In a clear victory for free speech and secularism, the Atheist Bus Campaign raised more than $150,000 in just four days. Yesterday, they unveiled their message on the side of 800 buses across Britain.
Next week, the campaign will put up 1,000 posters on the London Underground system with similar messages.
An interesting element of the bus slogan is the word “probably,” which would seem to be more suited to an Agnostic Bus Campaign than to an atheist one … But the element of doubt was necessary to meet British advertising guidelines, said Tim Bleakley, managing director for sales and marketing at CBS Outdoor in London, which handles advertising for the bus system.For religious people, advertisements saying there is no God “would have been misleading,” Mr. Bleakley said. “So as not to fall foul of the code, you have to acknowledge that there is a gray area,” he said.
Good old England!