There’s no doubt about it: atheists get a bad rap.
According to a 2006 national survey, nearly 79 percent of Americans believe that atheists don’t share their vision of American society. Nonbelievers are branded as immoral, hedonistic and rebellious. With the rise of the Religious Right, we’ve seen ever increasing attempts to equate religion and morality as mutually exclusive. We hear our politicians talk about their faith and how they believe it positively impacts society. We are marginalized by rampant assertions that belief in a god is a prerequisite for American patriotism.
So, it’s no surprise that with all of the negative stereotypes nontheists have to combat, we have a long way to go in proving that we can indeed be “good without God.” … Some of the organized efforts are underway in the nontheist community to assist in disaster relief …
… The Freethought Society has partnered with the Texas Freethought Convention to collect and distribute money to help where needed. The Coalition for Reason and American Atheists have joined this effort. View their video requesting funds here. To donate, please visit the Emergency Relief Fund page on the Freethought Society website. Encourage others to donate by liking and sharing their Facebook page….
…Hurricane Sandy has wreaked havoc from the Caribbean to Canada. Many people are in need of aid. The Freethought Society, headquartered in Pocopson, PA, is partnering with the Texas Freethought Convention to collect and distribute money to help where needed. The Coalition for Reason, Volunteers Beyond Belief and American Atheists have joined this effort….
… The Hurricane Sandy Emergency Relief Fund is put together by the Texas Freethought Convention and the Freethought Society out of Pennsylvania. It’s purpose is to assist those in the secular community and beyond who have been displaced, hurt, or otherwise affected by the hurricane. …
Hurricane Sandy Emergency Relief Fund – Facebook page
News updates on the Fund, donors, recipients, participants
Texas Freethought Convention – Facebook page
Volunteers Beyond Belief – Facebook page
United Coalition of Reason – Facebook page
American Atheists – Facebook Page