Something special today? How about an atheist Bus Campaign
Do you remember that controversial bus advertising campaign from 2009? Ads from The British Humanist Association appeared promoting atheism on London buses following an effort to raise money funded by members of the public and the scientist and author Richard Dawkins.
The bus ads, which carried the tagline ‘There’s Probably No God. Now Stop Worrying and Enjoy Your Life’, provoked 326 complaints to the ad watchdog.
Now they are for sale on eBay.
Some complained that the ad was offensive and disparaging of people with faith. Others claimed the ad was misleading because the advertiser couldn’t prove that God ‘probably’ doesn’t exist.
Now the ads are being sold off on eBay and you can buy your very own for a mere £155. The ads have already picked up a dozen bids. The auction closes in five hours so there’s still time to get yourself a piece of godless bus advertising history.
Those who won’t be bidding are sure to include the Christian groups upset at the time and who retaliated against The British Humanist Association campaign and booked their own pro-religious ads on London buses.
They included one from the Trinitarian Bible Society carrying a line from Psalm 53.1: “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God”.