Saturday, October 25, 2008


The Atheists of British Humanist Association (HBA), supported by famous atheist Professor Richard Dawkins will put those words above on the buses in London soon. Thirty buses will carry that message for 4 weeks. The complete slogan is "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life".

They argued that religion provides people unearned respect and the right not to be offended, the right to brainwash children. Dawkins said, "This campaign to put alternative slogans on London buses will make people think - and thinking is anathema (accursed) to religion.

The atheists today are almost like a religion today. They have great faith in saying that there is no God. However these bunch are not so sure because they used the word, "probably", much like the many theories of scientists. And Dawkins was dead wrong in saying that thinking is accursed to religion. There are so many Christians who are great thinkers. So many great Christian organisations built in history that contributed so much to society that it would take a library to contain all the books.

I wonder how people can enjoy life without knowing they are loved by the Creator God who only has good intention for them. He even sent Jesus to die on the cross for humanity when they chose to ignore Him. To Dawkins and gang, Christianity is not do's and don't's but a life lived to its fullest meaning and fulfillment. At the end, I would like to stand before my Creator and hear Him say, "That's what you were on earth for!"

Rev Jenny Ellis summed up well when she said about this bus thingy, "This campaign will be a good thing if it gets people to engage with the deepest questions of life." She added: "Christianity is for people who aren't afraid to think about life and meaning."

No comments: