Memo to Nick Kristof: Don’t Give Evangelicals That Much Credit

Nick Kristof has a piece in today’s New York Times regarding Evangelical Christians and doing good works. While he has the best of intentions, wanting everyone to get along, he gives Evangelical Christians far more credit than they deserve. Normally when we think of Christians, it’s the jerks, the bigots, the “blowhards” (as Kristof says) [Read More…]

Nice Job, Chris McCoy!

Chris McCoy launched a campaign to raise $50,000 for charity via GiveBack. He asked people at /r/atheism to help him out… and he won! What’s more impressive is that he didn’t start the 100-day contest until Day 92: With only a week remaining, Chris knew he needed to work fast and work smart. The 29 [Read More…]

An Easy Way for Atheists to Help a Good Cause

Reader Brian explains: Folding@Home is basically a distributed computing project designed to cure diseases like cancer and Alzheimers. It works by borrowing spare CPU cycles from people who install the program on their computer. If you’d like to help out, just download the software and type in #182116 in the “team” box during setup (so [Read More…]

Mid Ohio Atheists Adopt a Highway

The Mid Ohio Atheists (in Mansfield) recently adopted a two-mile stretch of highway — Interstate 71, between mile markers 166 and 168 — and they recently did their second cleanup: It took about 3 hours to do the cleanup and get everyone back off the interstate. Many of us went to a local fast food [Read More…]

Atheists Come Out for City Cleanup in Vinton, Iowa

After recent storms devastated the city of Vinton, Iowa, guess where the volunteers for the cleanup effort are coming from? A [University of Northern Iowa] student group, the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers (UNIFI), will be traveling to volunteer in the city cleanup on Saturday, July 23, 2011. The students will be meeting up with local [Read More…]