Just when you thought public transportation was an answer to prayer in lieu of the gas crisis, comes this ri-dork-ulous story about Atheism, advertising and all things wrong with true free speech out of London.

double-dutch-busEvidently, there’s this dolt – Professor Richard Dawkins – who is backing the advertising play of the British Humanist Association to plaster those iconic double-decker buses (among others strolling downtown London) with the following slogan:

“There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.”

Right. Because when I am trying to get to work, collect my check and get there on time, God is usually top-of-mind.

Hanne Stinson, chief executive of the BHA, said: “We see so many posters advertising salvation through Jesus or threatening us with eternal damnation, that I feel sure that a bus advert like this will be welcomed as a breath of fresh air.”

Oh yeah. Anyone care to tempt fate? Ride this friggin’ bus! There you are – finger to the world, nose in the air and heart closed to the heavens – and get caught in traffic damned to be late to work. What happens? “Oh God, help me not get fired?!”

Believe me Hanne, the only fresh air you will be breathing when one of those buses break down is the smell of those riders messing their britches when they worry about how they are getting to the job without the boss thinking they are playing hooky.

As for me? If HiScrivener was based in London, I would be checking out a carpool from my church. At least then, I wouldn’t be a hypocrite when the check engine soon light comes on.


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