I got an email from a friend of mine about an upcoming birthday party she’s throwing. She’s about to turn a very special age:
66.6 years old.
That’s cause for a celebration, right? 🙂 She thinks so, and she’s humorously making the best of it, using it as a fundraiser for a favorite cause:
We will further tempt the beast by asking each adult to contribute $16.66, $6.66 for kids. This will go to the Atheists United general fund. If you’d like to bring a personal gift, please express that desire with an additional contribution to Atheists United.
Brian Parra of Atheists United suggests that everyone can do this — Figure out your “Beast Day” and use it to raise money for your favorite cause!
The easiest way to do it is to go [here] and enter your birthday, followed by 66 in the years and 219 days. (Some advanced mathematics — 0.6 times 365 days is 219 days).
My Beast Day is Saturday, October 2, 2049.
I can’t wait.
It’s a cute tradition to begin among your group of heathenistic friends and there are plenty of causes deserving of your money. Some of you may have a Beast Day coming up soon — might as well celebrate!
(If you’re looking for a good cause, consider the Secular Student Alliance. We’re only $5,000 away from our goal! — See the thermometer on the right sidebar.)
(Thanks to Doug for the link!)