Thursday, January 8, 2009

Seriously, though - there probably is no God.

I got a good belly-laugh today reading about the complaint lodged to the (I'd presume British) Advertising Standards Authority about the atheist bus ads.

You know, the ads that say, "There is probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life."

Apparently some eedjit wants to challenge the ads because - get this - it's "unsubstantiated" that there is probably no God.

HAH. Ho ho haha hee hee heee!

Quote (links theirs):

Hanne Stinson, chief executive of the British Humanist Association (BHA), said: "I’ve sought advice from some of our key people here, but I’m afraid all I’ve got out of them so far is peals of laughter.

"I am sure that Stephen Green [the guy who lodged the complaint] really does think there is a great deal of evidence for a God (though presumably only the one that he believes in) but I pity the ASA if they are going to be expected to rule on the probability of god’s existence."


Let me catch my breath here...


Oh, oh man. This is too good. The Ultimate 747 indeed!



    Yah, he's looking for his shred of evidence for god's existence right now...

    Hmmm, not under the couch, ahhh, maybe in the cupboard, no? How 'bout the junk drawer...

    And I think they weenie out with that "probably" thing.

    I like "The very idea of God is preposterous and hell is even more ridiculous. Have a nice day."

  2. I like your version of the statement too - the actual ad is so wishy-washy about it that I'm surprised that anyone is getting THIS worked up. (Though I shouldn't be... crazy Christianists, sigh.)