Atheists donated way too many care packages to deployed troops

Earlier this week, I highlighted an incredibly easy way to send a care package to a deployed military member, completely free of charge. It was a combined effort between Revision Military, who makes SawFly battle-ready eye wear among other things, and also the AnySoldier charity who helps match military members with individual donors. This started getting a lot of traction on Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter almost immediately. So I called them to ask a few basic questions. Namely, were they … [Read more...]

Atheists on reddit raise money like a champ for Doctors Without Borders

Look at how much money r/atheism raised for Doctors Without Borders! There's no point in me even really putting a number on it. I saw it hit $100,000 much earlier today, and I see no sign of slowing. People are doing clever posts like 'every upvote, I'll donate $X amount'. Some early posts along these lines turned out to be hoaxes, at least one from 4chan. But similarly to the Forever Alone fail, this backfired.┬áThat particular troll's efforts inspired non-trolls to do the same thing even … [Read more...]