Friday, 9 January 2009

There Probably Is No God

It seems that phrase is causing a bit of a stir in England, now that 800 buses are carrying the message. A complaint has been lodged by an organisation called Christian Voice, saying that the ad is misleading advertising. An amusing comment made by the national director of Christian voice went as follows.
"There is plenty of evidence for God, from people's personal experience, to the complexity, interdependence, beauty and design of the natural world.

"But there is scant evidence on the other side, so I think the advertisers are really going to struggle to show their claim is not an exaggeration or inaccurate, as the ASA code puts it."

Let me get this straight. An organisation complains that advertising regarding the existence of God is false advertising, then the best evidence they can come up with boils down to one of personal incredulity? It seems quite pathetic that was the best someone could come up with, no wonder the humanist association is not taking the complaint seriously.

I wonder if the Christian Voice will fight against all the billboards and advertising that says "Jesus loves you" or "There is a God" for being misleading? After all, we can't be sure that there is a God or that Jesus loves us.

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