Secular Hotline Project met its fundraising goal. Bryan Fischer is wrong again.

You’d think the people who claim to be taking their policies and claims straight from the maw of the almighty wouldn’t be wrong so freaking often.  Two weeks ago, when the Secular Hotline Project had raised $1,700 on the way to its $30,000 goal, Bryan Fischer said:

When asked by CP if he felt the atheist group would reach their fundraising goal, Fischer replied that “this effort is doomed to fail.”

And yet it didn’t even take two weeks to raise the money for this amazing project.  Whoops!  Pro tip: if you’re ever looking for advice on investing, ask your corgi before you ask Bryan Fischer.

“The whole computer thing is just a fad. Nobody’s going to throw their money into that pit. Invest in squirrels.”

To Bryan Fischer the idea that people would be so compassionate as to place financial value on soothing the psychological torment that so often accompanies leaving the faith in which a person was raised is less believable than tales of a man rising from the dead.  Even to an avowed cynic like me, that’s pretty fucking sad.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Avicenna

    Oh it’s not just Fischer. William Lane Craig was complaining about it too! Apparently philosophically we have no leg to stand on as well as scientifically. So you shouldn’t allow this “hotline”.

    Which is news to me since apparently science discovered Jehovah and no one bothered telling me about it.

    Why won’t you guys tell me anything!

    If scientific proof was necessary to have a hotline then Miss Cleo would be out of a job.

    • Loqi

      You don’t believe in a omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent superman who revealed himself to primitives in the Middle East and loves me thiiiiiiiis much? Clearly you don’t have a scientific or philosophic leg to stand on.

    • Jorge Pérez de Lara

      What is truly important is not that science discovered Jehova, but that it finds a cure for it!

  • Jasper

    “Bryan Fischer is wrong again.”

    In other news; water is wet, sky is blue, planet still orbiting sun

  • Loqi

    Well, since all of Fischer’s financial value came from *inflicting* psychological torment, I can see why he’d be confused as to why people would want to stop it. Psychological torment is a job creator! Damn godless liberals and your hatred of job creators.