American Atheists: harvesting the cosmos to battle god.

This pretty much sums up why American Atheists is about my favorite atheist organization.

In a bold move, the organization announced today the installation of the George Watley Solar Array on the roof of its headquarters in Cranford, NJ.  Not only will the solar array generate 100% of the electrical needs for the main office, it will also produce a surplus of energy. The additional electricity will be sold back to the localelectric company, generating revenue for the American Atheists Legal Fund.

President David Silverman stated, “As atheists, we understand that the responsibility to make positive change in our world lies within us, not in a supernatural force or deity. We take this step toward a better future with great pride.”

We can pray or we can recognize the reality of the world around us and, through our understanding of how the universe works, bend it to work in our favor.  This is why, for every problem we have ever solved, human intellect was our salvation, not Jesus.

Big kudos to American Atheists!

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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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