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The best campaign. Ever.

Atheist Bus Campaign kicked off in London and I need to say I simply *l*o*v*e it. I especially dig the slogan...

THERE'S PROBABLY NO GOD. NOW STOP WORRYING AND ENJOY YOUR LIFE.

This whole thing really made my day and it fits so nicely in all this past-xmas craziness.



About my atheism..... I took a test called Belief O'Matic a while ago and here are the results... #1 and #27 made me particularly happy. So...... what's your relation with religion?

1.  Secular Humanism (100%)  

2.  Theravada Buddhism (97%)  

3.  Unitarian Universalism (97%)  

4.  Liberal Quakers (85%)  

5.  Neo-Pagan (76%)  

6.  Nontheist (72%)  

7.  Mahayana Buddhism (69%)  

8.  Taoism (63%)  

9.  New Age (59%)  

10.  Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (58%)  

11.  Jainism (52%)  

12.  Orthodox Quaker (52%)  

13.  Reform Judaism (43%)  

14.  Hinduism (42%)  

15.  Sikhism (41%)  

16.  Bahá'í Faith (32%)  

17.  New Thought (30%)  

18.  Scientology (30%)  

19.  Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (23%)  

20.  Seventh Day Adventist (23%)  

21.  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (20%)  

22.  Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (16%)  

23.  Orthodox Judaism (16%)  

24.  Eastern Orthodox (13%)  

25.  Islam (13%)  

26.  Jehovah's Witness (13%)  

27.  Roman Catholic (13%)

 


Comments

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gorkabear
Jan. 7th, 2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
There is a similar campaing going around here but I can't find the news for you. Damm it!
paterson_si
Jan. 7th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
The more the better. I think that 21 Century should slowly start being a proper time to throw religions of the throne.
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estudioso
Jan. 7th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
ha! I just read it in the NYT and thought that it was genius.
paterson_si
Jan. 7th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's brilliant. I really like it. And it's about time. Oh, how I love Europe. :)
london1967
Jan. 7th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
Those buses are SO going to go to hell! LOL!

They could be right, or wrong, I don't know the answer...
paterson_si
Jan. 7th, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
They use "probably" in the slogan and you should have no doubt about the second sentence, right? :)
darkageofmatt
Jan. 7th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
I wonder if something powerful like this will ever make it to ANYWHERE in Italy, Vatican City roommate...
Hmm,I already know the answer.
london1967
Jan. 7th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
E' soltanto questione di tempo...
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mikiedoggie
Jan. 7th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
I am definitely a secular humanist.

Or else the Anti-Christ. Wait, I'm agnostic. That can't be right.
paterson_si
Jan. 7th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
Now make up your mind. :)
dan4behr
Jan. 7th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
I think this would make our almost-Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin's head spin...
paterson_si
Jan. 7th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
If she was able to get the meaning of it all. :)
dendren
Jan. 7th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
oh, looky bus 42 express to hell is about to arrive at the stop :)

I have a hard time pin-pointing exactly what the hell I am religion-wise. I believe in *something* of a higher power type but also tend to fall into humanism with a dash of buddhism, I think. In the end, I just want to live my life as a good person, good to others, love others and be loved.
paterson_si
Jan. 7th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
"I just want to live my life as a good person, good to others, love others and be loved."

You couldn't have put it better, P.... my life philosphy is enjoy life without hurting the rest in the process.

And I believe only in people. I know they can fail me sometimes, but rewards are fantastic.
inbhirnis
Jan. 7th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
I was actually going to post about this, too, having seen it on the BBC website, and to make a little post about how great it was to be back in a truly secular country for a couple of weeks - you know, one where people are free to practice whatever religion they want (OR NONE), but organized religion is no longer given a pedestal to impose its morality on those who don't follow it.

I even saw an interesting show on a Sunday on the BBC which was a discussion about morality and ethics, and it challenged the idea that you can't have any unless you're a Christian. There were religious folk, and non-believers and a thoughtful audience. Such a show here would be 'controversial'.

