Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Atheist Buses

This is a wonderful story... Well, I thought it was moderately interesting when I saw it on the BBC, but the way the Guardian do it is priceless.

Richard Dawkins:

This campaign to put alternative slogans on London buses will make people think – and thinking is anathema to religion.

Here's a picture of the proposed atheist slogan:

In case you can't read it, it says "There's probably no God, now stop worrying and enjoy your life."

Alpha's current tagline is "If God did exist, what would you ask?" Past ones include "Who Cares?" and "Is there more to life?" One of the features of the current Alpha campaign, just in case you hadn't noticed where this was going, is that the posters tend to ask questions.

So Alpha posters ask questions. The atheist poster says that there probably isn't a God, so we should stop worrying and enjoy life. Richard Dawkins, noted atheist, when commenting on this says that thinking is anathema to religion. The Alpha posters make people think. The atheist ones say not to. Hmmmmm....

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