Saturday, January 31, 2009

Religion and technology

So an organization called ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) started a billboard informational campaign to basically try and promote understanding of Islam and Muslims for the non-Muslims of North America. They've recently posted a billboard on the freeway I-94, that has a toll-free number 1-800-662-ISLAM (4752) and a website.

While I applaud their efforts and appreciate what they are doing, I've been having some trouble actually seeing this billboard. It's supposed to be near the Detroit airport. But this past month and a half I've gone to the Detroit airport a couple of times and I've never seen it.

So I'm starting to wonder where the heck did th
ey actually put that huge sign?

And how big is this billboard exactly?

Did they use invisible ink, perhaps?

If I can't see it, when I'm looking for it, then how are you supposed to get other people to see it???

So much for reaching out.

But it is interesting to see that religions are starting to make use of technology more and more. I mean, even the Pope has started his own Youtube channel. The goal of this channel is to reach out to religious Catholics as well as others and to "secure the Pope's presence on the web"(

I'm sure his channel is doing a better job though, than the never to be seen billboard.


Mrs. Cullen said...

you have been going towards the airport away from detroit so you wouldn't see it. i would see it because i am coming to detroit from ****** (the city in which i reside). Lately I have been taking I-96 to school so tomorrow I'll take I-94 and let you know if I see it. OK BYE.

Constructive Attitude said...

maybe they havent put it up yet. or maybe they did put it up. but a long time ago. orrrr maybe you misread what freeway it was located on. maybe someone took it down. maybe you were distracted by another freeway on the opposite many maybes. im sure it's there somewhere.
personally though, I think they could've made the billboard a little more eye catching and creative...just saying.

Rachel said...

Maybe it's one of those things that appears only to the people who need it the most.

Cheryl said...

Are you sure they've put it up already? I don't why they'd hide it. It's an awesome idea!

Also. The pope has his own youtube channel? I've totally gotta check it out. Sometimes he says funny things.

Artistic Logic said...

wow i didn't know that and thats pretty cool that they're investing in that....
i said "that" too many times in that sentence

i agree this board needs to be way more catchy...

Mrs. Cullen said...

i took 94 to work today even though 96 would take me soooooo much less time, just for you! and i couldn't find it anywhere! i almost got into a bizillion accidents because i would check the back of the billboard too by completely turning my head...anyways yeah i couldn't find it anywhere but then when i reached that big tire area i stopped looking because i forgot because some idiot in a lincoln that had tints was like driving up my *** even though i was going 80. they wanted me to go faster!! what the heck. and then they started flashing their lights at me. iw as like calm down and then i went 70 to make them more mad. psychos. they could have easily got in the right lane then cut me off but they didn't for the longest time..idiots. anyways. yeah so that made me forget. after they finally cut in front of me i finally remembered again and started searching..still i couldn't find it. sawwie love.

fuelMybrain said...

Well, at least you've shared it here with us... thanks!