No God Advert
Did you see Sunday's punch-up between two orders of Christian monks in Jerusalem, with Israeli police trying to pull the thugs apart (CLICK)? If you thought they looked like gangs of football hooligans in fancy dress, you weren't far off the mark. Football hooligans, street gangs, religious nutters; it's all primitive tribalism. The British Humanist Association (BHA) is so fed up with all the arguments and mayhem caused by religion that it's booked advertising space on London's bendy buses to promote the above message, which will appear in January 2009 (CLICK). The pre-ad publicity created by the Atheist Bus Campaign has already raised £140,000 in donations (CLICK) and has attracted 200 new members to the BHA (title link). As tribes go, it's smarter than most.