AOF Activities & Events
In 2009, freethinker William Bermudez started Hug an Atheist Day (June 1st) to poke fun at other groups popping up at the time to encouraged hugging. He called for people to run up and hug atheists or any nonbeliever in general, whether agnostic, skeptic, secular humanist, or with other heretical views. In the words of one blogger:
It doesn’t matter what your worldview is, practice a little tolerance. Find your nearest Atheist, Absurdist, Agnostic, Anti-Religionist, Antitheist, Apatheist, Deist, Dystheist, Existentialist, Freethinker, Gropaga, Ignostic, Mahayana, Marxist, Misotheist, Naturalistic Pantheist, Nihilist, Nontheist, Pastafarian, Secular Humanist, Skeptic, Spagnostic, Structuralist, Buddhist, Zenbuddhist, or anyone else who doubts the existence of a god, and & give him/her the biggest hug ever!
But use common sense, because not everyone appreciates uninvited hugs.