Atheists to the Rescue in Aftermath of “Sandy”

Oct 31, 2012 | Posted by: Hedonist

Earlier this week a “monster” storm battered the East Coast. According to one source, storm “Sandy” claimed the lives of 57 people, caused up to $20 billion in damage and up to $30 billion more in lost business. An approximate 6.5 million people are still without power and blood banks are in need of donations.
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“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#1 Oct 31, 2012
We are indeed “Good without God.”

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#2 Oct 31, 2012
Facinating.

I tried posting my own write-up on the forum News page, and it looks good when you click on the link from there.

But when I open this thread from the "Forums & Polls" page, I don't get the whole write-up.

So, I am purposely repeating my write-up here to make sure everybody gets the whole story --

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Those who can are encouraged to donate blood. A list of blood donation agencies can be found here, organized by state.

Foundation Beyond Belief has organized a donation drive for Team Rubicon, a disaster response organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with medical professionals to rapidly deploy emergency response teams into crisis situations here in the U.S. They have also organized donations for International Medical Corps to assist with disaster relief efforts in Haiti. Donations can be made through the organization’s Humanist Crisis Response page.

The Freethought Society has partnered with the Texas Freethought Convention to collect and distribute money to help where needed. The Coalition for Reason and American Atheists have joined this effort. View their video requesting funds here. To donate, please visit the Emergency Relief Fund page on the Freethought Society website. Encourage others to donate by liking and sharing their Facebook page.

The New York City Atheists will hold a blood drive on November 6. For more information check their website in the coming days, which will be updated as power is restored to New York City.

Members of Secular Coalition for America member organizations and endorsing organizations are encouraged to check with their group leaders and local chapter affiliates to see how they can help with local relief efforts.

In this time of need for so many people in both the United States and the Caribbean, we urge you to lend a hand and show the world that we are indeed “Good without God.”

(From an email I received from Edwina Rogers, Executive Director, Secular Coalition for America)

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#3 Oct 31, 2012
Good info here. I'm curious: is the blood needed because of a huge influx of patients who need it, because of stock lost because of the storm, or a combination of both. I don't give blood as often as I used to, but I'll make a point of it this week.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#4 Oct 31, 2012
Same here.
NightSerf wrote:
Good info here. I'm curious: is the blood needed because of a huge influx of patients who need it, because of stock lost because of the storm, or a combination of both. I don't give blood as often as I used to, but I'll make a point of it this week.

“Reason's Greetings!”

Since: Feb 11

Pale Blue Dot

#5 Oct 31, 2012
I'm in for a monetary donation after the 15th of the month.
Henry

Bad Langensalza, Germany

#6 Nov 8, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Same here.
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God have had a chance to help against "Sandy" but there was a not the daitest idea from any religion at all!
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#7 Nov 8, 2012
I think the 'Good Without God' slogan is a bit dated now. I believe it was most frequently associated with humanist groups. Now, such groups are 'moving-on' from all superstition and less often mention god in slogans or as a means of expression,(at least in the UK).

The motto of the Scottish Humanists is 'Do No Harm'...
http://www.scottishhumanists.org.uk/index.php

More positively, the BHA...
http://www.humanism.org.uk/home
'For the one life we have'.

Perhaps we are conditioned by religious dogma or just convention to think that we choose to be atheist, humanist, religious or whatever? Perhaps others are in a better position to judge the degree to which such descriptions apply.

Scots talk about humanism...
http://www.humanism-scotland.org.uk/content/a...

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