week.
I checked out their websites for info. Reading beyond the first sentences/paragraphs, one finds their agenda. In addition to the news aspect, I’d like to discuss the trickle-down effect–but where would I put this since they are not a religion?
Thanks so much. Did go to thread but it was not at all the kind of discussion I expected so I posted a reply. Since I really don’t know what I am doing and since this is a new thread, I will try to copy/paste what I wrote.
The following is a very late post to the link above. It refers to the advertising aspects of the holiday ad of the American Humanist Association.
Originally Posted by Neil_Anthonyforums.catholic.com/images/buttons_cad/viewpost.gif Yes, of course they are allowed. Their message is self-defeating anyway, its nothing to worry about. If people try hard to be good, they’ll eventually find themselves coming to know God.
I joined too late to get in on this thread. However, a kind soul directed me to it. Thank you.
Question: How did this thread end up in a discussion of Christmas parties and advertising when this holiday campaign is a prime example of how the humanists are contributing to the popular disbelief in Transubstantiation.
I totally agree that in trying to be good, some people will come to know God. No dispute. The American Humanist Association wants people to be good. They also want people to access their website or call their 800 number–the bottom, but no less prominent, line of their ad.
I did check out their website and found the same type of thinking that, in my mind, is contributing to the loss in attendance at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Question: Since classrooms often use news stories, shouldn’t this holiday campaign be a perfect lead to a discussion of the difference between being a Catholic and a humanist starting from their common belief that being good is a good thing for humanity?
Question: What about R.C.I.A.? Shouldn’t there be a discussion about this ad? After all, many candidates have a humanist base but they do not call it that.
Final question: What about concrete suggestions on how to use this news story plus what is found when one answers the ad to go to the website?
If I messed up on these web addresses, go to the main one and try the links.
Somewhere in the above, I found a link to the text of speeches.
The first few lines/paragraphs sound so wonderful. One needs to read further to find their agenda. Considering that the humanists have been around for years, it is easy to see the trickledown effect on “practicing” Catholics.