I really feel bad that I cannot donate any money to AN, because I really would like to. But the thing is I only draw $721.00 a month from SSI, which comes out to be only $8,652 a year. It makes me feel useless that I cannot donate. It makes me feel that I don't belong, because I cannot contribute. It seems like I'm useless in everything. I'm so ashamed that I cannot donate to a cause that I stand for and am passionate about. All I can say is that I apologize for my inability to contribute. I hope that I can still add discussions and blogs as they come to my mind.
Again, I am so sorry for my uselessness.
Thanks Anthony I needed an uplift.Your telling your truth makes a difference.
I am looking forward to your conversations.Happy New Year !!
Anthony, every time you post on this website is a contribution from you. Contributions don't need to be financial, and I'm glad that you're here participating and contributing to the chorus of rational thought. That's worth much more than any monetary value. Your presence here is really what is most important. Absolutely no one here is demanding anything more from you.
Thanks, as always, for speaking up and for your candor. --Carl
Anthony, I experience your contributions as thoughtful, responsive to others, clear about your challenges and not beaten down by them. You belong as much as anyone because you care about the difficulties facing us and offer your perspective. We need you, I suspect more than you need us because you can add depth and perspective to problems facing so very many. You have a right to feel proud of your accomplishments and refuse to let them get you down. You have a spirit that inspires many of us. Keep the thoughts flowing; this is a good place for building community while living in a hostile world. Maybe our little community can bring a modicum of sense into life and living.
Do take good care of yourself.
Anthony you raise the level of this website with your words. You are far from useless. You matter tremendously. Thank you for being here.
I thank you all very much. This site means a lot to me. There is not enough sanity in this world by far, and maybe in some way our discussions and blogs may help spread a little sanity. I'm not sure whether our discussions appear on Google or not, but I know our (or at least my) AN blogs appear in Google search, because I've found mine on Google. Maybe believers who happen upon them will be led to think more about their own beliefs in more critical ways.
I have nothing to lose by being found on Google even as I know others do not want to be found, and for good reason. I Try to get articles out to the general public through Facebook and Twitter and I always ask Atheist Nexus members' permission. Good writing is a wonderful support for us and keeps us encouraged; however, the general public needs to read these items. Otherwise, they think there are no atheists out there in the community. Sometimes I receive permission to print the article but not their name, so I either use initials, or anonymous, according to the wishes of the author. That way, their privacy is retained, I hope, and I don't take credit for others' work. I am the messenger.
So happy to see you posting more. You were quiet for such a long time. I hope you feel healthy and are happy, especially now that you know you have no reason to be hesitant. You are a great writer. Thanks so very much.
Anthony, at the risk of sounding like a movie soundtrack that comes around once a year a week or two before Christ-Mess, no one is useless who has friends.
i concur with EVERYONE here, your contributions matter more than financial assistance. those who can give do. we need all types of members here and thoughtful members of any financial demo are what matters most.
How can you be useless when you have said reaching others that cannot afford and feel down about it....you have reminded us to contribute to nexist. You have already contributed and don't even realize it!
Volunteer some of your time to help.
I walk dogs once a week for the local shelter. Great for your health!
Thanks for Making and being a Difference.Anthony.