Some conservative religious organizations would like everyone to believe that they are the only charitable people and that charitable giving would dramatically decline if religion falls. Simply not true. Heck, this site would have you believe that atheists do not understand love. Ummm, yeah.
Ok, I’m showing my irritation and I need to get back on track.
Foundation Beyond Belief
On the Foundation Beyond Belief About page, you will learn that their Humanist Giving program selects five charitable organizations based on “impact and efficiency, our featured beneficiaries are secular organizations with the exception of Challenge the Gap, which features non-proselytizing organizations based in other worldviews.”
Foundation Beyond Belief has three other categories, including Beyond Belief Network, Humanist Disaster Recovery Network, and Humanist Service Corps.
Richard Dawkins Foundation
On the About Us Page, you will learn that the primary focus of the foundation is to eliminate the negative impact of religious influence on science education. In order to do this, the foundation partners with other secular organizations to:
- Encourage and support non-believers to be openly secular.
- Eliminate discrimination against non-believers.
- Provide educational support for middle school teachers on the topic of evolution.
- Raise disaster relief funds from secular communities.
- Provide support for clergy who no longer hold supernatural beliefs.
In response to Daily Prompt, Doubters Alert.
What commonly accepted truth (or “truth”) do you think is wrong, or at least seriously doubt? Why?
I have doubted the existence of god for more than a decade, maybe close to two decades.
There are too many reasons to list why, so I’ve chosen a handful:
- Too many biblical contradictions. See http://bibviz.com/.
- Scientifically impossible events.
And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
- Promotes violence, discrimination, and misogyny.
And everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel. Then… the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die.
- Anti intellectual – “just have faith.” Don’t think for yourself, trust the bible and the “experts.” That just doesn’t sit well with me.
Seeing that I have outed myself as a non believer to the most important person in my life (my mommy), I figured that it is time to out myself to the general public.
I am a non believer. I am in the process of determining the title that I wish to accept because it may not be atheist. To those of you who know me personally and you are Christian, I encourage you to still accept me as an upstanding and ethical person.
If you know me personally and you are a Christian, know that I will never attempt to convert you to a non believer status. I would expect the same courtesy from you, in not trying to convert me to your belief system.
I will discuss my non-beliefs from the perspective of generating understanding and acceptance of me and others like me. I will also speak up when I see something that slanders the character of non believers, or infringes on the secular aspect of the USA.