We British are a strange breed ! We are great at coming up with a campaign such as this one. I can understand why a campaign like this should be run, although I doubt it will have much effect.
Disputes about God’s and religion cause so many wars that it makes you wonder whether if there is a God he/she would allow such things to happen in the world.
Richard Dawkins has helped launch a £140,000 Atheist advertising campaign telling people “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.”
Ads will now run on 800 busses across the UK along with 1,000 adverts on the London Underground and two large LCD screens on Oxford Street. The cash for the adverts was raised after comedy writer Ariane Sherine launched a campaign to get enough money (£5,500) to have the slogan appear on just one bus.
However, within four days it had raised £100,000 in donations from the general public. In total it raised over £135,000, smashing its original target by 2,400 percent. Sherine said: “You wait ages for an atheist bus and then 800 come along at once.
She didn’t say: “I would like to thank God for our success.” Hanne Stinson, of the British Humanist Associations who supported the project said: “The incredible response to the Atheist Campaign shows just how many atheists out there have been looking for a voice.” However famous skeptic Prof Richard Dawkins added: “I would have liked to see stronger wording, rather than ‘probably’ it could have been ‘almost certainly’ no God.”
The buses will be running in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, York, Leeds, Newcastle, Dundee, Sheffield, Coventry, Devon, Liverpool, Wolverhampton, Swansea, Newport, Rhondda, Bristol, Southampton, Newcastle and Aberdeen.