Reprise—SOLO-NZ Press Release: Memo to NZ Atheists—Grow a Pair!

Lindsay Perigo's picture
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-07-12 08:06

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Memo to NZ Atheists—Grow a Pair!

July 13, 2010

Whoever is responsible for the billboards now appearing in major cities around New Zealand proclaiming "There probably is no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy yourself," has been found wanting in testicularity right at the climactic moment, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.

"In all billboards, this leitmotif is preceded by a statement to which 'There probably is no God' doesn't live up," Perigo laments.

"For instance, one version of the billboard says, 'We are all atheists about most gods. Some of us go one god further. There probably is no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.'

"What sort of abject cop-out is 'There probably is no God' after 'We are all atheists about most gods. Some of us go one god further'?! There probably is no God? Is that what we say about all the other gods?

"Would we say there probably are no goblins, ghosts, tooth fairies, taniwha and trolls under bridges?

"Given that we live at a time of resurgent goblinism, particularly of the pseudo-Mordi variety, it's refreshing to see someone taking on these morbid superstitions and urging folk to enjoy their lives uninhibited by fearful fantasies spouted by charlatans and witch-doctors. For that precise reason it's exasperating to see the punch-line of this campaign retreat into a wimpy nod in the direction of the politically correct, Richard Dawkins-type agnostics who believe one shouldn't state anything with certainty for fear of frightening the horses or upsetting philosophy professors unsure of their own existence.

"There is no God. There are no goblins, ghosts, tooth fairies, taniwha or trolls under bridges. Now you can really stop worrying and enjoy your life," Perigo concludes.

Lindsay Perigo: 021 255 8715,

SOLO (Sense of Life Objectivists):

Dawkins defintely does not believe in God...

Marcus's picture

...he is no fence-sitter on this issue.

He's just being an empiricist.

He's pitting a God 'hypothesis' against scientific fact and theory.

Therefore he concludes that a God hypothesis is highly improbable and lacking any measurable substance.

He doesn't want to say dogmatically that God does not exist because 'empirically' he cannot prove a negative.

The onus of proof being on the God believers.

But he does say in as many words that he thinks it is a load of horse shit.

Just ask any member of the "God squad".

They wont just call him an atheist, but a "militant" atheist, Darwin's Rottweiler and a hairy ape to boot!


ding_an_sich's picture

We could just go the Kantian route and say you cannot prove God in ANY POSSIBLE EXPERIENCE. There now were done with God. I do not understand why Atheists make such a big deal about it. There is not probability involved if possiblity is completely taken away. God is not in the set of any values. whatsoever, And if anyone has taken even elementary statistics, then they will realize that if a certain value is not in a set (or in any set), then it is impossible for the probability of that value to occur. If God is not in the possiblity of any sets, then there is no probablity that he can occur.

Maybe these Atheists are Agnostics in disguise. Ruh-roh. Now we have tricky dicks in academia! They cant make up their minds!

Who is responsible?

Marcus's picture

It was the British Humanist Society over here, so it is probably the NZ equivalent over there.

Richard Dawkins lent his support to the campaign in England, but I’m quite sure he is not an agnostic.

Richard Dawkins formulation from his book 'The God Delusion' would have been:

"It is highly improbable that there is a God."

Or something like...

"The most far-fetched scientific explanation is more plausible than the simplest inexplicable God.'

Unfortunately most of the population wouldn't have understood it or even been able to read the sentence.

Just look at poor old confused Winnie the Pooh Smiling

Oh dear... Richard...

Olivia's picture

you really do sound like a born-again.

"Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."

I will say that the upside of prayer is that you get to have a good quiet talk to yourself, your higher self that is, and order your thoughts in a hierarchy of importance. Praying really is (not probably is) just talking to yourself.

Philippians 4:4-6

Richard Goode's picture

There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! ... The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything...

How much more arresting...

Olivia's picture

would the billboards be if they said "There is No god... now shuttup and enjoy yourself!"

Indeed, copping out at the opportune moment.
Good release... I haven't seen any of those buses yet, though I don't generally look at the backs of buses, they remind me too much of most women's arses... especially Catholic women.

Taniwha in rivers cost apathetic taxpayer’s big bucks

Sandi's picture

In fact taniwha seen swimming around in the eyeballs of murder victims mean that the murder’s get off scott free!!!!

And these pathetic idiots who claim to be atheists, are undecided. Whilst they scrunch up their hankies they are really trying to make up their mind if there really is a god.

IDIOTS! This is something out of "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest"


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