Perhaps I'm not looking in the right places. I just can't seem to find any local atheist groups that focus on doing charitable work or supporting equality in my community. Another poster pointed out that among the 200 organizations that recently supported Washington Families Standing Together, a group that campaigned to protect domestic partnerships in my state, there wasn't a single organization of non-believers on the list. For a community that so overwhelmingly supports equality, how sad is that? In a state where 25% of the population identifies as "none," I find it hard to imagine that I'm the only one in the area interested in these things. So what gives? Are we just that unorganized? Are Washingtonians simply that lazy or that callous? And where should I proceed from here?

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Comment by Daniel W on November 9, 2009 at 10:03am
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Now I beleive in woo woo mental connections. I was going to post on the same issue. We have a psychic connection.

Listinging to the Chariots of Iron podcast on my way in to work today, the topic of secular charity came up, so maybe it just takes time.

Maybe Washingtonians are thinking that Bill Gates giving away millions (or is it billions) raises the average secular contribution enough that they don't have to worry about it.

Maybe we just need to get organized and build community.

Maybe it's the short winter days and gloom and rain through the winter, and the mold and moss. I think I saw something about that on X-files once.

I agree. I keep thinking about this as well.

It's not just Washingtonians. A|N needs support too.

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