American Atheists Releases Statement About Boston Marathon Explosions

Obviously, most of the information we have is premature right now, but American Atheists just released this statement:

American Atheists President David Silverman said, “As a native of the Boston area, I am terribly upset about this news. Our hearts go out to the families of the two people who died today, and we wish a speedy recovery to the injured runners and spectators… We call upon those in the area as well as anyone else who wants to help to donate blood and hope investigators are able to find out what happened quickly and safely.”

You can donate blood or funds to the Red Cross by going here.

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  • 3lemenope

    Many of the runners in the Boston Marathon were just at the hotel I work at, as they were running in the Narragansett Marathon two days ago; this is hitting very close to home. They were so excited about attending the Boston race…this is just awful.

  • Len Blakely
  • Silver

    I donated just last week, hopefully it’ll be put to good use!

  • r.holmgren

    “Our hearts go out to the families”

    You mean, you’re trying to project nice thoughts? Does that seem logical and rational? Does it actually do any good? Has the perceived “goodness” been observed, tested and verified?
    Everyone but the terrorists feel bad about this, but practicing voodoo seems a tad silly.

  • 3lemenope

    Fuck. Off.

  • Sven2547

    Sympathy isn’t voodoo, dipshit.