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Advertising watchdog rejects investigation into whether God “probably” doesn’t exist

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  1. Excellent. Probably one in the eye for all the god botherers

  2. Robert, ex-pat Brit 21 Jan 2009, 8:42pm

    “Some complained that the ad was offensive and denigratory to people of faith,” the ASA said today.

    Hmmmmmmmmm, so its ok when they lambast us, then its not offensive to us, right? Please…..these religious cultists want it both ways, always playing the victim when they can’t get their own way. Hypocrisy knows no bounds when one is an avowed cultist.

  3. Those people are about as big as idiots as the ACLU. If God doesn’t exist, then can someone please explain to me how in the hell we got here. And also how was the earth formed??? hmmmm…makes me wonder.

  4. You really have to be quite stupid to be taken in by any religious mumbo jumbo. I’d happily pay to get this ad placed on a Strathclyde Fire Brigade vehicle.

    Anyone up for it??

  5. “If God doesn’t exist, then can someone please explain to me how in the hell we got here. And also how was the earth formed???”

    Try educating yourself and we may not have to. Searching for ‘astrobiology’ should explain the first, and searching for ‘nebular theory’ should explain the second.

  6. All very well – but would the same bus companies still have gone ahead with a poster saying “There’s probably no Allah etc etc”

    Probably not… Don’t want to upset the Muslims. Christians are OK though…

  7. Well done by the ASA. Although I probably wouldn’t consider myself a Christian in any formal sense any longer, I certainly would not have found the adverts offensive when I did consider myself a Christian.
    What *is* offensive – whether it be Stephen Green or Archbishop Akinola, Lenin or Mao, is people who try to prohibit others who hold divergent perceptions from getting on with life in their own way. As long as they don’t interfere with others, naturally..

  8. Lori. Try reading a few science and biology books instead of fairy stories.

  9. Oh Lori If you haven’t had the basic curiosity to search for and read some of the many sensible scientific and philosophical explanations of why it is highly unlikely that there is a god and and of how the earth formed and how “we” got here, then I think you should not be quite so quick to call anyone else an idiot.

  10. Rick George 22 Jan 2009, 9:31pm

    Im glad that Mr Green cannot claim a victory for his intolerance on this occasion. As a Unitarian I have a spirituality that is open to other perspectives and though I believe in the existence of the divine and the spiritual aspect of the human experience I am not offended or threatened by this sign because I partially agree with its sentiment. The small God of religion, a jealous tribal deity, an egotistical tyrannical monarch who demands obedience on pain of death, an angry, vengeful, violent deity who inflicts unimaginable suffering for the most minor errors, that God does not exist to my understanding. I am not worried and I enjoy my life because my vision of God does not incorporate judgement and condemnation. Its high time all religion re-evaluated, enlarged and expanded its rigid, inflexible, outmoded and intolerant notions about the nature of God and life. The current paradigm of seperation theology and exclusivist philosophy it promulgates is pushing the human species toward its own extinction, causing killing, violence and war. Such destructive beliefs need to change. They are not working to create a peaceful and harmonious world of co-operation, compassion, and sharing. They are not working to bring people closer to God and each other. Now surely at their core these are the reasons we created our religions. But clearly they are not serving their intended purpose and so we need to take an honest look at which of the concepts they promote are not working and move away from these, or enlarge and expand them to include new information and understandings so they do work to bring people closer together and to the divine, and make the world a more loving place. The current religious paradigm is unsustainable. Anything that stimulates dialogue on these issues is a step in the right direction in my view.

    Rick George
    Publicity Co-ordinator for The Edmund Kell Unitarian Church

  11. “God”, is a generic term and covers every faith’s imaginary friend.

  12. john wilfred sharp 23 Jan 2009, 3:25am

    i have been offended by religious leis form birth
    forced into baptism against my knowledge at the time.
    stop religious lies and indoctrination
    the governments should protect the masses form all this religious unproven assessments

  13. Thank the Universe, I am both shocked and thrilled that common sense seems to have prevailed! I honestly can’t think of many occasions on which I was able to mutter these words. Hopefully this is a sign of more good to come!! Well done ASA, for not pandering to people with no real interest in ‘God’!!

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