Actually, There Probably Is

The British Humanist Association (BHA) has announced plans to run a month-long series of ads on 30 London buses.  The ads read: "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life."

Word for word, the ad may contain more ironies than any other eleven-word slogan in the history of advertising.  For starters, it is interesting to see the BHA hedging its bets by saying there "probably" isn't a God instead of coming right out and saying "there is no God."  If the fool says in his heart that there is no God (see Psalm 14:1), then what should we call someone who says that there probably is no God?

Even more ironic is the suggestion that the non-existence of God brings an end to worry.  The real situation is exactly the opposite.  If there is no God, then there is no one to look after me and no promise of eternal life.  Rather than stop worrying, I think I'll go and have a panic attack!

And then there is the issue of enjoyment.  It is only with God that we can hope to have pleasures forevermore.  Whatever enjoyment comes from denying the reality of God is far too fleeting to satisfy.


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