Atheist Bus Campaign
The Atheist Bus Campaign aims to place ""peaceful and upbeat"" messages about atheism on transport media in Britain, in response to evangelical Christian advertising.It was created by comedy writer Ariane Sherine and launched on October 21, 2008, with official support from the British Humanist Association and Richard Dawkins. The campaign's original goal was to raise £5,500 to run 30 buses across London for four weeks early in 2009 with the slogan: ""There's probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.""Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion, agreed to match all donations up to a maximum of £5,500, providing a total of £11,000 if the full amount were to be raised. The campaign reached that target by 10:06AM on 21 October and had raised £100,000 by the evening of 24 October. The campaign closed on 11 April 2009, having raised a total of £153,523.51.The first buses started running on 6 January 2009 – 800 are running around the whole of the UK and it is also planned to place 1,000 adverts on the London Underground featuring quotations from famous atheists. Subsequently, two large LCD screens were placed on Oxford Street, central London.