Reddit Atheists Inch Closer to $200,000 Fundraising Goal for Doctors Without Borders

When that much money is raised by godless heathens, the media pays attention:

(Reuters) – Atheist bloggers have shown their charitable side by swarming to donate money to Doctors Without Borders, in what turned into the humanitarian agency’s biggest online fundraiser.

Thousands more clicked through from the atheism sub-reddit, a site normally given over to finding holes in religions and picking fights with creationists, and headed for a dedicated site at firstgiving.com, where they have so far given $180,000.

Many donations were tagged with messages such as “Because god won’t,” “Good without god” or even “Good without Zeus.”

“I WAS gonna buy some Taco Bell… but screw it,” wrote DJW3NCH, who donated $5.00 via firstgiving.com.

Reddit’s atheist page, www.reddit.com/r/atheism, boasts more than 300,000 subscribers while the Christianity page has 20,000.

It’s not too late to give. Let’s reach that goal by the end of the week!

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • Sarah T.

    Knitters Without Borders has raised over $1 million for DWB since 2005, which is about 166,000 a year. I’d love to see Redditors reach $500,000 next year!


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