Thursday, 5 February 2009

Reg Varney for Pope

God is dead but only on the 168 to Penge

I worry I’m turning into a rationalist Cyril Fletcher as I’m indebted to Ms L from North London who forwarded this press release from Brand Republic .

The god botherers it seems are spending their tithe money on some bus advertising. I always thought the initial atheist ads weren’t blunt enough they should have said “God doesn’t exist” we seem to have got a bit mealy mouthed since Michel Mourre ran into Notre Dame shouting “God is dead “.

As BLBW pointed out you can’t claim God exist to be a fact because you can’t prove it and also if you prove he exists you undermine the basic tenet of Christianity that you simply have to have faith in his existence alone.

Here’s my re working of the ads.
Russian Orthodox Church: “God Exists so kiss my Icon, serf”
The other one should read "The fool hath said in his heart there is no God (taken from Psalm 53.1) but we seem to think he speaks with a lisp”
Psalm 53.1 only goes to New Cross by the way catch psalm 73 for Stokey.....

The other Evangelical’s ad should read “There definitely is a God. So join the Christian Party and enjoy your life as long as you are not gay or an abortionist, or a bit different in anyway”

My ad would read
“God is dead.
So that's one less thing to worry about, but did you leave the gas on and double lock the door? Well did you? You'd better turn round and check, otherwise you'll think about it all day, go on check it, check the gas is off, check it, check it, check it..”

Here endth (this lisping is catching) todays sermon.

There will be milky weak coffee with a skin on it served in the school room and can I remind people that next weeks carol concert has been cancelled because it's February....


Planet Mondo said...

If Reg Varney was the Pope

Ian Dury's Busman's Prayer would have to be taught in schools

Our Farnham, who art in Hendon
Harrow be Thy name.
Thy Kingston come; thy Wimbledon,
In Erith as it is in Hendon.
Give us this day our daily Brent
And forgive us our Westminster
As we forgive those who Westminster against us.
And lead us not into Thames Ditton
But deliver us from Yeovil.
For Thine is the Kingston, the Purley and the Crawley,
For Esher and Esher.
Crouch End.

al_uk said...

Ah but it depends on what you mean by God?

BLTP said...

that will be a ecumenical matter...

Ex-Coventry Blogger said...

I thought you had mis-spelt Michael Moore till I clicked the Wikipedia link... actually it did sound a bit energetic for him...
Have you seen Pharyngula? 'Evolution, development, and random biological ejaculations from a godless liberal'

Cocktails said...

I am so bad tempered this week that I am seriously considering writing a complaint to the ASA about this very matter. How can they possibly say that there is definitely a God? This is clearly false and misleading advertising.

And where's your Masterchef update BLTP?!

BLTP said...

Martin Kelner in today's paper had good gag.
You wait months for a bus with religious message on the side to turn up and then 3 turn up at once.....

al_uk said...

its good to see that a few christian slogans still get people so riled! I thought we as a nation were apathetic towards religion. I'm sure God (whatever he/she or it is) is of the Oscar Wilde school that there is only one thing worse than being talked about and thats not being talked about!

BLTP said...

sad thing though al is many of "god's" follows would have burnt oscar on a pyre before he could say anything amusing. A lot of misery follows in god's wake.