'Atheist bus' more like a bandwagon on highway to hell
Published 24/11/2008 | 00:00
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."
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.