Atheism on the buses
Do you ever get annoyed by those religious ads you see plastered all over town? TV comedy writer Ariane Sherine does, so she wrote an amusing article for The Guardian suggesting that atheists club together and pay for their own.
She calculated that if she could get 4,680 atheists to contribute Â£5 each, that would pay for an ad on a London bendy bus for a two weeks. The slogan: “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and get on with your life.”
Whether or not she expected to be taken seriously, her idea caught the imagination of political blogger Jon Worth who set up an online Pledgebank.
There’s still a long way to go before the target is reached, but surely it is worth a go. Just imagine the outraged squeals of offended religionists! How dare atheists express their opinion in public?
You can also sign up via Facebook. Go on. Spread a little godlessness.
UPDATE 08.07.08: The battle is hotting up! Pharyngula has just revealed that this billboard has just appeared in Seattle:
UPDATE – January 9, 2009: TheAtheist Bus Campaign has truly gone global. See latest report here.