In England, Southport clergy say they have no beef with the bus campaign.
“We live in a pluralist society and one of free speech.Others chimed in, adding that they can't possibly figure out where people are getting the idea that Christian religious beliefs might be worrysome.
“I have no problem with the right of humanists, atheists and others seeking to promote their views peacefully and with respect for others and as long as I, as a Christian, have the right to promote mine.
“The campaign opens a debate which is worthwhile. I hope that this opens a wider discussion amongst people.”
“I have no problem with the campaign - faith has nothing to fear from debate - but I'm curious why its sponsors think that believing is a source of anxiety and worry.I'll give them a hint. Just a tiny, little hint.
The whole reason the bus campaign exists is because some nutters put a loving message of fire and brimstone on buses. The idea of that some nutjob next door not only believes that you will get everlasting torment after death, but self-righteously declares that you deserve such treatment simply for not mouthing the right pieties apparently doesn't go over well with nonbelievers. And for believers who haven't yet abandoned their integrity, it's undoubtedly unsettling as well.
“A good deal of evidence points to the fact that a religious faith makes for personal well-being and a sense of purpose.Somehow, I doubt that such beliefs are truly as positive as the salesmen claim.
“It also offers hope even in the face of suffering and death.”
Fr Atli Jonsson, of Our Lady of Lourdes RCC, Birkdale, added: “This slogan makes me wonder what its authors mean by "God". It probably isn't the one I believe in - so I dont worry and enjoy my life!”