The Atheist Bus and the web campaign behind it

Atheist Bus

Atheist Bus

A blogger friend of mine, Jon Worth, has been part in kicking off this fantastic campaign in the UK, the Atheist Bus. What started as a wild idea in a Guardian column written by Ariane Sherine (who also has a blog), became realistic after a photoshop mockup and lots of entusiastic pledges in the pledgebank, support from the British Humanist Association, involvement from famous atheist author, Richard “The God Delusion” Dawkins, a Facebook group, a campaign site, and a donation site. As you can see, the campaign has more than  reached it donation goal:

The original idea was to fund one bus with one atheist banner (4,680 atheists could contribute £5) has now expanded – the new goal is to fund 30 buses across the capital for four weeks with the slogan: “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.”

There is going to be a lot of atheist busriding in the UK from now.

A friend of mine suggested another hardhitting atheist slogan: There is NO God. You are responsible!

The use of  “probably” can probably save the campaign from some litigations.

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5 thoughts on “The Atheist Bus and the web campaign behind it

  1. Surely it says “There’s probably no god” because, though a good one is impossible as it’s existence would contradict our experience of the world, there still could be one or more evil ones.

  2. Nice blog, Bente.
    About that “probably” . Could it be that it was written by an agnostic?
    Agnostics do not deny the existence of God. They simply have no proof of her existence or non existence.

  3. It is fun to speculate about the use of “probably”, but as far as I understand, they use probably for legal reason, in order to avoid being sued. Like Carlsberg, the beer company, that has “probably the best beer in the world” in their ads.
    It would be an intriguing thought is someone sued the Atheist Bus-people if they argued “There is no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life”. How could you prove they were wrong?

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