Wednesday 7 December 2016

'Atheist bus' more like a bandwagon on highway to hell

Published 24/11/2008 | 00:00

The death of 'Baby P' has provoked public outrage and led to suggestions Britain has lost its moral compass
The death of 'Baby P' has provoked public outrage and led to suggestions Britain has lost its moral compass

We shall have some sport, I daresay, in January when the "atheist bus" arrives in Belfast with full fanfare. The "atheist bus" is already established in London: it is a public transport bus, or series of buses, carrying the advertising message: "There is probably no God. So relax and enjoy life."

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The advertising campaign has cost around stg £100,000. It was all started up by -- predictably -- Professor Richard Dawkins, the neo-Darwinist scientist and atheist campaigner. He put down a deposit of some £8,000, and the rest came from public contributions -- mostly from readers of The Guardian newspaper, in which the campaign was publicised.

It says something about the affluence of Guardian readers that, in a time of recession, they can contribute £90,000 to a bus campaign dissing the notion of God.

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