bus wars are going gang busters here on the streets of london. it started with this advertisement, funded by nonbelievers, which featured on 800 of london's iconic red buses.
actually, that's a lie. it didn't start there because the call for donations (which, btw, aimed to raise 5,500 pounds but instead yielded 135K) was in reaction to a christian ad doing the rounds last year promoting a website which insisted you would spend all eternity in torment in hell if you didn't get all kumbaya-ee.
blah, blah, blah...i wasn't in london when those ads were around so the first i knew about it was when i saw aforementioned ad on the 73 which i catch if i am running too late to walk past all five starbucks on the way to work.
took a few weeks off, travelled a bit, came back to this:
well, not really irate, because i've got better things to worry about. perhaps surprised and a little frustrated that some people still can't see the difference between opinion and fact. that some people can't differentiate between sharing a thought and SHOVING IT DOWN PEOPLE'S THROATS.
the beauty of the nonbelievers' ad was one simple word. probably. the absence of any such wiggle room in the rebuttal is, if i may your honour, exhibit A in brainwashers V the rest of us.
i am not an atheist. i don't know what i am. i believe in "do unto others as you would have others do unto you". i believe i have regrettably failed that mantra in my time but ultimately abide by it. i believe in those i love and admire. i believe in work/life balance leaning a little (or a lot) to the right. i believe in high heels on london streets. i believe in writing entirely in lower case. i believe in ice cream and tim tam slams. i believe i could go on all day.
pop quiz. if there "definitely" is a god - which one is it?