Early Day Motion 403: British Humanist Association Advertisements On Public Transport

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Early Day Motion 403: British Humanist Association Advertisements On Public Transport was an Early Day Motion proposed by Bob Spink on 12th January 2009.

The motion stated:

"That this House notes that posters with the slogan There's Probably No God. Now Stop Worrying and Enjoy Your Life, appear on 800 buses in England, Scotland and Wales, as well as on the London Underground; notes that this causes concern to Christian and Muslim people, many of whom feel embarrassed and uncomfortable travelling on public transport displaying such advertisements and would not wish to endorse the advertisements by using that public transport; regrets that the British Humanist Association backs the campaign; and calls on Ministers responsible for public transport and advertising media to investigate this matter and to seek to remove these religiously offensive and morally unhelpful advertisements."

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Background

This EDM was a response to the original Atheist Bus Campaign advert which stated: "There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life." The advert appeared on buses in cities around the UK. Other adverts appeared inside London Underground trains.

Another EDM, 424: There's Probably No God Advertising Campaign, was proposed a day later on 13th January 2009.

List of signatories

The motion was signed by 12 MPs: