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All aboard the atheist bus campaign! Battle for big ideas hits London buses (UPDATE: Donations now £151,094)

Liddle ol' me Avatar
8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
Guardian readers have responded to religious advertising on buses with their own advertising campaign. The slogan "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life" could now become an ad campaign on London buses.

This will be the UK's first ever atheist advertising campaign. It's been set up to counter the religious ads running on public transport, which featured a URL to a website telling non-Christians they would spend "all eternity in torment in hell", burning in "a lake of fire".

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

Full details here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/oct/21/religion-advertising
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/oct/21/religion-advertising

EDIT:

Just took a look at the fundraising effort so far: http://www.justgiving.com/atheistbus

Fundraising target: £5,500.00
Donations so far: £ 55,258.90
#2
They bottled it
#3
RedIron
They bottled it


:? What? Who? How? Why? When? Where? :?
#4
Isn't it Agnostic, Atheist is violently opposed to as opposed to non beliving, (I stand to be corrected)
#5
lool i love it, my personal favourite atm is when ufc fighters have the slogan "jesus didnt tap" on their shirts...very funny!
banned#6
They should defo do it...all the religious signs and talk all the time...


we cant say anything against other religions or its religious hatred....yet as an Atheist I cant basically say shut up?!

I might get a loudspeaker and preach the word of Chris...basically do what you want when you want cause there's nowt there thats gonna save you from an eternal life off nothing at the end
#7
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii141/bryanv98/JESUS_didnt_tap_NEW-1.jpg
#8
Funded by whom?

Edit. Well fairplay if people want to donate their cash to this but I'd have thought the money could go to a better cause. Atheist or not.
#9
What do you get when you cross an insomniac, an agnostic, and a dyslexic?

Someone who stays up all night wondering if there is a Dog
#10
Liddle ol' me;3259231
:? What? Who? How? Why? When? Where? :?


By putting there's "probably" no god

You don't see other religious groups saying something like;

There probably is a god

If you die you will probably spend the afterlife with 7 virgins

They should have come straight out and said there is no god.
#11
happy donkey
Isn't it Agnostic, Atheist is violently opposed to as opposed to non beliving, (I stand to be corrected)


(a) Theist: One who believes in the existence of a god or gods (or God)
(b) Agnostic: One who claims not to know or to be unable to know if a god exists
(c) Atheist: One who denies the existence of a god based on lack of evidence
#12
was stood outside having a sneaky fag this morning and got caught by the god squad wanting to convert me lol
#13
happy donkey
Isn't it Agnostic, Atheist is violently opposed to as opposed to non beliving, (I stand to be corrected)


Atheisim, as a principle, does not 'violently' oppose anything. An absence of belief cannot, by any stretch of the imagination, be violent.

Perhaps you're confusing it with the 'militant atheism' label conjured up by religious fundamentalists in a rather weak effort to discredit atheism.
#14
That's awesome! Wish I was in London to see them :)
#15
RedIron
By putting there's "probably" no god

You don't see other religious groups saying something like;

There probably is a god

If you die you will probably spend the afterlife with 7 virgins

They should have come straight out and said there is no god.


Ahhh... I see :thumbsup: But actually I agree with using "probably". After all, as Dawkins says, if you don't believe in 'god' because of lack of evidence then you must always keep your mind open to the possibility of a god if evidence ever came along. But I agree that it is highly unlikely such evidence will ever come along!
#16
Liddle ol' me
Ahhh... I see :thumbsup: But actually I agree with using "probably". After all, as Dawkins says, if you don't believe in 'god' because of lack of evidence then you must always keep your mind open to the possibility of a god if evidence ever came along. But I agree that it is highly unlikely such evidence will ever come along!



Get in that lake!!!!
#17
Liddle ol' me;3259274
(a) Theist: One who believes in the existence of a god or gods (or God)
(b) Agnostic: One who claims not to know or to be unable to know if a god exists
(c) Atheist: One who denies the existence of a god based on lack of evidence


Jeezeypeeps;3259296
Atheisim, as a principle, does not 'violently' oppose anything. An absence of belief cannot, by any stretch of the imagination, be violent.

Perhaps you're confusing it with the 'militant atheism' label conjured up by religious fundamentalists in a rather weak effort to discredit atheism.

