When this lovely lady, comedy writer Ariane Sherine, wrote a blog piece in The Guardian saying she was fed up of being bullied by Christian advertising campaigns telling her she was going straight to hell, little did she realise she was hitting a nerve. A really big sensitive one.
Half-jokingly starting a campaign to raise money to get the slogan ‘There’s probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life’, she ended up raising £145,000 – including some cash dollar in a non-recognized denomination from us – in record time. Enough not only to get that message on the sides of buses but also on the Tube and on billboards across London.
‘This is a great day for freedom of speech in Britain,’ quoth Ms. Sherine at a huge launch do at the Albert Memorial in London’s glittering Kensington Gardens. ‘I hope it makes people smile on the way to work.’