Monday, 26 January 2009
Found via the talented toomany tribbles, here are the latest tools in the Atheist Bus Campaign.
The campaign was begun by Ariane Sherine as a response to a bus advert she saw with the slogan “When the Son of Man comes, will He find Faith on this Earth?”. Although the slogan was in itself harmless enough, when she visited the website referenced in the ad, she found the somewhat more disturbing announcement that, as a non-believer she was "condemned to everlasting separation from God and then spend all eternity in torment in hell” and decided to do something about it.
A piece she wrote for the Guardian website quickly attracted moral and financial support and this month buses in London are trundling around the city with the energising slogan " There's probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life".
So much money was raised that an Underground card campaign has also been funded. There are four cards, with quotes from Albert Einstein, Emily Dickinson and Katharine Hepburn, as well as the classic Douglas Adams observation above.
I have mixed feelings about such an in-your-face atheist campaign (I'm far too polite) but I love these cards. I'd love to see them as bumper stickers - I'd buy one.