Atheist Bus Campaign

The London Times reports on the new Atheist Bus Campaign sponsored by prominent atheistic writer Richard Dawkins.

“There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” That is the cheery message London buses will be carrying if Richard Dawkins, the atheist, can raise enough cash.

The slogan is to be daubed across 30 Westminster buses in retaliation for a series of bendy-bus Christian messages. CBS Outdoor, the bus advertising company, said that it would run the atheist ads in January. “Religion is accustomed to getting a free ride,” said Dawkins, who will match donations up to £5,500.

I would have to say that I worry less and enjoy life more knowing there is a God than I would if there wasn’t a God. Now compare Dawkins’ bus slogan to the closing words of Ecclesiastes and decide which is true wisdom.

“Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14)

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5 Comments

  1. Donna C. says:

    This is the saddest thing I have ever heard.

  2. Tom says:

    I think it is quite INTERESTING that they used the word “probably”!
    Is that a true atheist, or just a gamble?

  3. Sharon Gamble says:

    “The Gospel is so arranged and the gift of God so great that you may take the very enemies that fight you and the forces that are arrayed against you and make them steps up to the very gates of heaven and into the presence of God.” Streams in The Desert – Dec 18

    I am smiling, because I think it would be fun to pray and ask God to use those signs to make people think about HIM and that there just might be an eternal Being who cares what we think about Him. May God use these signs to lead people to Him, not away from Him. 🙂

  4. Ray Fowler says:

    Donna – I agree. Very sad.

    Tom – I am guessing they used the word “probably” to take a softer approach. If they said, “There is no God, so get on with your life,” they would face a lot more resistance to their message. I think instead of coming right out with their atheistic message, they are trying to sow subtle seeds of doubt.

    Sharon – Great quote from “Streams.” And a great idea to pray!

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