From the TUC

Atheist bus campaign: timing not great!

07 Jan 2009, by Guest in Economics

I have my own views on the existence of God debate and this is certainly not the place to air them.  But as Nick Spencer points out there could hardly be a worse time to launch a campaign with the slogan “Stop worrying and enjoy your life”?  The organiser of the campaign said:

“You wait ages for an atheist bus and then 800 come along at once. I hope they’ll brighten people’s days and make them smile on their way to work.”

The fact that they are on their way to work at all should be enough to brighten people’s days in the current circumstances!

4 Responses to Atheist bus campaign: timing not great!

  1. Robert Day
    Jan 9th 2009, 11:32 pm

    Well, at least it’s better than adverts for Scientology on the buses, or for the Alpha Course – the last one I saw on a bus for that showed someone standing on top of a mountain, arms stretched wide in utter amazement at the vast panoramic vista spresad out below them, and the strapline said “Is that all there is?” My reaction was “Isn’t that enough for you? It satisfies me quite enough and puts me in sufficient awe of the wonder of the natural world without the need for a God or gods, thank you very much.”

  2. Red Joe
    Jan 13th 2009, 3:16 am

    As an atheist myself I think any time we can express our philosophy is a good time. Quite frankly, atrocities committed in the name of a deity that is apparently pleased with such horror according to the believers (9/11, 7/7, etc etc) or widespread abuse of minors thats conveniently ignored by members of the religion (the Catholic church) should be far more offensive to anyone with an ounce of common sense.

  3. Carniphage
    Jan 13th 2009, 12:55 pm

    Take a look at what is happening today in Gaza – and then say with a straight face: “What the world really needs is lots more religion.”


  4. Wolfsbane
    Feb 5th 2009, 3:55 pm

    “There’s probably no God, Now stop worrying and enjoy your life”
    This statement bluntly assumes that a person who believes in God, worries, and does not enjoy himself, correct? What else can be deduced from this? its a false assumption, and like most things lacks support. Just like an atheist would say, “but there is no support for the existance of God” . That is your choice, if you so choose to believe. Good for you. But why attack Him? Why decide that the Christian God is the one that does not exist? Is it that a certain part of you hopes He does not exist, so that you can live your life the way you please. And not feel guilty. Have no responsibility for your actions? Damn, I would live like a king then ! Take what I want and need.
    Who has to worry about God? Lets look an extreme end of the spectrum. Murder, rape, child abuse, woman abuse. So if God does not exist, does that now give me the right to enjoy myself, if that is my type of thing?
    Second question: If that is so important, not to worry about your actions, and enjoy your life, why not attack allah, or buddah?
    Is it because the people from UK are afraid of exploding things on trains? called bombs? Yeah, none off you will have the balls to open your mouth against a religion who will kill you if you do. Christians won’t. To be honest, you can do as you please. I find it funny, that you will choose to live a life as if there is no God, and find out there is, rather than to live like there is, and find out there isnt. To be honest, I enjoy my life, and worry about other things, like staying alive, and getting food. Come to Africa, we’ll make you realise there are things to keep you occupied, and have faith!
    Adios atheist foolish wanderers, i’ll think of you 1st of april.
    If you think about it, that was my opion. And people gladly follow the opinion of a person who puts signs on busses, telling them, “Hey man, do what you want, just don’t get caught by the police, law and order is still here, but give time”