Atheist bus ads
Atheist ads can now be seen on buses in London and across the UK, thanks to the hugely successful campaign launched by the Guardian’s Comment is Free writer, Ariane Sherine. They read, “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life”. Originally, Ariane appealed for £5,500 to place ads on London buses to counter nasty Christian messages, Prof Richard Dawkins pledged his support, the BHA took on the organisation through the Just Giving website, and the whole thing took off. Donations streamed in from across the UK and abroad, eventually totalling over £135,000 (and rising).
Yesterday, the first buses were waved off by Ariane with BHA President Polly Toynbee, Vice-President Prof Richard Dawkins, philosopher Prof A C Grayling, and ‘Father Ted’ TV writer Graham Linehan.
Why “probably”? Richard Dawkins says he’d have preferred “almost certainly”. The BHA Explains.
Photo of Ariane Sherine & Richard Dawkins © Jon Worth / British Humanist Association.