Friday, January 9, 2009

God Doesn't Exist...Probably

I appreciate renowned atheist Richard Dawkin's intellectual honesty in this bus ad that he and other concerned Atheists sponsored in London.

"There's Probably No God. Now Stop Worrying and Enjoy Your Life."

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By using the word "probably" it leads one to conclude that there might be a God. Many times throughout history seemingly improbable things in our world have turned out to be true. This ad says we can stop worrying if we want and continue on to live as we please, but if there is a possibility of God something still lingers in the back of our mind. This causes us to ask questions like, "What if there is a God? What would that God be like? Does that God have any expectations for me and the way that I live my life in this place?"

It's kind of funny in some ways that this bus ad may have the opposite effect than those who posted it wished to have. It may cause some who have never considered God before to think about the possibility and that is an excellent place to start.