Bendy-buses with the slogan “There’s probably no God” could soon be running on the streets of London
The atheist posters are the idea of the British Humanist Association (BHA) and have been supported by prominent atheist Professor Richard Dawkins. The BHA planned only to raise £5,500, which was to be matched by Professor Dawkins, but it has now raised more than £36,000 of its own accord enabling it to have two sets of 30 buses with ads on it.
What is even more interesting than the fact that atheists are actively evangelising their faith of no faith, is the different church responses:
Stephen Green of pressure group Christian Voice said:
Bendy-buses, like atheism, are a danger to the public at large. I should be surprised if a quasi-religious advertising campaign like this did not attract graffiti. People don’t like being preached at. Sometimes it does them good, but they still don’t like it.
However, the Methodist Church said it thanked Professor Dawkins for encouraging a “continued interest in God”.Spirituality and discipleship officer Rev Jenny Ellis said:
This campaign will be a good thing if it gets people to engage with the deepest questions of life. Christianity is for people who aren’t afraid to think about life and meaning.
As a Christian I wish the church would be more like Jenny Ellis. We need to be prepared to engage in debate. I don’t agree with Prof. Dawkins, I don’t really like him, he comes across as incredibly single minded and arrogant, but I’m sure plenty of Christians do too. And as long as he keeps putting his views across we will be given a chance to share our thoughts on the purpose of life. There’s some of my thoughts, what do you think?