The Swedish Humanist Association is currently running our version of the Atheist Bus Campaign in the Stockholm subway. Gud finns nog inte — “God probably doesn’t exist”. It may seem a little gratuitous in a country where few people are religious any more, but the ads make the point that there’s a lot of quiet Christian influence still around in society. For instance, the country’s flag carries a cross. Anyway, the campaign isn’t making much of a splash as far as I’m aware, though Göran Rosenberg (a liberal columnist who contributed to a pro-Anthroposophy anthology five years ago) wrote angrily about it in last Sunday’s newspaper. He’s pushing the “atheism is a religion too!” line. I don’t worry. Sweden’s going to keep moving away from religion, deprogramming pious immigrant groups as they become socially integrated and generations pass. Because in a good society, the people doesn’t need that opiate.