Tuesday, January 06, 2009

London Atheist Bus Ad Campaign

There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.

That's the message of a bunch of London atheists who have begun a massive ad campaign in response to a silly "Jesus Said" ad campaign already underway:

Today, thanks to many Cif readers, the overall total raised for the Atheist Bus Campaign stands at a truly overwhelming £135,000, breaking our original target of £5,500 by over 2400%. Given this unexpected amount, I'm very excited to tell you that 800 buses – instead of the 30 we were initially aiming for – are now rolling out across the UK with the slogan, "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life", in locations all over England, Scotland and Wales, including Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, York, Cardiff, Devon, Leeds, Bristol and Aberdeen.

From today's launch, two hundred of the buses will run in London, because the campaign was originally started as a positive counter-response to the Jesus Said ads running on London buses in June 2008. These ads displayed the URL of a website which stated that non-Christians "will be condemned to everlasting separation from God and then you spend all eternity in torment in hell … Jesus spoke about this as a lake of fire prepared for the devil". Our rational slogan will hopefully reassure anyone who has been scared by this kind of evangelism.


breakerslion said...

I'd like to see more of this, enough to contribute to a US campaign. Slogan suggestion:

Evolution. Because a God that "just happened" is even harder to believe.

Jennifer said...

Oh, wow. I like his.

yeahhh said...

Thats fantastic

Aaron Kinney said...

Ya it's a win for all us non-superstitious folk.

Linepithema humile said...

Mine would say "There is no god, now stop killing yourselves over him."

I love it, i wish something like this would happen in Christerica, im no good at maps-- i mean the U.S.A.

Anonymous said...

How about this: I’m an evolutionist, I know everything, hey – that means I am a god too!