More Ways to Help the People of the Philippines

As I wrote a few days ago, the Foundation Beyond Belief is asking atheists (and anyone else who would like to join us) to help with the relief efforts by contributing to our Humanist Crisis Response program. 100% of your donations will go to Citizens’ Disaster Response Center, a community-based relief organization in the Philippines.

But that’s not the only way you can help out.

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Atheist Documentary ‘A Scarlet Letter’ Looks for Funding

John Jennings and Nyssa Senzig are the producers of a new documentary called “A Scarlet Letter“:

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Of All the Problems in North Korea, Lack of Bibles Really Isn’t High on the List

Pastor Eric Foley, who runs a Christian mission group called Seoul USA, just gave a gift to the people of North Korea: Bibles. 50,000 Bibles. All delivered by way of hot-air balloons.

Not edible Bibles, mind you, just run-of-the-mill paper Bibles.

Because that’s what the isolated, starving, desperate people in North Korea need: Jesus.

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The Sunday Assembly Isn’t An Atheist Megachurch, No Matter What the Media Says

Over the weekend, Gillian Flaccus wrote an article for the Associated Press about the rise of atheist megachurches — a phrase that’s been used before — that it’s worth taking a second to step back and discuss what that actually means.

Flaccus wrote:

Nearly three dozen gatherings dubbed “atheist mega-churches” by supporters and detractors have sprung up around the U.S. and Australia — with more to come — after finding success in Great Britain earlier this year. The movement fueled by social media and spearheaded by two prominent British comedians is no joke.

According to Christianity Today, a megachurch is defined as “a church with an average weekly attendance of 2,000 or greater.”

I know of only one atheist gathering in the past decade that’s been attended by that many people: The Reason Rally. Everything else pales in comparison.

What you have now are local atheist gatherings that bring together anywhere from a few dozen people to a few hundred people — many of them, I suspect, will be one-time events — and that’s enough for the media to dub them “megachurches”? It makes absolutely no sense.

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Kansas City Homeless Shelter Tells Atheist Group They Can’t Volunteer on Thanksgiving

What’s with religious charities turning away atheist volunteers lately? It happened in South Carolina a couple of weeks ago and it’s happening in Kansas now.

For a couple of years now, the Kansas City Atheist Coalition has volunteered with the Kansas City Rescue Mission to deliver meals to the hungry on Thanksgiving.

This year, the atheists have been told their services won’t be needed:

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