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

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  •  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?

    •  Yup. Come to Oregon, which has one of the lowest (8+ / 0-)

      populations of people who identify with an organized religion and I would imagine you would see more "organized secular" groups after a disaster.  They might even all have t-shirts.  Probably some variation of tie-dye using hemp fibers.  

      But Oregonians take care of their neighbors just as much as Oklahomans, despite their apparent "heatheness."    

      Metaphors be with you.

      by koosah on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 06:30:35 AM PDT

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