Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What's happening in London?

"London's iconic red buses could be plastered with the slogan "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life," in an atheist advertising campaign responding to a set of Christian ads.

The campaign has already smashed its 5,500-pound target and the slogan is planned to hit the side of several London buses in January.

"We see so many posters advertising salvation through Jesus or threatening us with eternal damnation, that I feel sure that a bus advert like this will be welcomed as a breath of fresh air," said BHA chief executive Hanne Stinson.

Dawkins said: "This campaign to put alternative slogans on London buses will make people think -- and thinking is anathema to religion."

A Church of England spokesman said: "We would defend the right of any group representing a religious or philosophical position to be able to promote that view through appropriate channels.

"However, Christian belief is not about worrying or not enjoying life. Quite the opposite -- our faith liberates us to put this life into a proper perspective."

from: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=081028174358.ui5hekmi&show_article=1

We all can have our point of view, but hmmm that's strong statement for Dawkins to make - "thinking is anathema to religion." Anathema means "thing detested or loathed". So basically anyone who is religious detest thinking. Many of the great leaders and thinkers in the world (past and present) have been/are religious. Religion encourages us (mankind) to think and to become the best that we possibly can.

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