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A couple months ago, the number of hits to this site began to go up dramatically. It’s happened before in spurts but never this much without any sign of tapering off. I’m not complaining. In fact, it’s very exciting. But there is one down side to it.

This site has no corporate overlords to pay for the servers. For the past three years, I’ve done that on my own, first from my own pockets, then via Google ads, and later via paid ads in the sidebar. The site has always managed to pay for itself, but at present rate, the Friendly Atheist server fund will run dry within a couple months.

As much as I’ve resisted doing it, I’m putting a Donate button in the sidebar. If you’re so inclined, I’d appreciate whatever you would like to give. Rest assured the money will only go toward running this site and not my personal collection of baby-shaped ice cube trays.

I’m sure I can offer a selected range of atheist-themed gifts for a randomly-selected person or two who donates within the next 48 hours… 🙂

Thanks in advance.

***Update***: I added a $5/month subscription option as well.