You may remember that last October I backed an initiative to place 'atheist adverts' on public transport around the UK, we raised an amazing £148, 452 and the adverts have been rolled out across Britain this year.
The chap above, Ron Heather, is a bus driver in Southampton who refused to drive his bus because the aforementioned advert caused him "shock and horror" (please note, not shock and awe, that is reserved for bombing campaigns, not advertising ones) and so upset was he by the "starkness of the advert that implied there was no God" that he had to have the day off from work and have a good lay down.
How weak is his faith and how low is his tolerance to shocking and horrible things?
Unbelievably, his employers indulged this idiotic fit of pique and are doing their best so that he doesn't have to drive a bus with the advert on and will only do so if no others are available. Are they like, the best employers ever? How understanding are they of this man's serious special needs? Doesn't this open the floodgates for train, bus and tram drivers who don't like the adverts on their vehicles, because they might be offended by them and their content to down tools and have a day off?
The nob went on to say, in a vaguely apocalyptic tone:
"This is a public attack on people's faiths. I have a lot of passengers who are over 90 or are seriously ill, and to tell them there is no God seems a bit insensitive, when God is probably all they have left in the world. Faith is a very important thing in people's lives, and I think [the poster] pushes the issue too far."Full info on the Atheist Bus Campaign can be found here, with further reference here. And don't forget...