>There Probably Is a God

>Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent for The Times of London has a very interesting post in her blog in which she reports that Clifford Longley, former Religious Affairs Correspondent of The Times, is complaining to the Advertising Standards Authority about the atheist bus.

In his complaint, Longley wrote:

‘The statement “There’s probably no God”, as currently seen on the side of London buses, is untrue and dishonest, in so far as the word “probably” completely fails to reflect the true state of the scientific argument. In fact it would be honest and true to say the opposite – “There probably is a God.” A fair reading of the material below could lead to no other conclusion.

To read Clifford Longley’s complaint in full, visit Ruth Gledhill’s blog and read his statement. Both theists and atheists need to read the arguments Longley presents. After you finish reading his statement, you will have to say: “There Probably Is a God.”

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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6 Responses to >There Probably Is a God

  1. steph says:

    >Are you trying to be funny? I read the ‘complaint’ and quite frankly found it a little embarrassing on the special pleading and quite desperate. I have not changed my own opinion that there is probably no God. It would be perfectly valid to say there probably is a God too, although I wouldn’t, because I think there probably isn’t. What I could get upset about but don’t actually care about is seeing ‘Jesus is coming’, ‘God loves you’ and other affirmative statements plastered all over the place. I wouldn’t bother getting upset about it though.


  2. >Steph,Thank you for your comment. I think when it comes to the matter of the existence of God, I believe the arguments described in the complaint provide more evidence for the existence of God than the simple statement that there is no God.No one can provide evidence that God does not exist, but as the complaint shows, those who believe in God can at least develop arguments for the existence of God.Please, don’t get upset but the truth is that God loves you.Claude Mariottini


  3. Grumpy Bob says:

    >Claude,The text of Longley’s complaint is lifted almost verbatim from one of a number of websites, including this one: http://www.aish.com/societywork/sciencenature/The_Fine_Tuning_of_the_Universe.aspThe arguments are completely bogus with inappropriate quotations, including one from a non-existent person.R


  4. >Grumpy Bob,Thank you for calling to my attention the link from where the information was taken. I will visit that website and then I will come back to you.Thank you for visiting my blog. I just visited your blog. You have an interesting blog.Claude Mariottini


  5. Steven Carr says:

    >The irony of Clifford Longley putting quotes from non-existent people in support of his non-existent friend.


  6. >Steven,Thank you for this information. I will check Longley’s article and try to find out whether he quoted from non-existing people.As for Longley’s friend, now, that is a different matter.Claude Mariottini


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