Just days after she announced to the world from tornado-ravaged Moore, Oklahoma, that she is an atheist, it looks like Rebecca Vitsmun has found salvation.
Not from the Lord, mind you, but from other atheists and friends of atheists.
An Indiegogo campaign titled “Atheists Unite,” launched late Thursday by stand-up comic Doug Stanhope, is raking in dollars to help her family rebuild. Less than 17 hours after going live, it met its 60-day goal of $50,000. A little more than an hour later, as we prepared to publish, donations were at $55,000 – and growing.
“Holy @#!%!” Stanhope said, by way of hello when he answered his phone Friday morning.
Vitsmun, whose home was destroyed in Monday’s deadly tornado, unwittingly became a sensation Tuesday after participating in a live TV interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. When Blitzer asked if she thanked the Lord for the decision she made that saved her and her 19-month-old son, she stammered before saying, “I’m actually an atheist.”
She and Blitzer laughed and moved on. But that TV moment took on a life of its own, spreading online and through social media.
It also inspired this outpouring of atheist love.
Written By: Jessica Ravitzcontinue to source article at religion.blogs.cnn.com