Sad Lack Of Faithful Atheists

Amid their many charitable organizations of hospitals, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and pet rescue groups it is sad to think that there are not enough faithful atheists to come up with the scratch to purchase one simple bus advertisement.  Even the though the ad seemed to be geared for not so faithful atheists, “There’s probably no God.”  Probably no God?  Way to take a stand!

It did generate some funny, some sad, and some clever comments:

  • I think almost everyone who exclaims “Oh My God!” doesn’t have a god … oh no, of course, they do … it’s themselves …

    John Thomas
    on August 04, 2008
    at 02:14 PM
  • Isn’t the saddest part of being an atheist knowing that if you are right you’ll never be able to say “I told you so”

    on August 04, 2008
    at 11:57 AM
  • “Agnostics are intellectual cowards.”

    ..which paraphrases Dawkins. But strictly speaking an atheist is someone who believes that God does not exist (OED:”To deny the gods/God” also see Enc. Brit.). Even Dawkins admits that this is unproven and unprovable, and which means that a genuine atheist’s belief is irrational.

    Indeed Dawkins says there is a vanishingly small chance of the existence of God which means he is effectively a quasi agnostic

    Strange that. It would seem that agnostics are intellectually sensible compared to atheists: and Dawkins is one of them.

    (Strictly an agnostic believes that it is impossible to prove the existence of God, which may be true, but see below why that is irrelevant.)

    The irony is that while atheists often define faith as “Belief without knowledge”, which fits their own position nicely, religions themselves define faith as an act of assent to God’s proof/revelation of Himself: in other words actual knowledge, and reasonable. And for the asking, so says Christ, if sincere/persevering :”God, if you exist, please reveal yourself”, not that any true atheist could say that prayer.

    Many atheists attempt to define themselves as “lacking belief”, which their strong anti-religious presumptions betray is not really true, and which is a quasi agnostic position in any case. Poor presumptuous mites. “To hell, to hell, it’s off to hell we go”…to misquote a film I saw once.

    Greg Lorriman
    on August 03, 2008
    at 06:33 PM
  • Dear Sir/Ma’am

    Atheists have a lot more faith than I have, believing that nothing/nobody made something out of nothing.

    I find it much easier to believe that Somebody made something out of nothing, when “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1

    Barry Holroyd
    on August 03, 2008
    at 02:50 PM
  • Douglas Adams: “Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

    Yes, but one might reasonably enquire as to who the gardener is.

    on August 03, 2008
    at 08:29 AM
  • Two goldfish in a bowl get talking….
    Gold Fish 1 says “Do you believe in God?”
    Gold Fish 2 replies: “Of course I do. Who do you think changes the water?”

    Peter Cracknell
    on August 03, 2008
    at 08:28 AM
  • This week, I am mostly believing in Zeus. Put that on a bus, someone.

    Victor Houghton
    on August 03, 2008
    at 08:26 AM
  • The scientific probability of the existence of a God is 50/50, that is if you listen to Hawkings and other scientist’s multi-universe theories.

    These guys are attempting to prove that there are an infinite number of universes because the constants of the universe have only fairly small margins in which any thing more than a random soup of hydrogen could exist, and the multiplied probabilities mean that the chance is so extremely small that either there are an infinite number of universes or else a God (of some sort). Without further data: 50/50.

    So that bus advert is in any case misleading.

    There is a similar problem with evolution in that the probability of the kick off requires astronomically more than 14 billion years even with such a large universe, indicating an intervention. If you don’t know: most Christians are not biblical literalists and can accept evolution. Only a small minority are the Creationists so beloved of Dawkins.

    Greg Lorriman
    on August 03, 2008
    at 08:19 AM
  • Many people will spend money on something in which they believe: Only a small number would spend money in an idea that they are not sure that they want to believe in.

    “Support the signwriters stri..”

    on August 03, 2008
    at 08:19 AM
  • As I always say “Thank God I’m an atheist.”

    Taylor vannie Kaap
    on August 02, 2008
    at 12:48 PM
  • “One man’s fish is another man’s poisson”

    Dai the Post
    on August 02, 2008
    at 11:51 AM
  • Dawkins’ favourite quote:”Isnt it enough to see that a garden is beautiful….”
    A garden doesnt just happen.. any gardener knows that it takes hard work, dedication, and yes …..DESIGN to make a beautiful garden.
    Dawkins is “perishing” and his eyes are blinded by the ruler of this world.

    Elizabeth Elliot-Pyle
    on August 02, 2008
    at 11:29 AM
  • I heard everyone needs something to worship I guess with the atheist its money

    Anthony Hill
    on August 02, 2008
    at 11:25 AM
  • I agree with the statement “There’s probably no God” since I cannot prove there is no god. That makes me an AGNOSTIC.

    Mr. Leslie Spaiser
    on August 02, 2008
    at 08:44 AM
  • Stop staring at this advert and keep your eyes on the road.

    K. Parsons
    on August 01, 2008
    at 07:18 PM

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