Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Oh, well, someone doesn't *like* the atheist bus ads.

A Christian group appears to find the adverts are false advertising. Their point?

Now Stephen Green of Christian Voice, who formally hit the front pages by launching a legal challenge against Jerry Springer the Opera on the BBC, has complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and is calling for the adverts to be withdrawn.

Mr Green has challenged the adverts on grounds of "truthfulness" and "substantiation", suggesting that there is not "a shred of supporting evidence" that there is probably no God.

I think he may be a little "iffy" on where the burden of proof would go in re: positive assertion of a god, vs. a statement that, very cleverly in hindsight, has "probably" in it. It would be a bit much to ask atheists to go and prove a negative. I do note that the article makes no mention of where the Christian Voice stands on the "stop worrying and enjoy your life" part.

I still think that part sounds like good advice.

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