There is an interesting war of words going on. It seems that humanists and Christians are duking it out on the sides of buses.
Atheists groups recently started running ads such as “Why believe in God? Just be good for goodness’ sake.” And “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” These ads appeared on public buses in Washington, D. C. and London respectively.
Of course, not to be outdone, Christians answered the atheists’ ads with their own. The D. C. ad was answered with “Why believe? Because I created you and love you, for goodness’ sake. – God”. And the Christian response to the London ad was “Crunched?” along with a reference to Luke 2:10-11.
You can read a full article on this topic at: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2009/february/7.16.html
What do you think of this exchange? Is this an effective way of evangelizing? How should Christians respond to the humanist ads?
I find it interesting that we as Christians are so willing to post fliers, posters, and advertisements, but we are unwilling to actually dialogue with others about our faith. Have we come to the point where the best we can do is post our thoughts on the side of buses and hope someone reads and responds to it?