Foundation Beyond Belief Announces Q2 Beneficiaries

Foundation Beyond Belief, a non-profit group that encourages atheists to give to various charities, just announced its Quarter 2, 2011 beneficiaries! (Full disclosure: I serve as President of FBB’s board.) Health: Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning Human Rights: The Innocence Project of Texas Peace: Central Asia Institute (founded in 1996 by Greg [Read More…]

A New Atheist License Plate in Texas

When it was time for reader Ramon to choose his new license plate, he wanted to express his belief system as well as his Hispanic heritage, so he went with “ATEO,” Spanish for “male atheist”: (Ramon’s a fan of Superman, too ) If you’re thinking no one will understand it, keep in mind he lives [Read More…]

Prayer: It’s Almost Like Doing Something

Jonathan Rosenberg‘s Scenes From a Multiverse gets it just right when discussing just how useless prayer is in times of need: Damn Cornpocalypses. They ruin everything. Meanwhile, Foundation Beyond Belief is actually doing something to help the victims of the Japanese Tsunami/Earthquake. We’re raising money for the Japanese Red Cross and you can help by [Read More…]

Who Needs God to Do Good Work?

This past Monday, a group of college students in South Carolina helped out at a place that really needed it: Volunteers in West Columbia spent their afternoon cleaning and sorting medical supplies at The Good Samaritan Clinic, a free facility that serves the Hispanic population. “We’ve been moving filing cabinets, helping with magazine racks and [Read More…]

Atheists Raise Over $42,000 for Doctors Without Borders

Last week, I mentioned that the Atheism sub-Reddit had taken up the cause to raise $42,000 for Doctors without Borders — the amount was an homage to Douglas Adams. This was a friendly competition with the members of the (admittedly less populated) Christianity sub-Reddit, who were donating to the World Vision Clean Water Fund. Well, [Read More…]