Wednesday, 7 January 2009

On the buses

Amazing story from the Telegraph in the UK that had me wondering if the paper had been pranked.

"Atheist adverts declaring that "there's probably no God" have been placed on 800 buses around Britain after an unprecedented fundraising campaign."

Backed by Oxford professor Richard Dawkins, who is best known as the country's highest profile Atheist and author of The God Delusion, the campaign hit its £5,500 target exceptionally quickly with a total of £140,000 raised since October.

There is no way anything like this could ever happen in Thailand. The social implications of publically promoting Aethism are not imaginable in such a spiritual, Buddhist country.

Plus, the buses in Thailand are already pimped out in outrageous colours (like the one below) with Hi-Fis, woofers, sub-woofers, DVD players, widescreens, neon lights, you name...adverts just wouldn't be cool.

Yes this really is what a lot of Thai buses look like. One day I'll get round to explaining how it's all very different to UK - actually quite interesting...honest.


benrmatthews said...

I don't know why the atheist buses aren't pimped out with Hi-Fis, woofers, sub-woofers, DVD players, widescreen TVs and neon lights as well.

If I were of the religious persuasion I'd definitely stop believing then :)

Carol and Chris said... just can't beat the Thai party bus!!!

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog :-)


Jon said...

Ha ha, would be quite a site n'est pas Ben. What kind of music would they play though? Isn't Moby an atheist...?

C&C, hope the traveling has gone/is going ok.