Skeptics in the Pub: October 15th – Ariane Sherine

The Atheist Bus Campaign and The Atheist’s Guide To Christmas

Ariane Sherine, Comedy writer and journalist

When: Thu, Oct 15, 2009 8:00 – 11:00 PM
Where: Crown Hotel, 43 Lime Street, Liverpool.
Ariane Sherine


Journalist and comedy writer Ariane Sherine talks about creating the global Atheist Bus Campaign, now running in twelve countries across the world, and how it started with just 700 words on The Guardian’s website. She’ll also talk about editing the new charity book The Atheist’s Guide To Christmas, which features 42 of the world’s most entertaining atheists, including Richard Dawkins, Charlie Brooker and Derren Brown.


Ariane Sherine is a television comedy writer, journalist and the creator of the Atheist Bus Campaign. She writes regularly for The Guardian, and has also contributed to The Observer, The Independent, The Sunday Times, New Statesman and the NME, as well as writing for television shows including My Family (BBC1) and Countdown (Channel 4).

Ariane won a Special Award from the National Secular Society for the Atheist Bus Campaign, and was a nominee for Secularist of the Year 2009. She was asked to give the first humanist equivalent of Thought For The Day, which was broadcast on Radio 4 in January. She was born in 1980 and lives in London. You can find out more about Ariane on her official website.

This event is being held in association with the Liverpool Humanist Group and the University of Liverpool Atheist Society.

  1. #1 by Mariano on November 21, 2009 - 16:03

    Their latest bus ads are merely more atheist propaganda as Richard Dawkins wonders whether there is occasion for “society stepping in” and hopes that such efforts “might lead children to choose no religion at all.” Dawkins also supports the atheist summer camp “Camp Quest.”

    Phillip Pullman states the following about his “fictional” books for children, “I don’t think I’m writing fantasy. I think I’m writing realism. My books are psychologically real.” But what does he really write about? As he has admitted, “My books are about killing God” and “I’m trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief.”

    More evidence here:

  2. #2 by Jemima Boucher on January 30, 2010 - 16:18

    Is it me, or does Dawkins look a bit worse for wear in that picture?

  3. #3 by London Lulz on January 31, 2010 - 15:09

    I’ve got to admit: I believe in God, and I don’t worry at all.

    Nope, not one little bit.

    And I live a very enjoyable and fulfilling life!

    Dawkins, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to. It’s the people that are dissatisfied with their own lives that try to change others’.

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