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James Farnham-Long
'No God' slogans for city's buses

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7681914.stm

Buses with the slogan "There's probably no God" could soon be running on the streets of London. 
 
The complete slogan reads: "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life."

"This campaign to put alternative slogans on London buses will make people think - and thinking is anathema to religion." Hanne Stinson, Chief Executive of the BHA, said: "We see so many posters advertising salvation through Jesus or threatening us with eternal damnation, that I feel sure that a bus advert like this will be welcomed as a breath of fresh air. "If it raises a smile as well as making people think, so much the better." The buses will run in Westminster from January.


So .... what does everyone think? For or against?

Oct 21, 2008 12:00 PM
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Very interesting; but why would the religious community be *hurt* by the beliefs of others? I think Dawkin's point is not to change the minds or offend the religious; but rather show those who are flirting with aethism, or maybe questioning their childhood teaching that aethism is a socially acceptable choice, and one that you can embrace without fear or ostracism, such as may have been employed in the past. And, saying that Aethiests desire no control, do they not use in 'inner moral compass', one that lets them decide what is right or wrong? The same employed by those who follow religion, but choose which aspects they obey/ignore; eg ... Muslims who drink alcohol, Catholics who have pre-marital sex etc .... ?
October 21, 2008
Did you not read the article?
 
 
The atheist posters are the idea of the British Humanist Association (BHA) and have been supported by prominent atheist Professor Richard Dawkins.
 
"This campaign to put alternative slogans on London buses will make people think - and thinking is anathema to religion."
 
An eminant figure of the methodist church said; ""This campaign will be a good thing if it gets people to engage with the deepest questions of life. Christianity is for people who aren't afraid to think about life and meaning."
October 25, 2008
i thnk first u should find out who r the people behind this??wht r their objectives???why they want people to not belive on God???
October 25, 2008
Isn't that a little besides the point? So what you're saying is, aethiests beleive that they are doing something that doesnt matter, wheras (some, not all) religious followers think that same thing is wrong? That's always going to happen, as there is no complete list of moral guidelines that can be applicable for every situation. The morals of religious texts have been stumped with standard moral tests such as the man standing over the bridge looking at the runaway train carriage (a cross cultural study as well, google it!). Given that many of these rules were formulated during certain historical periods, they tend to focus on specific ares (agriculture, etc). What I was saying was, some religious people choose to follow all the rules "religiously", some choose which to break and then repent .... inner moral compass.
October 24, 2008
"do they not use in 'inner moral compass', one that lets them decide what is right or wrong? "
According to atheism , the individual is the one who decides what is right and what is wrong...For instance , you may permit yourself to drink wine regarding it is not a wrong deed...As a result ,you will drink wine through your entire life...On the other hand , drinking wine is forbidden according to religious people...Thus , when a Catholic drinks wine-as you have mentioned-he/she is aware of that he/she commits a sin...Consequently , he/she may seek repentence later....
October 24, 2008
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