Here’s a funny little news item
that I just stumbled on. Apparently the British Humanist Association
joined together with atheist Richard Dawkins to create an advertising campaign promoting their cause. At first it appeared that the earnest advertisers weren’t going to be able to raise the dough but since then they have raised more than £49,000. It’s quite fun to read the reactions to this campaign. Check out Atheists fail to cough up for London bus ad
at Digg for example and also Atheist evangelising?
by Simon Barrow at the Guardian. Barrow says a lot of good stuff, but one paragraph particularly struck me.
But back to those bus slogans. The "stop worrying and enjoy your life" bit I find more problematic. Not because I want people to worry and not enjoy life, but because for so many people it is really difficult to do this right now. Which is why the real message that needs to get out there is about encouraging one another in active compassion.
At the very least, I think I’d rather ride on a bus that had this slogan than one that said something like, “Prepare to meet your Maker!”
A few more links: Church Times, MetaCatholic, Telegraph: Prof Richard Dawkins drives support for London's first atheist bus advert