There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life. — London advertising slogan paid for by gadfly atheist Richard Dawkins and the British Humanist Association
British “bendy-buses” — those monster 60-foot, articulated, people-movers — will soon be sporting light-hearted “God is dead” signs in a campaign reminiscent of Bobby McFerrin’s song Don’t worry, be happy. The British Humanist Association, with the help of Prof. Richard Dawkins, is footing the bill for what might be the world’s first advertising campaign aimed at discouraging faith in the Almighty.
The always happy-go-lucky Dawkins had this to say:
Religion is accustomed to getting a free ride — automatic tax breaks, unearned respect and the right… to brainwash children. … This campaign to put alternative slogans on London buses will make people think — and thinking is anathema to religion.
To some, it seems a bit unfair to heap atheist guilt on bendy-bus patrons who, frankly, need all the divine help they can get, given the unfortunate tendency of these behemoths to catch fire at inconvenient times.
At press time, God had not responded to my request for a comment.