Cross-posted from Canadian Atheist, in direct (and repeated) violation of the unofficial policy prohibiting such things.
This one will brief, since Hemant over at Friendly Atheist has already given us all the relevant information:
The Atheism subReddit has taken up the cause to raise $42,000 for Doctors without Borders — the amount is an homage to Douglas Adams.
This is a friendly competition with the members of the Christianity subReddit, who are donating to the World Vision Clean Water Fund. Much like with Kiva, we’re crushing them with our generosity (I should’ve pointed out that this is hardly a fair fight because the Atheism subReddit outnumbers the Christian subReddit by a longshot. There’s waaaaay more of us. So the “competition” is all in good fun. Still, Christians are more than welcome to try to beat us )
As I write this, the atheists have already raised $30,000. The Christians have raised a little over $10,000.
Let’s help the atheists reach their goal (and, as a bonus, give more than the Christians).
If you’re in the U.K., you can give here.
If you’re in America (or elsewhere), you can give here.
I just gave $10. What are you donating?
Personally I think this is an awesome idea. Despite being at odds with a large segment of the atheist community with my stance toward religion, I think this is the kind of collaboration and friendly rivalry that the “accommodationists” are talking about most of the time. I’m happy to channel some of my vitriol (and one night out’s worth of cash – I donated $50) into a cause that sees real and positive results for someone else on the planet.
So atheists, put down your deep-fried baby sandwiches, click on the link, and cough up whatever dough you can spare to finally destroy Christianity once and for all! Or, get a poor kid some medicine. Whatever lifts your luggage. Christians, you can donate here.
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