Friday, October 24, 2008

The atheist bus


"The Atheist Bus Campaign launched Tuesday October 21 2008. With your support, we hope to raise £5,500 to run 30 buses across the capital for four weeks with the slogan: "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life."

Professor Richard Dawkins, bestselling author of The God Delusion, is officially supporting the Atheist Bus Campaign, and has generously agreed to match all donations up to a maximum of £5,500, giving us a total of £11,000 if we reach the full amount - enough for a much bigger campaign. The British Humanist Association have kindly agreed to administer all donations.

With your help, we can brighten people's days on the way to work, help raise awareness of atheism in the UK, and hopefully encourage more people to come out as atheists. We can also counter the religious adverts which are currently running on London buses, and help people think for themselves.

As Richard Dawkins says: "This campaign to put alternative slogans on London buses will make people think - and thinking is anathema to religion."

In the event they've raised £ 97,064.50 in 3 days!

So much for recession peeps! Now why didn't RBS think of that? And are there buses in Iceland BTW?

I wonder what slogan I'd put on a bus? "Stop worrying and enjoy yourself? Are you my Mum then?" Or perhaps "The Devil now wears Primark" or maybe "From Alchemy to Infamy - A trader's winter tale"


Blogger BarbaraS said...

Slogan on a bus? Um. No seriously, that's it: um. Leaves a bit of room for graphito artists...

8:04 pm  
Blogger Colin Will said...

"No roads were dug up in making this route"

11:19 pm  
Blogger Lucy said...

The 'probably' made me smile.

Quite a brave thing to do, though the idea that it will make people think I'm too cynical to think of as anything but a vain one...

6:41 am  
Blogger PI said...

The 'probably' makes it an oxymoron does;n't it?
'Please leave the world as you would wish to find it. And the loo.'

6:47 am  
Blogger apprentice said...

all good solgans folks. I liked the
"probably" too - but that's just because we Brits are polite, heaven forefend we offend someone -mind you that expression isn't much use to an atheist either.

12:38 pm  
Blogger Colin Will said...

There are buses in Iceland. I can't remember what slogans they had on the side, if they had any. Our tour bus broke down in the middle of nowhere, but was repaired quite quickly. "Wonderful country, nice peeps, crap banks" would be my suggested slogan.

11:40 pm  
Blogger tea and cake said...

'Stop! Have some tea and cake!' would be my slogan, of course.

6:55 pm  

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