All Blog Posts Tagged 'charity' (11)

So the Pope said I can go to heaven...

...and that's pretty cool of him. 

I knew there was a reason I wasn't trolling this guy's Twitter account. 

Now, I'm no fan of the job, in general. But this guy seems alright! 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/22/pope-francis-good-atheists_n_3320757.html

My good works are animal adoption charities, veterans programs and of course, my Plant a Row Program,…

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Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on May 22, 2013 at 6:56pm — 26 Comments

Tale of Two Fathers Which Art (Not) In Heaven: My Charles Dickens Versus Paul Ryan's Ayn Rand

I've been waiting for years for Paul Ryan to be named on the 2012 GOP Presidential ticket.  I had tiny worries of Santorum or fellow Minnesotans Bachmann and Pawlenty being serious considerations, but have anticipated that Paul Ryan would be the BoyWonder they would pick in the end. …

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Added by Christine Vyrnon on August 12, 2012 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Eggs for the Kids at Kasese Humanist Primary School Fundraiser

I've been working with Bwambale Robert, the project director of the Kasese Humanist Primary School in Uganda on a way to get more nutritious meals to their young students

I'm pleased to announce the launch of a two-phase project to get a large secure coop built on the school!  Chickens mean eggs.…

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Added by Godless Poutine on July 17, 2012 at 12:47pm — No Comments

The Upside Down Nature of Church Budgets

Imagine receiving this pitch from the American Cancer Society:



"Donate $100 today, and $15 of it will go directly to cancer research and to alleviate the suffering of cancer patients! Better still, $50 of it will be used to pay a lecturer who holds weekly meetings to explain why cancer is bad, why donating to the Society is good, and what cancer patients did to give themselves the disease! The other $35 will pay for our building, our other staff, general overhead, fundraising costs and… Continue

Added by Henry Ruddle on December 6, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Prayer vs. Work

I've got an online friend who's been having it rough lately. Dialysis, loss of work, bills piling up, you get the idea. As a friend it's hard to see someone having a hard time, knowing that you can't fix it for them.… Continue

Added by Laura Foster on November 12, 2010 at 11:23am — 2 Comments

For the first time in Australian legal history, the Parliament's Senate Economics Committee is investigating tax law amendments that might (if enacted) close a loophole exploited by religious organis…





For the first time in Australian legal history, the Parliament's Senate Economics Committee is investigating tax law amendments that might (if enacted) close a loophole exploited by religious organisations.



Currently, Australian Tax Office (ATO) automatically grants tax free status to organisations that make "supernatural claims". This means Catholics, Hindus, Muslims,… Continue

Added by Andrew Skegg on June 26, 2010 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Non-Believers Giving Aid: Support for the Haiti Tragedy and Beyond

Non-Believers Giving Aid: a religion-free way to help disaster victims



Spurred by the horrific suffering in Haiti, the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (RDFRS) has joined forces with 13 other freethought groups or associates, to collect donations to non-religious relief organizations. Those participating are Atheist Alliance International, Atheists Helping the Homeless, Atheists… Continue

Added by Shine on January 18, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Atheist charity

One area in which the religious claim a superiority to atheists is in the performance of good deeds and charitable works. They really seem to think they have this one licked.



I get very annoyed at this claim for two reasons:



1. An act of charity is self-serving for a religious person in that a reward is anticipated from whatever sky-daddy is involved, be it virgins, raisins, favoured celestial seating arrangements or the like. (Actually I think virgins are only doled out… Continue

Added by paddo on August 16, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

You Need Religion To Have Morals?

This is taken from The Friendly Atheist which, by the way, is one of the best Atheist blogs on the web so if you don't already read it, you should start. Great story that spits right in the face of the whole "without religion, people would have no morals" BS we hear from theists so often. Here's a link to the post.



Richard… Continue

Added by SabreNation on July 28, 2009 at 12:15pm — 2 Comments

Why the Will is Not Free



Human beings have a powerful sense of free will, and in at least one important sense, they are responsible for their actions. Despite this, however, the concept of free will as it is commonly understood is baseless and incoherent. It is certainly true, of course, that when beings make choices, it feels to them as though a variety of outcomes are possible. In fact, however, only the actual outcome was ever really a possibility. For a different choice to have been… Continue

Added by Causal Crunch on April 21, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Beingist Philosophy

These are the basic premises intended to define Beingism. Beyond the content of the text here, Beingists may come to a variety of different conclusions. Other texts on this site, such as the essays, blog posts, and message board postings, may contain ideas widely shared among Beingists, though this cannot necessarily be… Continue

Added by Causal Crunch on April 19, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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