Atheist Bus Campaign - "evasive and nannyish collection of non-sequiturs"
In last week's Speccie - Charles Moore
The Atheist Bus Campaign poster says: ‘There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.’ Is this the best that the power of ratiocination in which people like Richard Dawkins put such faith (yes, faith) can manage? ‘Probably’ is a weak word, for a start, though I do see that the atheists would find it difficult to assert that there is ‘certainly’ no God. But if there is only probably no God, why would one stop worrying about this question? And how does His improbability make one able to enjoy life more? Those banners which one used to see at race meetings — ‘The end is nigh. Flee from the wrath to come’ — were less unsettling than this evasive and nannyish collection of non-sequiturs.