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Saturday, 15 November 2008

On the buses – again

The American Humanist Association (AHA) have launched a bus campaign with an atheist message. They announced the $40,000 campaign – which they’re calling a “godless holiday” campaign – this week.

More than 200 placards will be placed in and on the Metro buses in Washington, DC, with the message that doing good is a human thing, and doesn’t require a belief in God or gods.

However, the Newsmax story linked to above says, “Some experts from religious groups criticized the AHA’s campaign, saying that morality and the intention to do good is based on belief in God.”

Experts? Experts on what? They’re twats. Arrogant ones, at that.

Peter Sprigg, vice president of policy at the conservative Family Research Council (FRC), told that sustainable morality is grounded in a belief in a higher being.

“I don’t think it’s possible to sustain long-term morality without religion,” Sprigg said. “If there is no higher being obliging humans to act morally and ethically, why should we do it?”

Sprigg emphasized he thinks that atheists can act morally, but he also said that society would shift towards greed and selfishness without a belief in a higher power.

Who does this pillock think he is to sit in judgement on those who can think for themselves without the need of some old scriptures to “guide” them? What utter drivel!

Then there’s that other waste of space, Bill Donohue, president of the conservative Catholic League, who responded to the AHA’s campaign in a press statement thus: “Codes of morality, of course, have always been grounded in religion. We know that militant secularists are busy flexing their muscles these days, but is it too much to expect them to act rationally?”

Rationally? Really? A Catholic nutcase talking about acting rationally? You couldn’t make it up!

The placards will read, “Why believe in God?”, adding, “Just be good for goodness’ sake.”

We have a bus campaign in the UK, too, of course, as we’ve reported on this blog here and here.

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