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An Addition to "Belief in a God" - Secularism

Post 1

Steve K.

My simplified computer dictionary defines "secularism" this way:

1. Religious skepticism or indifference.
2. The view that religious considerations should be excluded from civil affairs or public education.

This came up for me when I said I was looking for a "non-religious" charity. Someone said it might be hard to find an atheistic charity. I replied a "secular" charity was what I had in mind. Both definitions above appeal to me, as I believe that most religious beliefs do not even rise to the level of being wrong. Just nonsense.

An Addition to "Belief in a God" - Secularism

Post 2

Apollyon - Grammar Fascist

I imagine Doctors Without Borders would qualify as a secular charity.

An Addition to "Belief in a God" - Secularism

Post 3

Steve K.

Interesting you should mention that. I have a mailout from "Doctors Without Borders" sitting here on my table (I get mailouts almost daily from charities, most go straight into the recycle bin as I am familiar with their religious leanings, high admin cost, etc.) It looks promising - no mention of religion, 86% of donations go to programs (still low to me but better than most), '99 Nobel Peace Prize. I will research further - I have seen for other charities discrepancies on admin costs between mailouts and the Watchdog groups reports. Evidently the high charity CEO salaries also buys "creative accounting". smiley - grr

I also have a mailout from "Care" claiming 91% donations to programs. Also more research planned.

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