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This Wonderful New Non-Profit Group Will Help Secular People in Need

What happens if you come out as an atheist or LGBT and your parents kick you out of the house? What if you're trying to leave an abusive relationship but your entire social network is contained within your church?There are resources out there for people who need a safety net, but they're often faith-based.But there's finally a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people without religion get the help they need. It's called Secular Avenue:
We often talk about how churches provide community -- I think they're great at it -- and we've seen atheists attempt to replicate that (sans the whole God thing). But this is a practical approach to a very serious problem. This will help the people in our secular world who need it the most, at a time when there are very few others they can rely on.I asked Noelle if she would answer some questions about the group and our conversation is below:

Reflecting on the Loss of Jesus Scholar Marcus Borg

The passing of Jesus scholar Marcus Borg last week (on January 21) highlights the continued rift in the Christian world between the conservative and liberal theological camps.

Ecologist Curt Stager on Getting Cremated: It’s Much More Beautiful Than You Imagined

Someone gave me an Amazon gift certificate last month, which I used to buy ecologist and science journalist Curt Stager's 2014 book Your Atomic Self: The Invisible Elements That Connect You to Everything Else in the Universe. I'm a few chapters into it, and it's lovely. Stager has a way of wrapping dry biophysics in a kind of mellifluous poetry.He also pulls that off while speaking off the cuff, as he did in a conversation with a writer from the World Science Festival. Here he's talking about what happens when we die.
Say you’re cremated. You’ll start to heat up, and all your atoms will start jiggling, and the first thing to go off is going to be be your body water, and that’s about two-thirds of you. That’ll go into the air, and within a few days it’ll turn into clouds and raindrops and snow, and it’ll drop to the earth or into the oceans and become part of water bodies or be soaked up by plants. People will eventually drink you and make you part of their bodies.

Andrew Sullivan Says He Will Stop Blogging

Wow. I wasn't expecting to hear that Andrew Sullivan will stop blogging, but I can't say I'm surprised:

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Comment by John Secular Smith on September 17, 2009 at 12:24am
So was the theist's discussion euthanized?
Comment by qıƃ ɟ ǝıɔɐɹʇ on September 12, 2009 at 2:07pm
Stephen Murphy said: "Someone with pretty brown hair was cropped out of your photo!"

I just thought that Hemant was sporting his Sanjaya Malakar left-side ponytail look. ...spoken by a fellow off-center photograph sporter...

(love me some Sanjaya)
Comment by Marc Draco on August 23, 2009 at 1:54pm
Gotta love these guys http://www.illinoisfamily.org/news/contentview.asp?c=34504 - what ever happened to freedom of speech, love thy neighbor, etc.?

LOL. You go for it man!
Comment by Blake Mitchell on August 4, 2009 at 3:53pm
are there any atheist in Princeton or Trenton?

I am trying to get a meet up going and right now we have 4 people including me. I want to get a few more people if possible.Head over to the New Jersey Atheists discussion forum and make a post.
Comment by animus on August 2, 2009 at 2:48am
My bark is worse than my bite...woof! Glad to attach myself to the lighter side of atheism. My whole family is (morbidly) religious. Have learned attacking is not always a good option. So will go to my little corner for now... thanks for training me not to attack when sniffing dogma.
Comment by Susan Stanko on July 30, 2009 at 8:53am
That's okay Danielle. I am not particularly friendly either. Just ask my patrons:)
Comment by Jennifer Parsons on July 10, 2009 at 10:32pm
Hi Friendly Atheists...I think I'm friendly, so I thought I'd join. :-D
Comment by Elessarina on June 3, 2009 at 3:44pm
I will be in Chicago in early September anyone around?
Comment by Fiona on August 25, 2008 at 11:05pm
Love you friendly atheists out there
Thanx for letting me join such a friendly group
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Fee
Comment by Allytude on August 25, 2008 at 11:02am
Hemant, there seems to be a problem with your site- I cannot access it.

However, the adverts on the right of this page are hilarious
 

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