Help These Students Create Animated Introductions to Atheism

A group of students from the Savannah College of Art and Design (in Georgia) are trying to create a series of animated shorts that explain atheism in a clear, short, easy-to-digest sort of way, and they’ve started a Kickstarter campaign to raise the money they need:

The Animated Freethought Project aims to create a fun, funny, engaging, non-offensive and easily-accessible introduction to secular reasoning and life without God.

… The funds will go towards purchasing quality microphones and animation software (including the Adobe CS Suite and automatic lip-sync extensions to cut production time drastically).

Non-offensive?! I know. Disappointing to a lot of you. But soooo welcoming for so many if it works out. Check out their page and make a pledge if you like what you see!

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • Darryl Pickett

    This looks well worth supporting! Thanks Hemant!

  • Dave Ricks

    JAKE: What’s this?
    ELWOOD: What?
    JAKE: This car. This stupid car. Where’s the Cadillac? The Caddy, where’s the Caddy?
    ELWOOD: The what?
    JAKE: The Cadillac we used to have, the Bluesmobile.
    ELWOOD: I traded it.
    JAKE: You traded the Bluesmobile for this?
    ELWOOD: No, for a microphone.
    JAKE: A microphone? Okay, I can see that.

  • The Godless Monster

    “Non-offensive?! I know. Disappointing to a lot of you.”

    Yes, but happily not disappointing to many of us. More good can be accomplished by drawing people in instead of driving them away.

  • Gideon

    I agree. My sneaky path into atheism went through the writings of Douglas Hofstadter (i.e. casting doubt on the need/rationale for dualism). I never would have bothered with atheistic media based around ridicule.

    I suppose that some others are actually easier to reach through insults than through simple education, but I wasn’t one of them. Attempts to “shock” me into thinking critically about faith would’ve merely repulsed me further.