Heh...almost as good as the Maccabee stuff lol.<quoted text>First take note of how many atheists live in America then determine the percentages of help.
The point being, if no one was in a religion, their would be more organizations that were of secular charity.
And I think the Red Cross is probably the largest helpers in disasters besides the government and they are both secular.
The Order of St John traces its origins back 900 years to the Knights Hospitaller from whom St John today derives its inspiration and maxims Pro Fide Pro Utilitate Hominum,'For the Faith and in the Service of Humanity.'...
One of the most powerful political organizations in the late Middle Ages was the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, the Knights Hospitallers, whose ranks were filled by scions of the richest aristocratic families of Europe. Formed in Jerusalem in the 11th Century to provide hospital care and protection to Christian pilgrims visiting the Holy Land, the Knights soon became one of the foremost military powers in the region. Their base of operations was a chain of castles and ports. After Saladin, King of the Saracens, dislodged them from Jerusalem, the Knights relocated briefly to Cyprus, and then to the island of Rhodes in 1309.
Ottoman Emperor, Suleiman the Magnificant In 1522, the Ottoman Emperor, Suleiman the Magnificent, successfully laid siege against the Knights in their Aegean stronghold. Once more they were set adrift. After a two-year stay in Corinth, Greece, which the Knights again defended against Muslim attacks, the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, offered them the island of Malta in 1530 with favorable terms. In exchange for a perpetual lease, the Knights sent the emperor a falcon once a year as a token of their fealty. They remained on the islands, making Malta the most impregnable Christian fortress in the Mediterranean.