Secular charities mentioned in today’s show include:
- Planned Parenthood Austin
- Doctors Without Borders
- Capital Area Food Bank
- Atheists Helping the Homeless
These organizations help real people in this life – the only one we’re sure to get. They’re transparent about what they do, and serve anyone in need.
As I mentioned on the show today, the idea that some reward awaits the faithful in the afterlife is one of the religious doctrines that impairs our ability to solve the problems that plague humanity. It makes it easier to ignore suffering if you think some people are better off dead. Well, it’s not okay with me for people to go without medical care because they’re poor. It’s not okay for people to go hungry in a country where obesity is a major health concern. It’s not okay for women to be pregnant year after year until they die of exhaustion. The organizations above are doing what they can to solve these problems. If you can help, please do, and thank you.
And now, open thread – have at it.