Friday, 16 January 2009

MPs Object to “Atheist Bus Ads”

This isn’t on Al-BBC.

The following Early Day Motion:

That this House notes the recent advertising campaign based on London buses, There's Probably No God, the brainchild of the British Humanist Association; also notes the fact that the rationale behind it is that people can be less careful about their lifestyle choices and general approach to life's consequences by discounting the likelihood of a Creator and an afterlife; and recommends to Christian groups considering alternative advertising approaches to There's Probably No God to counter it with the simple addition of But What If There Is?

Why should “This House”, which is a body to make laws that affect everyone, need to recommend anything to Christian groups, especially considering that Christian groups have been advertising on any media available since that media was available.

Furthermore, why is it that the religious again impugn the moral integrity of atheists?  “people can be less careful about their lifestyle choices”.  WTF is THAT?  Where is their evidence that non-religious people are more immoral, more wicked, more depraved than the devout?  In fact, having to think about what is moral and what is not is good for the “soul”.  The MPs who endorse this EDM simply believe that they Sky Fairy just tells them what to do and that’s that.  I just hope they never come to believe that the Sky Fairy wants them to fly aeroplanes into buildings.

The Hall of Shame stands at six as at today’s date:

Conservative Party

Democratic Unionist Party


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