5th July 2009

“Apologists for religion point to charitable works as some sort of justification for it. I answer: non-believers perform these, too, out of simple fellow feeling, not requiring the idea of pleasing a deity or getting into heaven to prompt them to it.”

A.C. Grayling

2 Responses to “5th July 2009”

  1. John Sutton Says:

    Try the list at:

    http://techskeptic.blogspot.com/2007/12/atheist-charities.html

    A simple search revealed many other secular charities.

  2. Chris Says:

    This giant non sequitur has always bugged me for its insulting arrogance – that you can’t be moral without God telling you how to be moral. The non-religious have superior morals because they are not rooted in hope for heaven or fear of hell. We do good works because it benefits our community, not because gentle Jesus is a ‘comin with a sword.