So who or what is responsible for this act of cheenius? A bunch of folk fed up with the fire and brimstone messages currently desecrating the buses and glittering streets of London started a campaign on the interweb in June, which attracted almost 1000 people who pledged a fiver each. However, it was all boo-hoo when donations stopped short of their target. Cue Professor of all things anti-R-word Richard Dawkins, who has vowed to match all donations (up to £5,500. He’s an old man don’t forget. He’s got his gas and electric bill to think of).
Here’s what Mr. Dawkins said from his very own atheist mouth:
‘This campaign to put alternative slogans on London buses will make people think – and thinking is anathema to religion.’
Ooh, get you Mr. Controversial!
Anyway, while we’re hip-hip-hooraying all this sensible business, you can read more about the campaign and pledge moolah if you so wish at www.justgiving.com/atheistbus and just think, when you see that bus (probably) killing a cyclist you can feel proud that the last thing he or she will see will be a healthily unreligious (if not slightly ironic considering the circumstances) message, that you have partly contributed to. Hooray for enlightened death!