Atheists Help the Homeless in South East Texas

The South East Texas chapter of Atheists Helping the Homeless had its first giveaway yesterday and it’s incredible how many items they had to help those less fortunate:

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You Can Now Bid on This Hilarious Not-So-Biblical Cross Stitch Pattern… for Charity!

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a link to an article by Jake Dawe at McSweeney’s featuring several biblical cross-stitch patterns that Kim Davis would surely appreciate since the fake Bible verses were tailored to her bigotry.

Becky, a reader of this site, had the talent and motivation to turn one of those verses into a reality:

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Help a Teenage Atheist Kicked Out of Her Mormon Home

Kaitlyn M. is a 19-year-old atheist who was recently kicked out of her Mormon parents’ home. She’s struggling to make ends meet and began a fundraiser to get some help.

David Smalley of Dogma Debate spoke with her yesterday, and her story is one that I’m sure a lot of you (unfortunately) can relate to.

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Atheist Group Continues to Help Community Clean Up Its Riverbed

For 21 years, the City of Santa Clarita in southern California has held an annual “River Rally,” where local citizens converge on a section of the Santa Clara River to clean out thousands of pounds of litter and debris, and for the third year in a row, the Santa Clarita Atheists and Freethinkers, of which I’m a member, joined 1,400 other people to help clean up another couple of miles of southern California’s last completely natural river, an important refuge and migratory route for dozens of species of wildlife.

SCAF River Rally 2015 with logo

Why do we do this? It must be because we think that all people and all living things are nothing but accidental piles of molecules with no meaning, purpose, or value, right? It’s because we don’t give a crap about life, death, or anything in between, right? I mean, many Christians frequently tell me that’s what I think. Helping the environment and the community for free is what immoral, uncaring, cynical, selfish nihilists like us do, right? [Read more...]

Attendees at Atheist Conference Packaged and Delivered More Than 30,000 Meals for the Hungry

Now this is pretty damn awesome.

At the Pennsylvania State Atheist/Humanist Conference (PAStAHcon) this weekend, in addition to the usual lectures, the organizers held a special event where volunteers could pack food for the hungry.

They raised more than $7,500 for the cause and ultimately boxed up more than 30,000 meals:

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