06 January 2009

Atheist buses

Logo of the Atheist Bus Campaign
Congratulations to the Atheist Bus Campaign on its launch today. I've already seen one of the buses, in Whitehall this morning. There's been a lot of talk about the phrasing ("probably") but that strikes me as a useful and appropriate contrast to the certainties of fundamentalists of all kinds.

In other Guardian news, surprise surprise, Tony Blair "is to receive the United States's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, from his friend George Bush next Tuesday, at a White House ceremony during the latter's last week in office". The Guardian goes on:

The medal is awarded "for especially meritorious contributions to security or the national interests of the United States, world peace or cultural or other significant public or private endeavours". It was not immediately clear last night under which heading the former prime minister had qualified.

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