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Posted on 03/14/2009 5:57:19 PM PDT by Salman
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The atheist bus campaign began in England with London comedy writer Ariane Sherine and signs that read "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life." Funds were collected by the British Humanist Association, and Richard Dawkins pledged to match donations up to £5,500. The ads are on some 600 buses and in many tube stations. So far only one bus driver has refused to drive his bus because of the ads.
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The idea for an atheist bus campaign is now global and includes nations in Europe, Australia, North America, and South America.
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(Excerpt) Read more at skepdic.com ...
Also a couple of interesting signs against atheism.
Act like a communist???
Heh, heh. Probably.
You sure it was atheists who put up those signs?
Ironically at the same time Muslims are bending Britons over.
I’m surprised the Jihadists of TROP haven’t put the kabosh on this.
How come the Middle East is being left out? ;)
In any way you want because there is nothing you can't do -- and pray (to what?) you're right... I hear eternity is a rather long time.
“”There’s probably no God”
Doesn’t that make it an agnostic bus?
You don’t have to act like a communist to believe there’s no God. ;)
What is it about atheists and bus riding, anyhow? It’s such an interesting sociological phenomenon. I can’t quite decide, do bus riders need proselytizing, or is their atheist faith weak and in need of shoring up?
But you do have to believe there is no God to be a communist...
Sorry, that’s absolutely untrue. There’s a lot of history of Christians who believe in communist ideals and communism itself.
It is people with faith in God who are enjoying life, We arent worried, it’s the atheist who is worried and trying to make himself feel better by strength of numbers in idiots who dont believe. A true athesit wouldnt spend half his life trying to convince others there is no God.
Thanks for posting this.
A very interesting read.
You ever read the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx? It is the "Bible" of Communism written by the founder of Communism. Let's just say it takes a dim view of religion...
Athiests and Theists (Christians) have taken opposite sides of an unprovable argument. As an agnostic (raised catholic, altar boy when we still spoke latin so don’t give me any crap) I can neither confirm nor deny..still keeping an open mind. Morality is crucial to our form of government and I fear it is sadly lacking. More’s the pity.
...but as the old mobster in “Casino” said, why take the chance?
It seems that religious groups should have equal time on bus ads.
there are theists who are absolutely certain that there is a G-d and there are theists who hold that it is very likely.
I’m not denying that at all. But the fact is, plenty of Christians are communists.
Exactly! Rather believe and be wrong than not believe and be wrong. ;-)
Here in Chicago I've seen bus ads for Islam, but none for atheism.
Maybe it's a question of who has money for ads in what markets. After all, most atheists aren't members of anything.
Why do they assume that believers worry?
I thought atheism was official commie dogma. In which case, I don’t understand how a Christian or any other kind of deist can be a communist.
I believe in psychological parlance, this is known as "projecting".
Perhaps we need a Christain version that says:
"It's all in his hands. Do not be anxious for anything."
"I have read the last chapter, we win."
Liberal “Christians” in name only.
True born again Christian believers cannot be communists because communism is inherently anti God. The communist’s final authority is the State. The true born again Christian’s final authority is in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and God’s Holy Word, the Bible.
But if you're an atheist you don't have a logical reason to act like a capitalist unless you're already rich and powerful. Communism is the logical choice of those "have-nots" unconstrained by Christian principles.
These people that are pushing atheism so hard are pure Kenites and have no idea what kind of Judgment they are bringing upon themselves.
To bad someone with money can’t put up signs “There is no Richard Dawkins. Now don’t worry and get on with your life.”
"There's probabily is no co-pilot on my ship"
That’s what I was thinking too!
Richard: Please use Darwinian Theory to explain why humans worry about God if he doesn’t exist.
Hedging their bets, eh?
There are no atheists in foxholes.
False. Case in point: Me. Being an atheist doesn't alter the logic of being a capitalist. Capitalism isn't a religion, and God has nothing to do with capitalism.
Communism is the logical choice of those "have-nots" unconstrained by Christian principles.
False. Communism isn't a logical choice at all, it's a choice of emotion.
There are a lot of Christians who believe Jesus was a model communist.
Don't shoot the messenger, but look around, you'll find tons of info on this.
The idea isn't to convert people who are actively hostile to atheism, but to attract fence sitters. Still a very weak message. Dawkins doesn't want to offend any agnostics or something.
Here's an unequivocal one based on the assumption that most non-believers are hiding it:
A Streetcar Named Disbelief http://friendlyatheist.com/2009/02/04/advertising-atheism-in-new-orleans/
An atheist could be someone sitting next to you in church, afraid of being ostracized by the community. Or so the authors of this ad in New Orleans are expecting.
Well then, I think they're grossly fooling themselves.
I can’t prove whether God exists or not, but I choose to believe he does. If I’m wrong, when I die that will be the end of me and I’ll simply wink out of existence. If I’m right, I’ll live on in spirit.
All in all, I think I made a pretty logical choice.
It’s actually a logical stance. Why were humans given logical spiritual and cognitive understanding in the first place? It was the Lord that provided our home and Satan to tear it down. It was left up to the human population to make that determination. A rabbit keeps silent.
They are sadly mistaken though, to a disgusting degree..
Jesus taught to “render unto Caesar what is Caesar's”....Never any mention of forcible redistribution of wealth by govt. decree.
The funny part is, that conservatives give a LOT more to charity than our loving, bleeding-heart counterparts.
I have always found that conservatives are far less concerned with wealth than liberals are. Most likely because we respect our Creator and know there is an afterlife, therefore our material belongings arent everything..
On the other hand, if your a lib atheist and believe this world is all there is, of course you wanna create some phony-baloney socialist utopia.
Logical? Seems like a horribly cynical one, to me, like you're just tyring to cover the bases, as opposed to a true believer who can't ignore what he sees as the truth and embraces that only because it IS the truth. Choosing to believe something because it's better than nothing, literally, doesn't seem logical at all. IMHO, of course.
Not at all. As I said, I CHOOSE to believe. I made the choice to believe in God precisely because I DO believe he exists. I do have a very curious mind, however, so I like to entertain alternative theories, like the possibility that he does not exist.
To me, it’s fascinating to look at ALL angles, not just the one. It strengthens my faith, not diminishes it. I’ve found that exploring the assumption that God doesn’t exist and looking at all the evidence pro and con only reinforces my believe that he does exist, and that the universe we live in didn’t just happen by accident.