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There's Probably No God

It's a rare beacon of rationality in a world increasingly poisoned by religious extremism, and a sign that the enlightened are finally hitting back at fundamentalist propaganda. The British Humanist Association (BHA) will pay for the slogan "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life" to be displayed on buses in London from January, and potentially in Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh. 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. If it raises a smile as well as making people think, so much the better." The man who wrote the best-selling The God Delusion, Professor Richard Dawkins, supports the campaign: "Religion is accustomed to getting a free ride - automatic tax breaks, unearned respect and the right not to be offended, the right to brainwash children. Even on the buses, nobody thinks twice when they see a religious slogan plastered across the side. This campaign to put alternative slogans on London buses will make people think - and thinking is anathema to religion." That says it all really. Personally speaking, I'm deeply opposed to organised religion, particularly the rapidly encroaching threat of Islam, and the long-running hate campaign we like to call Christianity - both of which threaten to drag civilisation back to the middle ages. I don't necessarily believe religion should be banned, but it should certainly be discouraged. A bit like smoking, in fact. I can't wait to see the Truth displayed on buses. In fact, I think it's a Godsend.

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