Thursday, October 23, 2008

'No God' slogans on city buses in London

Think we would succeed with this endeavor in Chicago, New York or any other big city in the USA?

Bendy-buses with the slogan “There’s probably no God” could soon be running on the streets of London.

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.”

Richard Dawkins states:

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

We have been seeing stories in the news here and there about the atheist billboards popping up around the country, thanks to groups like the Freedom From Religion Foundation, but we need to do more to let other atheists know that they are not alone and to let them know and especially let the believers know that there are more of us non-believers than they realize.

6 comments:

Greg said...

I like the idea!
And what a great slogan!

PS: Hopefully you are doing better?

CyberKitten said...

I read that they had raised nearly £50K in 24 hours... [grin]

Stardust said...

greg, my ankle is getting better, the gout attack is gone, but now gotta get the back fixed and hopefully will be better in time for when our daughter visits at the end of November.

Stardust said...

cyberkitten, I read that too. If I won the lottery I would rent as much advertising space as I could find and post that slogan all over the place.

tina FCD said...

Cool idea.

Traceytreasure said...

Love, love, love the signs! I wish they were everywhere!!!