One of the big advantages that religion has over the greater atheist/Humanist community is money. Christians are used to supporting and funding the propagation of their message. Many Christians even donate “their last dollar” to further “God’s Work.” In this world, money talks and so we need to start tithing for reason.
In the free market of ideas, there is little doubt that Humanist ideas are vastly superior to religious ideas. Religious people know it too and that is why it has become such a taboo to criticize religion. This means that we can actually win this culture war if we can get our ideas out there. It is all about marketing and campaigning. That of course takes money.
Atheist Nexus is the largest atheist social networking site with over 16 thousand members and for the last few months they have been trying to raise $5000 for site upgrades. If it were Christian Nexus they would have that in an hour. It isn’t the fact that there are simply more Christians either. Christians would donate to Christian sites and projects because they believe that money helps God (as if a God needed money). The point is that atheists have a cause worth fighting for too. We are fighting for reason. If we can’t spread reason and present our criticisms of religion to the public, the consequences are felt not in some afterlife, but in this one, here and now.
There are lots of atheist organizations, blogs (like this one), radio shows, youtube channels, etc. that are struggling for funds needed to get the message of reason out there. There are atheist authors (aside from the big four) struggling to get their books read or even on bookshelves. We have to support each other.
I am calling for all people of reason to set aside at least 5% and hopefully 10% of our income to help fund atheist projects, websites, organizations, etc. Normal organization dues don’t count. If we all start funding each other, we will see a rise is visibility of positive atheism and a rise in atheists. But money talks and right now we are being outspent about a billion to one. Please help to spread this message.
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