January 9th, 2009

science wins

atheist bus campaign and truthfulness

Complaints against the atheist bus campaign in Britain insist the ad is not truthful.

I find this incredibly laughable.

Forget that they are "offended". Of course they are. And we are offended by their ads. So what?

Here's the kicker, though.

The text of the ad reads "There is probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life."

The complainers say "It is given as a statement of fact and that means it must be capable of substantiation if it is not to break the rules [of the Advertising Authority]."

"Probably" is not a statement of fact.

Secondly, I'd like to see Christians have to prove their "statement of fact" that non-believers are going to burn in hell (which was the text of the ad that sparked this bus campaign).

If that's going to be their tactic, let's demand the same standards of "proof" from them. Let's convene a court and see if god shows up! Conduct an investigation and see if we can find testimonials about hell from people who have been there, or maybe the location of hell...

:)

The hypocrisy is truly astonishing.
science wins

people

My brother probably has a baby on the way. They think his wife is pregnant. I was talking to my mom today and she was saying that she is holding off telling my (very Catholic) grandmother about the pregnancy until it is confirmed by a physician.

Why?

Because my grandmother thinks of the potential pregnancy as if it's a real person and if the pregnancy turns out not to be true, she would mourn it as though she'd lost a real great-grandchild.

If I hadn't been sitting, I'd have fallen over on the floor.

This really doesn't improve my view of religious people. And while I know my grandmother is getting old and paranoid and forgetful, this is pure Catholic nonsense.