Friday, January 29, 2010

Oh for God's sake...

Further to the post below, George Pitcher’s evisceration of Dickie's rant alerts me to something I didn’t notice on first reading: Richard Dawkins’s atheistic fundraiser Non-Believers Giving Aid.

The website of which states: When donating via Non-Believers Giving Aid, you are helping to counter the scandalous myth that only the religious care about their fellow-humans...It goes without saying that your donations will only be passed on to aid organizations that do not have religious affiliations.

Because of course when donating to charity the main thing is to ensure that you also strike a blow against religion.

6 comments:

David said...

I always find, "it goes without saying" to be an odd, self-refuting phrase.

Sean said...

As a satanist I will of course only be only donating through the appropriate channels.

Which saves me time and money

Gaw said...

I missed out on that particular 'scandalous myth'. And I do try to keep up with them. Perhaps it was a 'mythic scandal' and they got confused?

malty said...

Affiliations, one of those words that covers a multitude of sins, what is meant by this? do we think that being affiliated to stuff, 'the affiliated society of boilermakers' gives us a sense of belonging, fulfills a long felt want, a longing for belonging as it were, affiliation has a whiff of the legalistic and God help us we need protection from the legal world as never before, Myself I favour loose connections, as in loosely connected to reality, helps pass the time of day.

Blair is loosely connected, with a bit of luck the flexihose will loosely connect the Jag's tailpipe to it's interior, Tone inside, windows shut, sorted.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Ooooo, a "scandalous myth". He's writing another Old Testament every time he opens his mouth, isn't he.

Hey Skipper said...

When donating via Non-Believers Giving Aid, you are helping to counter the scandalous myth that only the religious care about their fellow-humans...

Unfortunately, it is not a scandalous myth: the religious are* more charitable than the non-religious.

Speaking as someone who is not religious.

*To be completely accurate, a further modifier, such as "way", "much", or "far" belongs here.