Atheists seem to be getting downright evangelical, eager to preach the not-so-good news that religion is a sham. From CNN:
A group that helps people “recover” from religion says it’s ready to pick up the phone.
Recovering from Religion, which has about 40 support groups in the U.S. and Britain, plans to launch a hotline that will offer doubters an anonymous place to ask difficult questions and find communities of like-minded nonbelievers.
The group plans to staff the help line 24 hours a day and is modeling it after services like suicide prevention hotlines.
Sarah Morehead, executive director of Recovering from Religion, told CNN that the mission is to help people, not convert them to atheism.
“A lot of the times they just need someone to talk to,” Morehead said.
The 1-800 number has yet to be named. Recovering from Religion is trying to raise $30,000 by June 30 to fund “The Hotline Project” with up to 40 counselors.
Read full story here. Seems kind of retro, doesn’t it? (Remember Dial-a-Prayer?) I imagine those staffing the phone lines may get calls not just from doubters, but from those looking to argue and do some converting themselves.