Having been holed-up in the Ethical Culture Leaders’ Retreat the past few days I missed the news that Greta Christina, a fellow atheist blogger, is suffering health trouble and was soliciting support from readers and sympathetic fellow-travelers. After only a couple of days she has ceased asking for support because contributors have already met her needs.
I mention this not just to offer my support to Greta – she’s a fantastic writer and warm person who has given so much to the Freethought movement – but also to highlight that, despite what some may think, there is a caring community of atheists out there who care for and help each other in times of need. Greta writes:
I am deeply loving the atheist community right now. Atheism really came through for me on this one. I am feeling deeply loved and valued by this community right now. And I’m feeling excited and happy and energized to get back into working with it when I recover… in a way that I haven’t in a while.
I’ll go do that.