Thursday, October 23, 2008

Atheists buy adverts on London buses

Comment: the level of argumentation here is unfortunately typical of the militant atheist gang: 'There's probably no God' is not an argument but a prejudice. Educated Catholics should not only have faith in the existence of God but know it as a fact provable from nature: God is the best, indeed the only, explanation, of the order and beauty of the Universe, the history of the Church and the holiness of the saints. To avoid this conclusion people like Dawkins apparently just refuse to consider the evidence. Certainly his absurd 'The God Delusion' book does so.

The British Humanist Association's success in raising money for this stunt is a sign of the times.

From the BBC, in part: Bendy-buses with the slogan "There's probably no God" could soon be running on the streets of London. The atheist posters are the idea of the British Humanist Association (BHA) and have been supported by prominent atheist Professor Richard Dawkins. The BHA planned only to raise £5,500, which was to be matched by Professor Dawkins, but it has now raised more than £36,000 of its own accord. It aims to have two sets of 30 buses carrying the signs for four weeks.

The complete slogan reads: "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life."
As the campaign has raised more than anticipated, it will also have posters on the inside of buses as well. The BHA is also considering extending the campaign to cities including Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh. Professor Dawkins said: "Religion is accustomed to getting a free ride - automatic tax breaks, unearned respect and the right not to be offended, the right to brainwash children."

Read the full story here.

Catholic teaching on faith and reason is expressed pithily in Pius X's 'Oath Against Modernism':
I profess that God, the origin and end of all things, can be known with certainty by the natural light of reason from the created world (see Rom. 1:90), that is, from the visible works of creation, as a cause from its effects, and that, therefore, his existence can also be demonstrated: Secondly, I accept and acknowledge the external proofs of revelation, that is, divine acts and especially miracles and prophecies as the surest signs of the divine origin of the Christian religion and I hold that these same proofs are well adapted to the understanding of all eras and all men, even of this time.

1 comment:

James said...

Amazing that atheists can raise that kind of cash for posters, but I'm struggling to get 1000 people to sign my promise to LiveChastely...

http://promise.livesimply.org.uk/LiveChastely

(explanation)

Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen