They obviously take their religion seriously in Vancouver. Or maybe their atheism. It's the same coin they're tossing in the air, isn't it?
But those 2000 comments (closer to 2500 now) prove my point about comments becoming an independent genre in the past couple of years.
Frankly, I think the good folks at the Centre for Inquiry cooked this up as a publicity stunt. Everybody, but EVERYBODY, gets that Jim Pattison is an old-school go-to-meetin' evangelical Christian. It stands to reason that there might be some bumps in the road when you want to display your anti-God message on this God-fearing man's billboards.
So this is a real coup for the Centre for Inquiry. Got ten times the attention that a few billboards would have, and didn't have to pay a penny for it!
I suspect that at some level Mr. Pattison respects your PR savvy.