Sherry Mitchel is in need of your help to get the medical attention that she needs. After a life filled with chronic pain from arthritis in many of her joints she now has an “iffy” (as the ER doctor referred to it) spot on the left side of her brain in need of an MRI to diagnose and treat. Sherry has no health insurance and only works part time in retail. She devoted many years to taking care of her dying father and sacrificed her 9 year career in order to care for him properly. Shortly after his death she began to get migraines. Several a week lasting for hours or even days at a time. She has maintained her part time job throughout all of this debilitating pain. She is only asking for $500 in order to get the MRI scan. Don’t let her give up yet. She deserves a shot at a pain free life. Be a part of saving someone’s life and donate today. Click here for more information about how you can help Sherry today.
My name is Sherry and I am 42 and single. I have worked retail for most of my life and am currently employed part time. I have been looking for a better job but have been unsuccessful. I am currently living with my sister because I cant really support myself right now.I have suffered from severe depression following the death of my father. I was his caregiver when he fell ill. I dropped…
Hi, my name is Andrew Berkey and I live in Morris Minnesota. I attend the University of Minnesota Morris and am a political science major. On June 29th at approximately 1 am my father committed suicide in Glenwood Minneosta, about a half an hour from where I live. He was camping with a friend and was having his fair share of problems with life at the time. They were sitting in their camper and…
For many years now all I have heard from Christians are that they have god given morals that somehow give them the ability to do better at life than anyone else. Their god, scriptures, and set of moral codes ensure that they are the higher authority on not only morality but in all areas of life. So I decided to see if this was true.
Atheists overall have lower poverty rates than Christians, Society Without God (Zuckerman, 2008). This is due to the psychology of religion leaching onto the poor to give them hope and security that after all of this pain and suffering there is a better eternal life waiting for them in heaven. Rather than taking responsibility for their situation and figuring out a way to
overcome their poverty, many of those in poverty rely on prayer and deity intervention rather than searching for a better job, understanding how to save for the future, and how to budget effectively in order to end the cycle of poverty in which they live and will most likely pass on to their children.
Atheists have higher IQ’s than Christians, which in turn gives atheists lower illiteracy rates (United Nations Human Development Report, 2004). Higher IQ’s give way to abstract reasoning and the ability to understand more complex situations. By being able to understand things in an abstract way Atheists are able to grasp concepts like the size of the universe, scientific exploration and the rules that follow, as well as comprehending large concepts like the human brain and how it works regarding the infection of religion.
Due to higher IQ’s and lower illiteracy rates atheists have higher income levels than Christians. When you understand more of the world and the science behind the biodiversity that is our Earth, as well as how people interact with one another you are then able to achieve higher standards in education. We all know with higher education the more potential earnings a person has. Most atheists have higher education degrees at the Masters and Ph. D levels. Atheists try to become the best at what they do, which in turn gives them better paying jobs in the area of study they have become experts at (United Nations Human Development Report, 2004).
Study and education, I’ve found, is a major part of the atheist community. As a group we want to understand many different aspects of not only life here on earth but the possibilities of all the trillions of different combinations that could’ve been on this planet but never did. Science, philosophy, math, literature, and so much more have become staples in the community. A vast understanding of many diverse topics has become a must in order to defend the understanding that there is no god.
Christians like to think that they have the moral high ground. They adhere to all of these commandments and avoid sin as much as possible and if they mess up, Jesus will be right there to forgive them. No need to take responsibility for your actions when forgiveness is just one prayer away. But is this true? No, atheists have lower divorce rates, lower pregnancy rates among teens, lower abortion rates***, lower STD infections, lower homicide rates**, and lower crime* rates overall. Why would the religious, who have a book of rules and guidelines to follow, sin so often? Is sin just another word for human nature? Maybe morality is not something that is given by god but more of people being good to one another because our society is better when there is no crime, murder, suicide, or infections. Having a healthy, well-educated society means that the quality of life for everyone increases. Atheists actually do something instead of waiting for their deity to come along and change things for them.
So, if you think that somehow your holy book with its many rules and guidelines makes you a better person, why not look at the atheists in this world and ask the question: How do they live better lives without the rules of a deity? Morality is built upon taking responsibility for your actions and learning from your mistakes. Atheists do this…. Christians just wait for god to do something.
*Cross-National Correlations of Quantifiable Societal Health with Popular Religiosity and Secularism in the Prosperous Democracies: A First Look (Paul, 2005)
**Homicide rate lower among atheists: Cross-National Correlations of Quantifiable Societal Health with Popular Religiosity and Secularism in the Prosperous Democracies: A First Look (Paul, 2005)
***Cross-National Correlations of Quantifiable Societal Health with Popular Religiosity and Secularism in the Prosperous Democracies: A First Look (Paul, 2005)
The fertilizer explosion in West, TX left the people affected in need of medical care and physical therapy in order to regain what was lost due to the explosion. ALthough this fundraiser occurred at the same time as the Oklahoma Tornadoes not much was raised for the incident.
$2,161 was given to a large fund that helps those in need financially and other forms of help.
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Atheists from around the world came together to raise $20, 718 to aid victims of the Boston Bombing. We sent the money to One Fund which was founded for the victims of the bombing. The One Fund gives the money to the victims to help with everyday life, medical bills, and We waited for months for people to apply for the aid. We don’t know why no one applied, but we think it is because we are an…
The Oklahoma tornados devasted many people. Homes destroyed, loved ones lost, and recovery seemed impossible. Atheists Giving Aid stepped in and raised a little over $16,000. The problem that occurred after the fundraiser was over was that no one applied for the aid. Not 1 person. We’re not sure if it is because we are an atheist organization that will not change our name but stand firm and…
After helping many people receive help from Atheists Giving Aid and a thought occurred to me, “Why not help people find better jobs or a job at all?” The National Congregations Study, a major survey of church congregations from all over the United States led by Mark Chaves at Duke University in collaboration with the National Opinion and Research Center at the University of Chicago, discovered…
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