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First they had the Christian ads. Now the atheists respond.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090106/lf_afp/britainreligionroadoffbeat_newsmlmmd

LONDON (AFP) – About 800 buses bearing the slogan “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life” set off on Britain’s roads Tuesday in an atheist campaign responding to a set of Christian ads.

The campaign, which will also see slogans plastered across London’s subway system, was paid for by more than 140,000 pounds (200,000 dollars, 150,000 euros) in public donations, the British Humanist Association said.

It was the brainchild of comedy writer Ariane Sherine, 28, who objected to the Christian adverts on some London buses that carried an Internet address warning that people who rejected God would spend eternity in “torment in hell”.

She sought five-pound donations towards a “reassuring” counter-advertisement and won support from the BHA and atheist campaigner Professor Richard Dawkins.

And guess what, it seems that atheist campaigner Professor Richard Dawkins is indeed pushing through with what he calls ‘militant atheism’. See these videos where he talked on the topic earlier.

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