Hug an atheist is not setting out to ignore the problems and challenges people face, but the project aims to highlight the positives: how atheists too have emotions, love, morals,… By featuring regular people going through some key moments in life (such as marriage, grief, celebrations, …) , the project aims to show how atheists are more alike than religious people might think. Hopefully this might contribute towards a society where one doesn’t have to be afraid to say they are not religious.
The film has not been made yet. Sylvia is hoping to raise $27,000 through her indiegogo campaign. She has already raised over $4000, and has 40 days left to raise the remainder. If this is a film you would like to see, go ahead and make a donation. The impact could be very important. As discussed previously, a sense of the prevalence of this outgroup may go a long way towards reducing prejudice against atheists.