Hug an Atheist!by Don Lacey on Sep. 02, 2012, under Atheism, Atheist Humor, AZ Politics, Christianity, Ethics, Freethought, History, Question of the Day!, Reason, Religion, Responsible Government, Separation of Church & State, That's Life!
In her trailer she exposes a society that calls Atheists: parasites, hypocrites, stupid, people that you should walk away from, people that loath the baby Jesus, and accused of unspecified crimes. Pat Robertson claims you can’t have a relationship with an Atheist because they will be serving the Devil. Glenn Beck shows a couple of children fighting and claims that’s what happens when an Atheist gets violent. Cecil Bothwell, a duly elected City Council member in North Carolina has his eligibility questioned because he’s an Atheist. Newt Gringrich claims Atheists lack judgment and can’t be trusted because they don’t pray. The trailer is jam packed with Christian apologists and notable personalities like: Bill O’Reilly, Dinesh D’Souza, Steve Harvey, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, and others. Jessica Ahlquist, the courageous16 year old Atheist activist who received death threats, is also featured.
Sylvia is using indiegogo to get seed money for her documentary and so far she’s received about a third of what see needs to get started. I hope she gets it done.
For over four years there has been a “Hug an Atheist Day.” I’ll bet that’s news to most. It was covered on http://www.examiner.com/article/hug-an-atheist-day-1. The rules are simple:
Participating in the occasion is a breeze – all you need to do is find “an atheist, agnostic, ignostic, nontheist, antitheist, antireligionist, apatheist, secular humanist, skeptic, misotheist, dystheist, structuralist, freethinker, naturalistic pantheist, absurdist, deist, therevada buddhist, zen buddhist, nihiilst, marxist, pastafarian, spagnostic, gropaga, existentialist, or anyone else who doubts the existence of a god,” and give him or her a great big hug!
Well…there’s always next year. Mark it on June 1st on your 2013 calendar. Tucson has quite a few Atheists in the community and they aren’t going anywhere.