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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 09:24 PM
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Atheist Students Donate to People in Need


Kudos to the members of Illini Secular Student Alliance for their generosity!


We at ISSA had an eventful weekend as we teamed up with Interfaith in Action, the Newman Catholic Center, the Navigators, and the Jain Student Association to make the holidays a little brighter for some families in need right here in Chambana.

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We heard the little boy loved cars, trucks, and trains (what little boy doesn't?), so we got him a set of hot wheels and a big firetruck that makes loud, realistic siren and honking sounds. I made sure to apologize to the family in advance for that one.




We picked up some art supplies for the other two girls then hastily wrapped up the presents in the trunk of the car and headed out to West Champaign to meet up with our designated family.

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When we left one of the girls gave us this adorable thank you card. I've hardly been able to stop smiling since I put it up over my desk. My face hurts.


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Full post and more photos at the link.



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beam me up scottie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 09:28 PM
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1. Holy shit, those goddamn atheists are shopping at Walmart!
Shields up, comrades!

:rofl:
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 09:33 PM
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2. I was disappointed about that too
But I suppose we can't expect perfection...
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beam me up scottie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 09:46 PM
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3. Good thing they didn't post the pix of them beating the crap out of the store Santa
and defiling all the Christmas trees with their atheist propaganda.

I just gave myself an idea...

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humblebum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 10:51 PM
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4. That's a very positive thing. They are to be commended. nt
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deacon_sephiroth Donating Member (315 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 09:46 AM
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5. I'm sure they're just doing it to push their agenda. n/t
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:14 PM
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8. No doubt
They probably slipped a few Dawkins books in with those toys.
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MarkCharles Donating Member (932 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 09:48 AM
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6.  Atheists who are charitable? How can that be?
I thought charity is only possible if you accept Jesus as your personal savior.

OR, at LEAST you had to believe in a god in order to be a giving person.

I was taught by believers that all atheists are very selfish people.


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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:13 PM
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7. That's what I'd heard too
I guess what we always hear isn't necessarily so.
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:58 PM
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9. It should be noted that these atheists are ORGANIZED.
Clearly, this organized atheism has an evil, ulterior motive.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:10 PM
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10. They joined with Catholics and Jains?
Aren't they concerned about enabling them?
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darkstar3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 10:07 PM
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11. Let's see:
Participating in charity regardless of who is involved, and welcoming all including Catholics and Jains. I don't see any enabling there...

Now defending and supporting (through continued attendance and tithing) a church involved in a crusade against women and homosexuals (and I don't just mean the Catholics here), that sounds like enabling.
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 10:12 PM
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12. Working alongside others while engaging in charity
Not exactly "enabling".


Giving time, money and other forms of support to organizations/groups who work to oppress women, non-believers, members of minority religions, LGBTs and others...that's enabling.
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darkstar3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 10:24 PM
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13. GMTA it seems
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