It seems that we are constantly being bombarded with bad press. There's a few threads on this site right now talking about it, either on Facebook or in the media. Atheism is seen as a "bad word" and I think this is why some people are not taking the step out of the closet.
It's time to stop worrying about the bad press.
It's time to counter their preconceptions.
It's time to volunteer.
Yes, volunteer. We need to be a presence in our communities to show people that we aren't angry or "mad at god." We are people who decide not to live in a fairytale world. We are people that will help our communities just for the sake of being good, not because some magical sky fairy told us to.
Becky and I have been discussing a few options. As she mentioned in her post, there's the idea of adopting a highway. [SCDOT FAQ] It seems simple enough. Then, we could have THIS:
So, who's interested? We need to take a tally of who's interested and the area you can help in.
Please, if you have any other ideas or suggestions about serving our community, let's hear them!
P.S. I'm thinking SC atheists t-shirts...oh yea!
Organize a protest in front of Westboro Baptist Church.
I think any kind of volunteer work where we wear a t-shirt broadcasting what we stand for would be great. We could get 5-10 people together for a volunteer day.
Just brainstorming too lol...
*Downtown Greenville's park-clean up day [or other popular parks and areas. If we really want to make an impact on people, we need to show them]
*I've heard something about you can volunteer to read to kids @ the library. Maybe a book reading of something dealing with evolution for secular children in the area [This could be something we each do in our own areas and spread the message across the state.]... This could even be a way to find more secular/atheist adults would like to volunteer.
Any other ideas out there?
so folks... we going to get something together for HOG day?
We need a name for our group. Any suggestions?
SC Atheist Volunteer Group
Atheist Association of South Carolina
Think Atheist Volunteer Organization
Slogans for tshirts?
Doing good without god. <- I like.
for a name, i'm all about a clever acronym. i've been brainstorming but i haven't some up with anything solid. :-/