Oh, and the UK is getting ready to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Darwin - another 'controversial' idea among the knuckle-draggers here.

For what it's worth, here are my quiz results:


1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (94%)
3. Nontheist (79%)
4. Liberal Quakers (77%)
5. Theravada Buddhism (73%)
6. Neo-Pagan (64%)
7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (58%)
8. Taoism (53%)
9. New Age (44%)
10. Mahayana Buddhism (42%)
11. Reform Judaism (40%)
12. Orthodox Quaker (34%)
13. Sikhism (31%)
14. Jainism (27%)
15. Scientology (25%)
16. Baha'i Faith (22%)
17. New Thought (22%)
18. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (20%)
19. Hinduism (20%)
20. Seventh Day Adventist (18%)
21. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (15%)
22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (15%)
23. Eastern Orthodox (12%)
24. Islam (12%)
25. Orthodox Judaism (12%)
26. Roman Catholic (12%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (5%)
paterson_si
Jan. 7th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
Yes, how we love certains parts of Europe where having a belief is not a must, but an option. :)
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paterson_si
Jan. 7th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
Well... I think that with "probably" they just wanted to avoid too much of a screaming, which will probably happen. And I surely did the second part of the slogan. :)
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tilia_tomentosa
Jan. 7th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
You know that I have issues with atheism (different type of Communist rule, remember)? :) But I promise to do the quiz and post the result. And this comes just as I was thinking of posting about that crazy preacher-like guy on our regional cable TV, but then I got distarced with the natural gas problem between Russia and Ukraine that affected Bulgaria too.
paterson_si
Jan. 7th, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
I have absolutely no issues with atheism... and religions and "religions"... communism was a very strong religion that was fed to the people. I decided to step away from external "what to do" lessons and I try to rely on my own set of values. It's painful sometimes, but it's my own set.
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badrobot68
Jan. 7th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
That would never fly in my country. :(
paterson_si
Jan. 7th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
I once read that being an atheist or stating you're one is one of the greatest "sins" in the US,
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coloradofather
Jan. 7th, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
Here is mine, sweetie... not too far from yours:

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Liberal Quakers (96%)
3. Secular Humanism (95%)
4. Theravada Buddhism (93%)
5. Taoism (85%)
6. Neo-Pagan (79%)
7. Mahayana Buddhism (78%)
8. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (72%)
9. Jainism (67%)
10. New Age (66%)
11. Nontheist (65%)
12. Orthodox Quaker (65%)
13. Sikhism (52%)
14. Reform Judaism (51%)
15. Hinduism (45%)
16. Baha'i Faith (45%)
17. Scientology (44%)
18. New Thought (41%)
19. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (36%)
20. Seventh Day Adventist (30%)
21. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (25%)
22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (24%)
23. Islam (23%)
24. Orthodox Judaism (23%)
25. Eastern Orthodox (15%)
26. Roman Catholic (15%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (13%)
paterson_si
Jan. 7th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
We're so..... normal... right? :)
mitjablazic
Jan. 15th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
My relationship with the religion.... that's a question!
Well I was raised roman chatolic ... during my identity crises caused by the discovery and nonaccepance of my homosexuality I was very much involved with the church, I wanted to become a priest ... but I've choosen journalism instead (my parent's fault ;-) ... Then I sarted to see all the things Vatican is doing... then Razinger came with his crusades on homosexuality ... so I did apostasys...

... I belevie in sth. supranatural, but have no name for it...

...I try to respect all the religions and try to fight all the religious institutions cause they are exploiting the religions ....
paterson_si
Jan. 15th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
Religions and me.... I tend to avoid them.
manley1
Jan. 16th, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
I think I want that slogan embroidered on a pillow.

BTW, sorry for the lack of LJ presence. It's a long story.
paterson_si
Jan. 16th, 2009 10:33 am (UTC)
Who needs it on a pillow.... live by the slogan. :)
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