I see that there is a campaign to put atheist slogans on London’s buses.
The slogan reads ‘There’s probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.’
Its a pity they use the word ‘probably’. Its not an agnostic campaign. But I understand its due to British law not wanting to offend religious groups.
I preferred the slogans offered on Blood and Treasure.
Personally I think the campaign is a little misplaced:-
I think London Buses are the wrong place for the advert!
The British Humanist Association should instead have targeted Rangers and Celtic football clubs.
Both clubs with a history of sectarian troubles.
Imagine the strips:
Now wouldn’t those make a concerted campaign against sectarianism?
Given that they started the campaign this morning and got enough funds by 10.06am they should now really go for the Old Firm!
It’s backed by well known evolutionist Professor Richard Dawkins:
“Religion is accustomed to getting a free ride – automatic tax breaks, unearned respect and the right not to be offended, the right to brainwash children.
“Even on the buses, nobody thinks twice when they see a religious slogan plastered across the side.
“This campaign to put alternative slogans on London buses will make people think – and thinking is anathema to religion.”
Is thinking anathema to religion?
Stephen Green, of pressure group Christian Voice:
“Bendy-buses, like atheism, are a danger to the public at large.
“I should be surprised if a quasi-religious advertising campaign like this did not attract graffiti.
“People don’t like being preached at. Sometimes it does them good, but they still don’t like it.”
With no hint of irony either.