The Vatican: Advertising Drive for Atheism Is Mocked

April 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: Reuters

A campaign promoting atheism on London buses this year ultimately “served God’s cause” by reminding people of the importance of faith, especially to those who suffer, a papal preacher said Friday. The campaign involved paying to have the slogan “There’s probably no God. Now enjoy your life!” placed on buses. “We should almost thank the people who promoted that advertising campaign. It has served God’s cause more than so many of our apologetic arguments,” said the Rev. Raniero Cantalamessa, whose title is preacher of the papal household.