The Atheist Bus Campaign reports that the TTC has approved the text of advertisements suggesting that “There’s Probably No God”. This campaign has stirred controversy in the U.K. where it first appeared, but at last report the island kingdom has not sunk beneath the waves.
Before anyone starts blasting my site with a bunch of religious drivel, no matter what your persuasion, don’t waste your time. It will be deleted mercilessly. I take the Old Testament approach to smiting, and there will be much smiting if you readers don’t toe the line!
For my own part, my view of immortal forces owes a lot to sundry polytheisms, and not a little to the novels of Terry Pratchett where the gods are a bunch of quarrelling, self-centred and not always competent folk rather like what passes for senior management in any organization.
Whether they exist in an absolute sense we will never know. One hopes that things like the Scarborough RT were the product of a god-in-training who could never get things to come out right, but wrote a lot of impressive reports for the big guy upstairs in the hope that he would never actually ride the thing.
What intrigues me is that these ads come to Toronto with comparatively little fuss, although that may come once they start appearing and word gets around. If anything, this should be a big yawn, just one more sideshow in our wonderfully diverse city.