Christian Voice (Stephen Green’s one-man extreme christian hate-squad) have written to the Advertising Standards Authority registering an objection to the atheist bus adverts. Green is quoted as saying that the adverts “break the ASA’s codes on substantiation and truthfulness”. He claims that the atheists need to produce evidence that there’s probably no god and goes on to say:
There is plenty of evidence for God, from peoples’ personal experience,
to the complexity, interdependence, beauty and design of the natural
world. But there is scant evidence on the other side, so I think the
advertisers are really going to struggle to show their claim is not an
exaggeration or inaccurate, as the ASA code puts it.
Stop and think about that claim for a second – Green obviously hasn’t. This is a religious person objecting to atheist adverts by citing “truth in advertising”. How stupid does that make him sound?
Part of me hopes that the ASA find in favour of this complaint. Because then we could turn it back on them and ban all religious advertising overnight.
But mainly I want the ASA to just laugh in his face.