Name: Bill Fusaro
Location: Deep River, CT
It was December 25, 1973. I was eight years old and had just finished opening “all” my Christmas presents. Then my mom said something like, “Wait … Santa left you guys a note.” Me and my brothers rushed over to the table. There was a hand written note which said, “You each have one more present in the basement. – Santa Claus.”Of course I was excited about the fact that there was still another present … as it turned out there were three brand new...
Guest blog by: Jason Paul Benell
Recently the IRS settled with the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) concerning the political activism that many religious groups have engaged in over the past years. FFRF challenged the IRS on the grounds that religious organizations receive preferential treatment due to their church status, citing the requirement for all non-profit groups file special financial accountability forms while churches do not. They allege that “this preferential treatment directly benefits churches while discriminating against other non-profit organizations solely on the...
Something I’ve heard from well-meaning, and not-so-well-meaning, believers: why do you need atheism? Why congregate for something you lack like we do for something we have [their religious beliefs, god, etc]?
This is a multifaceted question, with multifaceted answers.
On the face of it, nonbelievers need to congregate because they need to be around other people that don’t believe.
They need to organize not to proselytize, but occasionally to spread the good word…that you can be good without god, that atheists believe in good. Humanism.
Mine – and My Husband’s Answer
Name: Ryan Carnett
Location: Springfield, MO
Former Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational Christian
Name: Rachel Head
Location: Emporia, KS
Former Religious Affiliation: Mormon and Wiccan
Label: Atheist, Humanist