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Atheists are uncharitable people.

Benshapiro
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9/20/2015 9:20:20 PM
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At 9/20/2015 8:38:38 PM, Mobutu wrote:
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"Not as charitable" doesn't mean "uncharitable". Giving to the church counts as a "charitable" donation so it's not exactly surprising that religious people are measured to give more to charity.
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9/20/2015 9:26:54 PM
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At 9/20/2015 8:38:38 PM, Mobutu wrote:
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Cultural changes -- think: sex, drugs, and rock `n' roll -- led to a massive decline in religious observance in the 1960s, the scholars said.

LOL, it is hard to go to church when one's time is taken up sexing, druging and rock and rolling. wtf is this crap?
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9/20/2015 9:29:08 PM
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At 9/20/2015 9:20:20 PM, Benshapiro wrote:
At 9/20/2015 8:38:38 PM, Mobutu wrote:
http://web.archive.org...

"Not as charitable" doesn't mean "uncharitable". Giving to the church counts as a "charitable" donation so it's not exactly surprising that religious people are measured to give more to charity.

Unless you are going to a crappy church, that money should actually be used for charity. The whole point of the tithe is to go towards charity.

It's nearly impossible to starve to death in America. There are a lot of people getting charity, and things would be a lot worse if it wasn't going on. These people wouldn't starve to death and go away, they'd do desperate things.

Thank God for charitable people.
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9/20/2015 9:40:47 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/20/2015 8:38:38 PM, Mobutu wrote:
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Headline:
"Religious people make better citizens, study says "

ISIS agrees.

"young Americans are "vastly more secular" than their older counterparts"

Progress.
On a side note, the concept of paragraphs and basic typography seem to have eluded the editor.

"That so-called politicization of religion triggered great hostility toward religion," leading to a "dramatic growth in secularism and `none's"

Go none's!

"Ron Millar, acting director of Secular Coalition for America, said that nontheists are just as likely to volunteer for worthy causes as believers."

I'm a non-believer. And lo and behold, I volunteer on a weekly basis.

Poorly written, poorly argued, poorly formatted, this article is dangerously close to clickbate.
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9/21/2015 12:47:32 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/20/2015 9:29:08 PM, UniversalTheologian wrote:
At 9/20/2015 9:20:20 PM, Benshapiro wrote:
At 9/20/2015 8:38:38 PM, Mobutu wrote:
http://web.archive.org...

"Not as charitable" doesn't mean "uncharitable". Giving to the church counts as a "charitable" donation so it's not exactly surprising that religious people are measured to give more to charity.


Unless you are going to a crappy church, that money should actually be used for charity. The whole point of the tithe is to go towards charity.

It's nearly impossible to starve to death in America. There are a lot of people getting charity, and things would be a lot worse if it wasn't going on. These people wouldn't starve to death and go away, they'd do desperate things.

Thank God for charitable people. : :

Thank God for the laws in the U.S.A. where groceries can't be sold after a certain date. Christians get all the outdated food to give to their favorite charities including themselves without costing them anything.

Do you know that my homeless and atheist friends are way more giving than any Christian I've met? Christians like to use the tax write-off's for their charities and then expect their church groups not to be taxed at all.

Many of my friends have been rejected by the Christian churches in my area because they don't fit the requirements necessary to be given anything. When I ask Christians why their church doesn't use their beautiful kitchens for the poor and homeless, they make up all kinds of excuses why they don't.
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9/21/2015 1:13:29 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/20/2015 8:38:38 PM, Mobutu wrote:
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You see, I was right, you did find another group of folks to dump your bigoted hatred upon. Well done.
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9/21/2015 1:29:16 AM
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At 9/20/2015 8:38:38 PM, Mobutu wrote:
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You cannot use an article such as this to prove that all atheists are uncharitable people. This is a massive generalization of all atheists based on a slight difference between them and the religious.
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9/21/2015 2:08:40 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/20/2015 9:20:20 PM, Benshapiro wrote:
At 9/20/2015 8:38:38 PM, Mobutu wrote:
http://web.archive.org...

"Not as charitable" doesn't mean "uncharitable". Giving to the church counts as a "charitable" donation so it's not exactly surprising that religious people are measured to give more to charity.

This.
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9/21/2015 5:04:10 AM
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At 9/20/2015 8:38:38 PM, Mobutu wrote:
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I think on the contrary.

I think most atheist are of the socialist liberal mindset; and are keen to make a state where it's citizenry are dependent on government handout and taxes are used to fuel statewide welfare.

I think that makes them quite charitable. Not only feeding and paying the poor, but making the poor as well.
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9/21/2015 5:45:54 AM
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At 9/21/2015 5:04:10 AM, Mhykiel wrote:
At 9/20/2015 8:38:38 PM, Mobutu wrote:
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I think on the contrary.

I think most atheist are of the socialist liberal mindset; and are keen to make a state where it's citizenry are dependent on government handout and taxes are used to fuel statewide welfare.

I think that makes them quite charitable. Not only feeding and paying the poor, but making the poor as well.

Ahh yes and the "godly" ultra orthodox wingnuts have a much more generous plan of action.
Spend trillions of dollars every year murdering the innocent populations of foreign nations.
Hoorah for the wingnuts. LMFAO.
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9/22/2015 6:26:47 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/21/2015 12:47:32 AM, itsnoone wrote:
At 9/20/2015 9:29:08 PM, UniversalTheologian wrote:
At 9/20/2015 9:20:20 PM, Benshapiro wrote:
At 9/20/2015 8:38:38 PM, Mobutu wrote:
http://web.archive.org...

"Not as charitable" doesn't mean "uncharitable". Giving to the church counts as a "charitable" donation so it's not exactly surprising that religious people are measured to give more to charity.


Unless you are going to a crappy church, that money should actually be used for charity. The whole point of the tithe is to go towards charity.

It's nearly impossible to starve to death in America. There are a lot of people getting charity, and things would be a lot worse if it wasn't going on. These people wouldn't starve to death and go away, they'd do desperate things.

Thank God for charitable people. : :

Thank God for the laws in the U.S.A. where groceries can't be sold after a certain date. Christians get all the outdated food to give to their favorite charities including themselves without costing them anything.

Do you know that my homeless and atheist friends are way more giving than any Christian I've met? Christians like to use the tax write-off's for their charities and then expect their church groups not to be taxed at all.

Many of my friends have been rejected by the Christian churches in my area because they don't fit the requirements necessary to be given anything. When I ask Christians why their church doesn't use their beautiful kitchens for the poor and homeless, they make up all kinds of excuses why they don't.

Not all churches operate in the same manner. The organization that I'm a part of gives unconditionally every day of the week, and I certainly don't make any money off of what I do. In fact, I tend avoid money in favor of poverty. We have bible studies for those who want them, but we don't require anyone to go, and we don't require anyone to be a believer to get assistance. It's an organization made of people, but they are well intended people, and am grateful for those who support in whatever way they are willing.

You are right though, a lot of people would be surprised at how charitable the homeless can be towards each other.
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