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Atheist Do-Gooders

Members: 23
Latest Activity: Jan 8, 2013

Welcome to Atheist Do-Gooders!

This is a group for those interested in helping others.

If you or someone you know needs help, post here and the hope is that one or more of our members will be able to help or at least offer advice and emotional support.

We hope to foster a sense of community and family.

When we grow up (i.e. get more members) I hope we can organize efforts to provide "real" help (as opposed to online help) such as fixing up the house of an elderly person or even helping with disaster relief.

We can't do anything without members :-) so please sign up.

Discussion Forum

Free Advice: Do a cost-benefit analysis before going to college

Started by Buford Twain. Last reply by Little Name Atheist Jul 17, 2010. 3 Replies

If you want to go to college, ask yourself a few questions:1) Why am I going?2) What's it going to cost?3) Will it be worth the investment in time and money?Note that there are plenty of…Continue

Tags: advice, free

More atheist do-gooders

Started by Buford Twain. Last reply by Anachro1 Jul 17, 2010. 1 Reply

Found an interesting discussion thread about atheists doing good things over at reddit.com:…Continue

Tags: volunteering

The Online Learning Revolution

Started by Buford Twain. Last reply by Gecko, Seth...brother of Richie! Apr 8, 2010. 2 Replies

I think the web is in the process of completely revolutionizing education. There are already many free and excellent online tutorials, encyclopedias (e.g.…Continue

Tags: online education

Jamie Oliver's wish: Teach Every Child about Food

Started by Buford Twain Feb 13, 2010. 0 Replies

Our food is killing us at incredibly high rates. It's time to change this, for our childrens' sake if not our own. Excellent and inspirational talk by Jamie Oliver at…Continue

Tags: food

UK Libel Reform Campaign - please consider signing the petition

Started by Buford Twain Feb 13, 2010. 0 Replies

Free speech in the UK is being stifled by libel laws - it's far too easy to sue a person for speaking out, and the alternatives for the person being sued are to back down (be silenced) or defend…Continue

Tags: reform, libel, uk

What can we do?

Started by Buford Twain. Last reply by Buford Twain Jan 3, 2010. 7 Replies

Hi everyone!A while back, Michael asked an excellent question: What can we do?I think for now that we have to start small. We are a small group after all.So, consider doing something simple like…Continue

Tags: ideas

Introductions

Started by Buford Twain. Last reply by Leilani Dec 29, 2009. 6 Replies

Please introduce yourself Continue

Tags: introductions

"Certified Non-Lunatic Secular Charities"

Started by Little Name Atheist. Last reply by Little Name Atheist Dec 1, 2009. 2 Replies

Atheist Nexus member Dannyisme started a discussion on…Continue

Tags: charity, charities, secular charities

Science says low fat may not be better for you

Started by Buford Twain. Last reply by Little Name Atheist Aug 20, 2009. 1 Reply

Here is an…Continue

Tags: fat, health, diet

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Comment by Buford Twain on February 13, 2010 at 8:32pm
Leilani: my wife's cousin is going to be participating in this as a polar bear - in Illinois. Thanks for posting that info!
Comment by Leilani on February 10, 2010 at 8:02am
The Indiana Special Olympics are having fund raisers this month throughout Indiana. They are holding Polar Plunges! I missed the one in my city, so I am hoping to get out to another one. I know not everyone lives in Indiana, but I figured I'd share anyways. :)
Cities and dates as follows:
Feb. 13th - Ft. Wayne, Terre Haute, Versailles.
Feb. 20th - Boonville, Borden, Kokomo, Merrillville, West Lafayette
Feb. 27th - Indianapolis

Go to http://www.soindiana.org/ to sign up. :)

I know other states hold Special Olympics, I volunteered in the Southern California Special Olympics and it's very rewarding. :)

Much love!
Comment by Little Name Atheist on February 10, 2010 at 7:30am
You're welcome. I'll have to remember about different browsers and how they read various sites . Good thing I'm not working at a help desk somewhere.
Comment by Buford Twain on February 10, 2010 at 7:25am
Hi Grundgetta, this is done now. For some reason the "Edit" button only shows up for me when using IE, not firefox and Opera. I had tried before with firefox/Opera without success but today I tried using IE and then got it to work. Thanks for your help!
Comment by Little Name Atheist on February 7, 2010 at 5:48pm
Hey Lou,

Where it says "Discussion Forum", you should see a box on the blue bar entitled "Edit". Click on that.

Three drop-down boxes should appear. The third is entitled Show X items. You can click on that, and it will drop down, showing up to 20. I usually set it at 20 in my groups.

To the lower right, about where it says "View All" in a non-administrative view, there should be a blue "Save" box . Click on that, and the discussion forum should reset itself to show up to 20 conversations.

Hopefully I didn't skip any steps, and this will work.
Comment by Buford Twain on February 7, 2010 at 5:38pm
Hi Grundgetta, I tried but wasn't able to find a way to change the number of discussions that are visible. If anyone knows how to do that please let me know. Thanks.

-Lou
Comment by Little Name Atheist on February 7, 2010 at 8:32am
proudmumma, that's one of the reasons I joined Atheist Nexus. Brother Richard, who is the site administrator, and many of the folks who are active on the site are interested in secular community.
Comment by Little Name Atheist on February 7, 2010 at 8:30am
Buford, would you please change the settings on the discussion forum so that more than three discussions are showing?
Comment by Little Name Atheist on July 19, 2009 at 6:32pm
Glad to have you with us, Smiling Eyes.
Comment by Buford Twain on March 12, 2009 at 8:20pm
Hi bexx, welcome to the group and thanks for posting those links.

Here is another good article:

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