Evidently religious ads that portray the hell on earth we’ll face if we don’t Get Religion Now are not quite as “controversial” as those atheist bus ads that were refused because they said “You can be good without God”.
Of course, this is the Seventh Day Adventists, who have believed the apocalypse is coming “sometime next week or so” since 1863. It’s a splinter of the Millerite movement, 1840’s Harold Camping. But wait, you say, isn’t Harold Camping 1840’s Harold Camping? Actually, no! Camping is only about 90 years old, believe it or not! Miller pretty much built the mold that Camping was stamped out of, with several failed End Times predictions based on his own mathematical innumeracy and attempts at interpreting the Bible as a cipher.
The Adventists have decided to rip off Miller’s spiritual successor thusly:
Of course, they don’t want you to believe the end is actually coming October 21st. They want you to believe the end is coming “sometime next week or so”. And not literally — making even the vague prediction that the apocalypse is happening sometime next week is against their doctrine, but boy do they want you to believe with all your heart that the world’s gonna end any day now!
And these guys are less controversial than “you can be good without God”. Pah. It’s never been about controversy, if you ask me. I’d wager if anything, it’s all about a small-minded bigot in charge of the Halifax Transit Authority ad department.