A week or so ago my face made some noises, about blasphemy and such.
Now it’s done it again, about the Census Campaign:
Since I recorded that, though, there have been further developments. My census form actually turned up today, for one. I’ll take a snapshot of the “No religion” box once I’ve filled it in, just so I can feel like I’m getting involved.
Also, the BHA’s ads drawing attention to this campaign – which included the strap-line “If you’re not religious, for God’s sake say so” – have been rejected by some companies, on the grounds that they might cause offense.
If you’re wondering, yes we did get rid of the blasphemy laws in this country all of three years ago.
Crispian Jago is among those offering alternate slogans, of varying degrees of arguable offensiveness. Feel free to suggest any in the comments below, as well. The one I’ve been throwing around most often lately is:
Imagine no religion. Now write it down.