It’s Hug An Atheist Week! How Are You Celebrating?

It’s Hug An Atheist Week, when your group can raise money by offering hugs for charity:

Need more of an incentive to participate? If your Secular Student Alliance or Center for Inquiry campus atheist group posts a short video of your event online, the Stiefel Freethought Foundation will give you $100! All the information you need is right here.

C’mon, even Penn & Teller are getting in on the action:



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.

  • Bitter Lizard

    My timing for Don’t Touch Me or I’ll Punch You in the Face Week could not have been worse.

    • Tainda

      I celebrate that week as well. We need tshirts

    • Dave

      Or better. All we share is a lack of belief, that doesn’t mean you can touch me.

  • The Other Weirdo

    The girl in the black t-shirt looks likes a predator about to eat lunch.

  • TiltedHorizon

    Damn it. I just picked up my “Beware I Bite” tee shirts in honor of the new season of Walking Dead.

    No one will hug me now. Waaaaaaaah!

    • Tainda

      I am so excited for the new season I can barely contain myself

  • Itarion

    I hadn’t noticed… :(
    [/forever alone]

  • kielc

    I’m not a big hugger, but I did walk down the length of the Quad at UIUC to meet these fine folks and stuff a wad of singles into their collection box. Well done, ISSA!

  • Baby_Raptor

    I will…Hug myself, I guess. I’m the only Atheist I know in my little corner of Arkansas.

    • Tainda

      Poor Raptor. I’m close, I will drive to Arkansas and give you a hug even though I don’t like to be touched lol

      • Baby_Raptor

        We can have a non-touching hug, so you won’t be uncomfortable!

        • Tainda

          Like Jack and Karen did on Will & Grace?! Works for me!

          • C.L. Honeycutt

            Those two were assholes and they were the only likable characters on that show.

            But wait, you’re atheists. Instead of air-hugging, shouldn’t you be air-baby eating or something?

            • Tainda

              I loved that show! lol

              Mmmm, air-baby

              • C.L. Honeycutt

                Air-godless orgies.

                • Tainda

                  I giggled with evil glee at that one

    • ahermit

      Virtual hugs from the Great White North…

  • Spuddie

    Its a change of pace from “Get groped by a priest week” the Catholic Church organizes”

  • brianmacker

    This and kissing booths kind of creep me out.

  • Rebecca Horne

    I mentioned this to my girlfriend, and within a second, she began cheering, “Every time you hug an atheist, an angel gets its wings!” and began cackling.

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