Thankyou :thumbsup: It's just I had a discusion on the doorstep once with the God botherers :roll:got caught there :x
#18
Liddle ol' me;3259306
Ahhh... I see :thumbsup: But actually I agree with using "probably". After all, as Dawkins says, if you don't believe in 'god' because of lack of evidence then you must always keep your mind open to the possibility of a god if evidence ever came along. But I agree that it is highly unlikely such evidence will ever come along!


Exactly :thumbsup:

My Sunday school teacher couldn't provide evidence so I stopped going. Questioned why no chapters in the Bible were written by women......they couldn't answer that either and they still haven't.

Utter tosh.......

I believe in ME :-D
#19
Just took a look at the fundraising effort so far: http://www.justgiving.com/atheistbus

Fundraising target: £5,500.00
Donations so far: £ 55,258.90

:w00t: ---- :-D
banned#20
choc1969;3259361
Exactly :thumbsup:

My Sunday school teacher couldn't provide evidence so I stopped going. Questioned why no chapters in the Bible were written by women......they couldn't answer that either and they still haven't.

Utter tosh.......

I believe in ME :-D


Ever read the DaVinci Code? a lot of points about women and the bible, tis interesting...obvo some fiction but also some fact
#21
ODB_69;3259373
Ever read the DaVinci Code? a lot of points about women and the bible, tis interesting...obvo some fiction but also some fact


Have read a lot of Dan Brown's books and love the way the Catholic church poo pooed everything in them lol I need to go to Rome and The Vatican City now

Also read the God Delusion........I should be Agmostic as i believe in aliens :?
#22
Just watch the rate that this campaign is collecting money this morning! It's now at

Donations so far: £55,659.90

That's more than £400 extra since my last post!!

http://www.justgiving.com/atheistbus
banned#23
choc1969;3259423
Have read a lot of Dan Brown's books and love the way the Catholic church poo pooed everything in them lol I need to go to Rome and The Vatican City now

Also read the God Delusion........I should be Agmostic as i believe in aliens :?



ooh...I do too...maybe I should be on too then

yeah I know what you mean, I've read them all too...very entertaining...but has made me want to go to Rome too..I want to take Angels and Demons and use it as a 'where to go'...the artwork sounds fantastic
#24
Atheism FTW! Religion is evil and causes wars!
#25
Donations so far: £ 58,035.58

That's an extra £2,500 in the last forty minutes! My faith in humanity is restored once more! :-D
1 Like #26
Mardyass
was stood outside having a sneaky fag this morning and got caught by the god squad wanting to convert me lol


dang i feel like having a fag now.
banned#27
kippy;3260300
dang i feel like having a fag now.

mmmmm


niocotine ........
#28
God hates smokers and will punish all three of you in the AfterLife :thumbsup:
#29
lol think we're burning in hell already so no hope for us. and it's our choice (yay to self-affirmation and our atheism). lol.
banned#30
kippy;3260723
lol think we're burning in hell already so no hope for us. and it's our choice (yay to self-affirmation and our atheism). lol.

LOL


LOVE IT

Well said Kippy :-D


besides...if there is a god...why did he invent fags? and surely he gave man freedom of choice...therefore its all his/her/its fault
#31
Saw this article yesterday, cracked me up, think its a great slogan they are going to use!
banned#32
jellybaby22;3261044
please tell me u mean cigarettes..and u have not become a member of westboro baptist church....:o

loooooooooooooooooooool


Good call!


no I definitely meant fags of the smoking variety....

I have never smoked a human....




YET:p
#33
I believe in god and will pray for all you unbelievers
#34
Why do they feel the need to push this?

Christians believe Christianity so they push that.
Jews believe in Judaism so they push that.
Athiests believe in nothing so they push...... nothing?
#35
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii78/chesso_photos/atheistbus.jpg

Looks good to me.
#36
Another point, do people of religion really worry that much?

I don't believe in any religion as such but wouldn't call myself an atheist.
#37
matt3454
Why do they feel the need to push this?

Christians believe Christianity so they push that.
Jews believe in Judaism so they push that.
Athiests believe in nothing so they push...... nothing?


I'm sure you can come up with a few answers if you strain... :thumbsup:

“A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.” (Oscar Wilde).
#38
matt3454;3261270
Athiests believe in nothing so they push...... nothing?


Athiests don't believe in 'nothing', nihilists do that :thumbsup:

http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/3316/nihilistslx7.jpg
#39
jah128
Athiests don't believe in 'nothing', nihilists do that :thumbsup:


Excellent - I was hoping this thread would take a postmodern twist! :-D
#40
These guys are lame. What a waste of money. Send it to charity instead I say.

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