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CLIP 6554

Buses become a battleground for atheist and Christian adverts

Buses become a battleground for atheist and Christian adverts
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Key Info
  • Buses become a battleground for atheist and Christian adverts
  • Duration: 04:32
  • Atheist adverts carried the slogan, 'There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life'. A Christian group, the Trinitarian Bible Society, launched a rival campaign using posters that contained religious verses and details on how to obtain a Bible. Here, comedy writer Ariane Sherine, who came up with the atheist campaign, and David Larlham of the Trinitarian Bible Society debate the issues. Although they disagree fundamentally over the existence of God, they both agree there should be freedom of speech. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 9 February 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education

       Topic:

    Beliefs: Multifaith and Non-religious

  • Keywords: atheism, atheist, humanism, Trinitarian, Christian, communication, hell, death
Ideas for use in class
  • Studying belief in God, humanism and atheism. Media studies - persuasion in advertising and campaigning.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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