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  1. #1 A Driver Refused to Drive Bus with Slogan"There's probably no God". 
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    Man refuses to drive 'No God' bus

    A Christian bus driver has refused to drive a bus with an atheist slogan proclaiming "There's probably no God". Ron Heather, from Southampton, Hampshire, responded with "shock" and "horror" at the message and walked out of his shift on Saturday in protest.

    First Bus said it would do everything in its power to ensure Mr Heather does not have to drive the buses.
    Buses across Britain started displaying atheist messages in an advertising campaign launched earlier this month. Mr Heather told BBC Radio Solent: "I was just about to board and there it was staring me in the face, my first reaction was shock horror.

    "I felt that I could not drive that bus, I told my managers and they said they haven't got another one and I thought I better go home, so I did. "I think it was the starkness of this advert which implied there was no God." When he returned to work on Monday he was called into a meeting with managers and agreed to go back to work with the promise he would only have to drive the buses if there were no others available.

    First Bus said in a statement: "As a company we understand Mr Heather's views regarding the atheist bus advert and we are doing what we can to accommodate his request not to drive the buses concerned." It added: "As an organisation we don't endorse any of the products or sentiments advertised on our buses.
    "The content of this advert has been approved by the Advertising Standards Agency and therefore it is capable of being posted on static sites or anywhere else."

    The advertising campaign is backed by the British Humanist Association and prominent atheist, Professor Richard Dawkins. Hanne Stinson, chief executive of the British Humanist Association, said: "I have difficulty understanding why people with particular religious beliefs find the expression of a different sort of beliefs to be offensive. "I can't understand why some people seem to have a different attitude when it comes to atheists."


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    That's all right. I almost got creamed by "God's Love Bus" once. One of my coworkers at that time, who is also an ordained minister, told me it was a message from God. I guess it was, because I started going back to church not too long afterwards-just not to that church, as I'm afraid their bus driver will crash into my car while I'm in the worship service.
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    A calm rational resolution? :eek:No lawsuits or firings? :eek:Common sense isn't completely dead yet is it?

    Hanne Stinson, chief executive of the British Humanist Association, said: "I have difficulty understanding why people with particular religious beliefs find the expression of a different sort of beliefs to be offensive.

    "I can't understand why some people seem to have a different attitude when it comes to atheists."
    The irony of that statement coming from an atheist is amazing though, considering many of them are right beside islamofacists (not Muslims) when it comes to refusing any mention of opposing viewpoints in a public arena.
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    Let's get some "God exists and atheists are going to Hell" buses and see how many atheists will drive them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinxmchue View Post
    Let's get some "God exists and atheists are going to Hell" buses and see how many atheists will drive them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinxmchue View Post
    Let's get some "God exists and atheists are going to Hell" buses and see how many atheists will drive them.
    The campaign was reactionary towards bus adverts that pretty much did exactly what you describe. It was a bait and switch... Nice friendly religious message on the bus, then if you surfed to the website it told you to beleive or else spend eternity in a lake of fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post
    The campaign was reactionary towards bus adverts that pretty much did exactly what you describe. It was a bait and switch... Nice friendly religious message on the bus, then if you surfed to the website it told you to beleive or else spend eternity in a lake of fire.
    I thought you had a long weekend planned? I hope your plans didn't fall through. I'm stuck working from home all weekend. I can't complain, it beats going in to the office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post
    The campaign was reactionary towards bus adverts that pretty much did exactly what you describe. It was a bait and switch... Nice friendly religious message on the bus, then if you surfed to the website it told you to beleive or else spend eternity in a lake of fire.
    Uh-huh. Sure. I believe that. Right. Yep. Totally.

    So who took out the ads? Fred Phelps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by enslaved1 View Post
    A calm rational resolution? :eek:No lawsuits or firings? :eek:Common sense isn't completely dead yet is it?
    We're British, don't you know.

    Quote Originally Posted by enslaved1 View Post
    The irony of that statement coming from an atheist is amazing though, considering many of them are right beside islamofacists (not Muslims) when it comes to refusing any mention of opposing viewpoints in a public arena.
    Examples?

    I guess you can't use Christopher Hitchens or Richard Dawkins as examples, since they both frequently debate the issue with the more religiously inclined from each of the three major monotheistic religions.
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