English atheist Ariane Sherine created an intercontinental controversy when she launched an ad campaign on London buses that read, "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and get on with your life."
“If I wanted to run a bus ad saying ‘Beware — there is a giant lion from London
Zoo on the loose!’ or ‘The “bits” in orange juice aren’t orange but plastic —
don’t drink them or you’ll die!’ I think I might be asked to show my working and
back up my claims,” Sherine wrote.
Now that those ads are no longer appearing, several Christian groups are eager to combat the atheist message with ads of their own that promote the role of religion in public life. As a direct rebuttal, upstart English political organization the Christian Party has crafted billboards of their own that read: "There definitely is a God." Similarly, the Russian Orthodox Church will be launching an ad campaign that reads: There is a God. BELIEVE. Don't worry and enjoy your life."
In an interview with the Washington Post, Christian Party leader the Rev. George Hargreaves said that he grew annoyed watching the atheist bus ads go by his office everyday and decided he needed to reassure people of God's existence.
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