Sunday, February 08, 2009

there is probably no God campaign

The atheist posters are the idea of the British Humanist Association (BHA) and have been supported by prominent atheist Professor Richard Dawkins.
The BHA planned only to raise £5,500, which was to be matched by Professor Dawkins, but it has now raised more than £36,000 of its own accord.
It aims to have two sets of 30 buses carrying the signs for four weeks.
The complete slogan reads: "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life."
As the campaign has raised more than anticipated, it will also have posters on the inside of buses as well.
You can read more at the bbc site or the official atheist bus site.

Similar ads will be appearing on the TTC. See CityNews.

Some Christians are very upset at this. I'm not sure it's something we should get our knickers in a knot over. It is a statement on the part of atheists. I think we would all agree that free speech is important part of Canadian society. It would be interesting to see what would happen if an overtly Christian message was presented to the TTC for an ad [I suspect it would be rejected - that's a bigger issue].

But more than this, I think there is an opportunity for Christians to think and interact honestly and openly with people. The banner says "There is PROBABLY no God." What an opportunity to talk about the PROBABLY of God.

Now you can also make your own bus banner

1 comment:

Koffijah said...

I agree we shouldn't react with anger. What do we expect from them? They expect us to be angry.