So, Toronto Transit is/was in discussions with Ashley Madison for an advertising deal on their vehicles. Ashely Madison is an adult website catering to individuals wanting to have an affair. I just tried googling them…that’s all they do, apparently.
Anyway, the ad they wanted to carry with Toronto Transit was “Life is short. Have an affair.”
All notions of morality ignored, just a little thought (just a little!) shows this to be an incredible dumb option to be considering. Basic understanding tells you that partners are a valuable setup to raise children or even just to live life. Further, it follows that encouraging the breakup of that partnership can only lead to more significant problems that you had before. It’s just too simple, people.
Ashley Madison’s response to the controversy is interesting as well. Paraphrased, “We have a right to exist and advertise in the public like every other business…our society is a society of tolerance.”
What they’re really saying is that we have no moral boundaries. I phrase this thought as “What do you expect in a world without God?” There’s no real reason to follow any rules at all. If there is no ultimate thing to which we can all agree on, than it is our base instincts which are the ultimate. And our baseness is profound.
So, tip of the hat to Toronto Transit for being in discussions with Ashley Madison on this. Poor, just poor.
And, think again what it means to have Ashley Madison respond with their “right to exist” argument. It’s true isn’t it? You can’t expect others to follow your rules. That means anything and everything is a go.