Yesterday marked the launch of Britain’s first atheist ad campaign on buses. The idea was conceived by a woman named Ariane Sherine. Her plan was to place ads promoting atheism on 30 London buses. But then Richard Dawkins and the British Humanist Association got behind the campaign. The groundswell of support grew so strong that eventually enough money was donated to the cause to place ads on 800 buses!
You can read all about it in a Times Online article entitled “Richard Dawkins launches ‘There is no God’ adverts on buses across Britain“.
I think it’s very exciting to see this kind of continued interest generated in “the God issue”. Contrary to what Dawkins has been quoted as saying, thinking is not anathema to religion. Jesus urged his followers to love God with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength. I hope the bus campaign awakens secular Brits, who might not normally ponder the metaphysical, out of their slumber in order to ask and seek the answers to the big questions of life.
What do you think of the campaign?