"Then it is dark; a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains." - John Cheever

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Atheist Advertising

I like the look of this campaign. I agree with the sentiment of course, but also the quite cheery tone of it. The UK's high-profile public atheists (Dawkins, Hitchens) can be a bit of a turn-off with their truculence and aggressive materialism. I think this is a bit more gentle and positive.

4 comments:

john said...

It'd be funny if one of the buses got hit by lightning.

Tom said...

Hilariously, Christian Voice have complained to the Advertising Standards Board on the grounds that this campaign is false as there is over-whelming evidence for the existence of God.

Tom said...

Btw, judging from the adverts appearing on our site, atheism is now big business. There's even an atheist dating service!

john said...

"[Contemporary man] is blind to the fact that, with all his rationality and efficiency, he is possessed by "powers" that are beyond his control. His gods and demons have not disappeared at all; they have merely got new names. They keep him on the run with restlessness, vague apprehensions, psychological complications, an insatiable need for pills, alcohol, tobacco, food – and, above all, a large array of neuroses." (Jung, 1964)