Another post unposted

I wrote a whole entry here about why I just unsubbed from one of the many excess Bloglines subs I've had recently--mostly because the blogger claimed a societal bias against religion, and used as evidence an article that said not one word about religion, but did discuss efforts to fight homophobia. Given the seeming equation of religion and homophobia (and the absurd idea that America is somehow anti-religious, I guess because non-believers still aren't burned at the stake or "deported" immediately), I just gave up on the blog.

This is what's left of it. Oh, and Mdoneil, if you're reading, I don't have appropriate skills to volunteer directly in what's left of NOLA, but we did send total amount at this point not relevant and our business to the only non-religious charity that seemed to be accepting web donations, the American Red Cross. And will probably send more later.

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Fantastic!

Thanks Walt. You have done more than I have. I'm just sitting by the phone waiting for a call. I feel like a teenager waiting for a date to call.

Re:Fantastic!

Yeah, but you'll be able to do something direct, which I won't. I'm impressed (not for the first time).

I wish I'd thought of that formulation!

I don't have appropriate skills to volunteer directly in what's left of NOLA, but we did send total amount at this point not relevant and our business to the only non-religious charity that seemed to be accepting web donations, the American Red Cross.

I wish I'd thought of that formulation! It would have let me answer the question without seeming to pat myself on the back. I'm just too literal.I don't buy that Christians or religious people in general are persecuted in this country. Just TRY to run for any state of federal office as an atheist or agnostic. If you can't bellow out "God Bless America!" and "In God we Trust!" and double your pledge volume when you get to "under God!", the American polity has NO place for you. You don't actually have to LIVE your faith, but you do need to express one. Nonbelievers need not apply.One can make a weak argument that popular culture is antireligious, but if professed Christians of all denominations are watching the shows and going to the movies, why blame Hollywood?Prayer in schools is worthless unless there is prayer at home.

Re:I wish I'd thought of that formulation!

There was a dollar amount in the original post; I realized a little later that I was violating our (my wife and my) policy of keeping donation amounts (and our other financial matters) private. So I edited the post.

also America's Second Harvest...

http://www.secondharvest.org/ - another non-religious organization that does great things and is accepting Hurricane Katrina donations online.

Re:also America's Second Harvest...

Thanks. For some reason, the SF Chronicle didn't show a website for America's Second Harvest, an organization we regularly support. (And one that gets more than 100% efficiency from donated dollars, thanks to the way it leverages support.)

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