Set your little illusions free

Posted by Tim Ireland at October 21, 2008

Category: Christ...

This entry was posted on
Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
at
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under Christ….

1. Via Daniel, I learn of a campaign to pay for atheist ads on buses. They’re currently at £5,094.66 with a target of £5,500, and Richard Dawkins pledging to match that amount:

2. Meanwhile for as little as £25, you could appear in the much-needed Chris Morris film turned down by C4 and the BBC. If you have less, feel free to pledge less.

3. Now, even though money has been proved to be an illusion of late, I can only afford one donation, and it’s going to be a small one. Perhaps a prayer to Jesus the Vampire Slayer will help me to decide between the two…

UPDATE – As I was writing this, the progress bar for the omnibus atheists jumped from £5,094.66 to £5,681.82. Thank you, Jesus the Vampire Slayer!

UPDATE (3:30pm) – Holy cow! It’s up to £22,855.81!

And, meanwhile and all that… prepare yourself for a bloody good laugh.

UPDATE – More at Media Watch Watch. “Gosh, what a lovely bus ad. It’d be a shame if something *happened* to it,” says the man who, on top of everything else, must be postively green with envy after his failure to beg his way out of the large hole he dug for himself. He was £90K in the hole a few months ago, and I don’t know exactly where he is with it at the moment, but I doubt he’d refuse the ability to raise (looks) £25,577.00!! in a day and a bit.

For another belly laugh or three, check out Stephen Green’s attempt to spin this campaign as a failure (“Richard Dawkins is so concerned that the atheist message is dying on its feet that he is to fund a humanist evangelistic campaign…”) and that ‘graffiti’ hint/threat in full:

‘I should be surprised if a quasi-religious advertising campaign like this did not attract graffiti. People don’t like being preached at. Sometimes it does them good, but they still don’t like it. The advertising space on a bendy-bus is just the right height as well. But the graffiti artists, and indeed the atheist advertisers will have to be quick or the bendy-buses will be off the road in Boris’s purge, taking the anti-God message with them. Bendy-buses, like atheism, are a danger to the public at large.

‘It occurs to me that the addition of just a few words from Psalm 14 would make the entire message Biblical: “The fool hath said in his heart …” ‘

[Ahahahahahahaha! Are you sure the ‘graffiti artists’ got all that, Stephen? Would you like to tell them where they can buy the spray paint as well?]








1 Comment

  1. Paul.Ferrari says

    The Daily Mash are right on target as usual :http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/blasph

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