As from the Times Online “Richard Dawkins launches ‘There is no God’ adverts on buses across Britain”
In a nutshell:
The archsceptic professor Richard Dawkins today launched Britain’s first atheist campaign posting the message: “There’s probably no God. So stop worrying and enjoy your life” on the side of 800 British buses.
Organisers of the four-week campaign said they had included the word “probably” because they did not want to be dogmatic in the way that so many religious leaders are.
Reaction from Atheists:
Hanne Stinson, chief executive of the British Humanist Association, said: “The incredible response to the Atheist Campaign shows just how many atheists out there have been looking for a voice. Now that the buses are rolling out across the country, I feel sure that everyone with non-religious beliefs who spots one of these buses on the streets will be delighted to see what this amazing appeal has achieved.”
Reaction from religions:
Many Christian groups and churches welcomed the campaign for putting God into such a prominent position in the public eye.
Paul Woolley, director of the religious think tank Director of Theos, said: “We think that the campaign is a great way to get people thinking about God. The posters will encourage people to consider the most important question we will ever face in our lives.