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Fun Friday: Forget the Super Bowl — Faith Ads Hit the Street by Bus

posted by Nicole Neroulias

As a new mom, I often improvise new verses to make those upteen renditions of “The Wheels on the Bus” more entertaining. Just when I thought I’d sung it all, a bunch of stories popped up this week about controversial bus ads — directing Muslims to leave Islam in New York, Detroit and Miami, calling Iran’s President Ahmadinejad a killer in Washington D.C., promoting either Christianity or atheism in London – and provided me with some new inspiration.

The ads on the bus say “There’s a God!” “No, There’s Not!” “Leave Islam!”

The ads on the bus hate Ahmadinejad, all through the town!

Now, I just have to figure out some child-appropriate gestures to accompany this new verse… I think I’ll go with an exaggerated helpless shrug and perhaps some comical head-shaking. The baby’s sure to love it! Then again, I could sing the phonebook to him and he’d happily bop along…

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Franzwa

posted May 29, 2010 at 9:33 am


This is insightful! Thanks for sharing. I reall do appreciate it.



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Robin Bishop

posted May 31, 2010 at 11:52 am


Obviously there is no correlation between the sexual crimes of priests and cardinals with the practice of celibacy. The truth is Catholic leadership are no more inclined to be normal than the general population. That is the optimistic view and their defense in the current abuse scandal. I really don’t think that allowing these guys to get married will reduce the likelihood that they will stop shuffling pedophiles from place to place. That institutional policy is a part of their social fabric. Such a policy is fostered by having a church that is state sponsored where their doctrines become law and laws hide criminal behavior.
They used to be able to take care of their problems clandestinely…as they also brought conformity to the doctrines that were dictated over time. I’m quite sure they don’t really think the problem is theirs. They see themselves as acting no different than ever.



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Eva Stavrinides

posted June 17, 2010 at 9:30 am


I think you should stick to the “original” nursery rhyme!



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