There is now a back lash from the fans of desert peasent fairy story land. This appeared in one of the leading British news papers today;
I wrote a replay, basically;Why run a bus advert to counter the American Humanist Association's (AHA) anti-God campaign? That's a good question. My first reason was a superficial one: for the fun of it. But the ads, which are running on buses in the Washington DC area and read "Why believe? Because I love you and I created you, for goodness sake – God", and feature the famous picture from the Sistine Chapel where God reaches out to touch Adam, didn't come cheap. I am not in the habit of raising $14,000 on a regular basis just for fun. There is a deeper reason that I and so many donors have been excited about our ad campaign: we have a forum in which to stand up and have our voices heard.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... s-religion
Then you have wasted your money.There is a deeper reason that I and so many donors have been excited about our ad campaign: we have a forum in which to stand up and have our voices heard.
There is virtually NO member of Government, or police, or the justice system, or local councils, or newspaper editors, or....or.... that are NOT bloody "christian" in the Western, and increasingly in the far Eastern world.
YOUR shower have had your say for nearly 2,000 bloody YEARS. You have dictated the laws, you have made the policies of Governments, you have dictated your will through the legal system, you have edited out counter discussion in your media, you have burned hundreds of thousands at the stake, or you have drowned countless numbers in village ponds, you have pressed, tortured, hung, drawn and quartered MILLIONS of people, MERELY because they were suspected of dissagreeing with your religion.
For you to now turn around and claim you "wish to be heard" is frankly laughable.
Quite pleased with that even if I say so myself ( ), for it is something that has been formulating in my mind for AGES, but would JUST not come into the clear. It just snapped into focus this morning.