Photographer Chris Johnson is working on a project that features 100 atheists (myself included) talking about what gives them joy and meaning in this life:
Each portrait will be paired with a short message from the subject about some aspect of joy, meaning or passion in life. It could focus on the love of a beautiful relationship, the joy of a rewarding career, the pleasure of a treasured pastime, the impact of a powerful experience, or any other topics.
The goal of the book is to dispel the common misconception that the lives of nonbelievers are somehow emptier or less meaningful. This idea is not only false, but harmful as well. It hurts those who are afraid to “come out” as an atheist because they’re scared what those close to them will think. I hope this book can reach out and serve as an inspiration.
In order to complete the project and get the book published, though, Chris is looking for support on Kickstarter. He has a lofty goal, but the project sounds unique enough that it might draw interest from a diverse crowd.
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