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Is Nothing Sacred?

Is Nothing Sacred?

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And as I'm still awake despite having stupid levels of work to get through tomorrow, I thought I'd share my favourite news story of the year so far. Finally, it seems, there is going to be a definitive answer to that age-old question 'Is there a God?' And who will be answering this question? The Advertising Standards Agency

You see, as part of a campaign to prove that Atheism is an equally valid point of view as any other religion, a number of posters have been placed on the side of British buses. They read: "There's probably no God. So stop worrying and get on with enjoying your life."

Unsurprisingly, this has not gone down well with everyone. Specifically the vocal Christain groups who spend their time picketing Jerry Springer the Opera. They have made a large number of complaints to the ASA stating that the adverts break the law through making claims that cannot be substantiated. So now ASA has to rule whether that is the case.

Does anyone else find this as hilarious as I do?
  • Wait - a Christian group is saying that signs saying that there may be no God are breaking the law through making claims that cannot be substantiated? Did they stop and think that one through? There is no evidence either way about the existence of God/s! We don't know for certain that they exist and we don't know for certain that they don't exist, that is the whole point of 'belief'. If the athiest signs (which I saw on TV and really weren't that bad, get over it people!) are breaking the law by making unsubstantiated claims, so are churches all over the damn world with their little billboard/noticeboard things out the front.

    Sometimes I wonder where people's ability for rational thought has gone.
    • You have instantly grasped the fundamental source of my amusement. I have to admit, I occasionally feel a little sympathetic twinge for whatever poor sod got landed with that case at the ASA. Then I just laugh some more. Philosophical arguements aren't exactly empirical data.
  • I'm Catholic and all, but... ugh. Jesus-freaks. Ugh. I hate them so much. Sorry. Crazed christians = sore point.

    Who cares if the posters are on buses? Really! Obviously, those people are a little weak in their faith if they can get confused by a silly poster.

    People here would either make faces or bitch about it, but they can't really do anything al all.
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