A Collection of Atheist Awesome, Episode 1

Omgeezy louisey. I asked for the awesome and you brought it!


Sam Mulvey, Mike Gillis, and Rebecca Friedman co-produce an awesome radio program entitled Ask An Atheist.

This past July, they organized a 24-hour stream-a-thon in order to raise money for marriage equality in Washington State. However, it seemed someone on the campaign backed out on including them in the coalition for marriage equality.

After an outpouring of support from both the local and internet skeptic community, the campaign publicly welcomed their support. Just like they should have from the very beginning.

I love a happy ending :)

Using their atheist podcast to support a humanitarian cause?

Here’s a photo of the Southeastern Virginia Skeptics out at their local Out of the Darkness Walk, raising awareness for mental illness and suicide:

A group that goes out of it’s way to raise awareness for this important issue while looking too legit to quit?

James Lindsay, an ordained minister of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (which is pretty damned awesome), wrote a book about atheism.

Here’s a photo of his chest and his hand and his book:

Ordained minister of the FSM writes about sweet, sweet atheisty goodness and then sends me a picture of his chesticles?

Well, that’s all I have for now.

If you or someone you know has done something totally amazeballs awesome, let us know: Send your awesomeness to friendlyatheistsubmissions@gmail.com!

About Lauren Lane

Lauren Lane is the co-founder of Skepticon, the Midwest's largest skeptic student-run conference and remains a lead organizer today. She has not one, but TWO fancy art degrees and is not afraid to use them.

  • dorothy30

     if you like the ‘I have a personal relationship with reality Tshirt’ and wonder where to get one, they are at The Thinking Atheist website (i have one and wear it proudly)

  • http://friendlyatheist.com Richard Wade

    Thank you for these, Lauren. Please keep looking for and reporting on positive, heartwarming, encouraging, and uplifting things in the atheist movement. Sometimes the bad news can really wear me down, and stories like these can revive me.

  • http://www.twitter.com/alcrans Aloysius Cranston

    As an atheist, I am convinced there is no life after this one; for this reason I find suicide to be especially tragic, yet I have struggled with this issue through many years of my life. After reading about Southeastern Virginia Skeptics’ effort to raise funds and awareness for suicide and mental illness by participating in the Out of the Darkness Walk, I decided to check if there was going to be one in my area. I have now registered for the Out of the Darkness Walk taking place in Allentown, PA on October 14th. I would love to have the support of the godless community in my own effort to raise funds and awareness for this cause. If you care to donate, you may follow the link below: