The British Humanist Society have just started their "Atheist Bus Campaign". Well done atheists, brilliant stuff. Dicky Dawkins and Poll Toynbee should be congratulated, at least by a Catholic Priest like me. I am going to get all my converts to read The God Delusion, partly because it is so second rate and badly argued it seems to provoke people into believing rather than disbelieving. I almost believe Dawkins to be a Christian, even Catholic, fifth columnist because as I have said before I don't believe in the God Dawkins doesn't believe in.
This type of initiative is worth supporting, it gets people talking about God and what atheism has to offer. I suppose I should suggest that for atheist to say, "There probably is no God" seems more like agnosticism than the full red blooded atheism of my youth. I hope they are not becoming flabby, maybe they are just a bit worried God may sue them so they are hedging their bets.
With so many passionate artists in the atheist camp you would think they could get something more visually exciting than this, come on Gilbert and George give them a hand.
The suggestion "Now stop worrying and enjoy your life", seems a bit empty, it just makes one want to ask: Why? especially if you have your money in Iceland. There must be an atheist who could come up with something better than this. The advert seems to indicate that atheism and perhaps atheists are, err...., just the tiniest bit dull. So do encourage them, Donate online now!
From BHS website
The Atheist Bus Campaign launches today, Tuesday October 21. With your support, we hope to raise £5,500 to run 30 buses across the capital for four weeks with the slogan: “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.”
Professor Richard Dawkins, bestselling author of The God Delusion, is officially supporting the Atheist Bus Campaign, and has generously agreed to match all donations up to a maximum of £5,500, giving us a total of £11,000 if we reach the full amount – enough for a much bigger campaign. The British Humanist Association have kindly agreed to administer all donations.
With your help, we can brighten people’s days on the way to work, help raise awareness of atheism in the UK, and hopefully encourage more people to come out as atheists. We can also counter the religious adverts which are currently running on London buses, and help people think for themselves.
As Richard Dawkins says: “This campaign to put alternative slogans on London buses will make people think - and thinking is anathema to religion.”