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Unifying Reason January 4, 2011

Posted by thegodless in Uncategorized.

While I am certain of my ignorance when it comes to the rules of nonprofits like the Freedom From Religion Foundation, I am not so certain that humanism, secularism, atheism, or whatever you want to label it, is getting the most benefit out of having so many splinter groups. I understand that many of these groups play very different roles and understand the importance of diversity, but we should at the very least have a loose coalition for those times when we need a strong unified front to combat our enemies. As I’ve stated, I am not certain what the limitations are on nonprofits and they very well may be required to be a soviergn entity, but I think it is worth speculating about the possibility for a single unifying foundation that is capable of uniting the entire spectrum of secular nonprofits.

I would love to hear what other more knowledgable people have to say regarding this proposal. The FFRF has about 16,000 members and they are our largest National group. Surely we can do better than that. There are mega churches in Texas with more than 16,000 members.



1. TheSecretAtheist - January 5, 2011

It might help if atheist and freethough organizations kept their membership rolls like churches do. Once you join you are a member, even after you die often times. 😀 Generally a church’s membership is 3-4 times their actual attendance on Sundays. The percentage of members who are supporting the churches with money is even smaller than that in most cases.

So, we should just claim everyone who ever thought about being a member of our organizations to be members and we can win the membership race.

thegodless - January 5, 2011

I would be fine with counting everyone that ever even considered that there may not be a god as an atheist, which would likely be our entire population, but I doubt religionists would take to kindly to that.

“Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?” -Douglas Adams

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