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View Diary: TIME Columnist Joe Klein doubles down on bashing Secular Humanists (109 comments)

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  •  "but the church groups are always out there, (11+ / 0-)

    in droves, when a disaster happens."

    Yeah, just look at how the WBC contributes after a disaster.

    -7.38, -5.38 (that's a surprise)

    Why must we struggle to protect the accomplishments of Democrats of the past from Democrats of the present? -- cal2010

    by 84thProblem on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 05:40:25 AM PDT

    •  Well they are. But our government has made it (7+ / 0-)

      easier for religious groups to acquire funding to perform these duties. How many of these charities get their money from Faith Based Initiatives.

      Add to that, This is Oklahoma. There is literally a church on every corner. Some of them mega churches. So guess what. Local churches are going to be cleaning up and calling on their fellow believers in congregations in other cities and even states, for help and for resources.

      Klein makes this out to be some kind of mystery or lack on the part of Humanists, while entirely ignoring the realities on the ground.

      Consider the religious nature of the state of Oklahoma and try and imagine what percentage of people here would be Humanists compared to the percentage of Christians.

      Now imagine how that plays out at disaster relief--how many 10s of Humanists will you find per hundreds of Christians?

    •  THE WBC IS the disaster n/t (4+ / 0-)
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      Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it.

      by anastasia p on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 06:58:19 AM PDT

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