Friday, 24 October 2008

There's Probably No God

The British Humanist Association's bus advertising campaign, comprising posters with the message "There's probably no god, now stop worrying and enjoy your life", has certainly ruffled a few feathers.

Ariane Sherine's article on Comment Is Free attracted over 2000 comments, which as far as I am aware is a record for that site. A follow-up posted yesterday afternoon has already attracted over 600. Many of these are supportive, but others seem to be seriously put out by the campaign.

Goodness knows (pun intended) why. After all, atheists have put up with public proselytising by Christian and other religious groups for many years - the advertising of the Alpha Course is particularly prominent at present - with very little in the way of protest. But god forbid (yes) the non-believers begin to fight their corner!

In related news, I bought a ticket today for a music & comedy night at the Hammersmith Apollo on 21 December, entitled 'Nine Lessons & Carols For Godless People', with Richard Dawkins, Mark Thomas and Ben Goldacre among others. If you fancy joining me there...

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