But there was an occupying army of relief workers, led by local first responders, exhausted but still humping it a week after the storm, church groups from all over the country — funny how you don’t see organized groups of secular humanists giving out hot meals — and there in the middle of it all, with a purposeful military swagger, were the volunteers from Team Rubicon.
i'd just like to point out that there was absolutely no need for Klein to stick that piece of misinformation in his article. the article wasn't about atheists or atheism. it was simply a cheap shot fired for no reason whatsoever. people like Klein need to be called out for their ignorance.
for those who tweet (i don't) here's his twitter feed:
feel free to give him a eyeful.
If he keeps that kind of crap up, I may rethink my subscription to TIME.
Haven't had a subscription for years, and have no intent in getting one. I guess what Klein and his ilk fail to understand is this. Non-believers who volunteer in assisting their community (like many believers and non-believers that I know) don't do it for the publicity or notoriety. We do it simply because it's the right thing to do.
And when I say "we," I'm including believers in that category. Some of the projects I've worked on include people from various Christian sects and denominations. Once in a while, you may see a "St. Mary's Church" t-shirt (usually advertising a charity bar-b-que or Bingo date and time which has since passed). But on average, if you do, it's something the guy or gal just tossed on to do yeoman's work.
Those who do it for the notoriety and publicity, and who obviously impress Klein (which apparently doesn't take much), would do well to read Matthew 6:1-6. Klein just gave them their reward.
well said Pat.
I'm guessing many people who helped were Atheists. That jerk just didn't know it.
Matthew, until you know Klein's intention, how do you explain "...fired for no reason whatsoever"?