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18-12-2013, 11:39 AM
Please Help - Research Project
Please list all the atheist/freethinkers you can who've done large-scale and/or famous philanthropic and charitable acts.

Thanks.
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18-12-2013, 11:54 AM
RE: Please Help - Research Project
How about Bill and Melinda Gates?

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David Hume
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18-12-2013, 12:07 PM
RE: Please Help - Research Project
Definitely not all philanthropists, but here's a big list of more well known atheists and free thinkers. Scanning the list I'm sure you could spot more than a few.

http://www.celebatheists.com/wiki/Main_P...irect=true

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

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18-12-2013, 01:04 PM
RE: Please Help - Research Project
Dawkins, Bart Ehrman (he calls himself an agnostic).
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18-12-2013, 01:17 PM
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i would reduce that to just 'charitable acts.' Most of us do not have the financial resources to commit to large scale charitable acts, but would love to if we had the means. 10% of my income is a grain of sand (and also has a noticeable impact on my finances) compared to 10% of a millionaire's income.

If Jesus died for our sins, why is there still sin? If man was created from dust, why is there still dust? If Americans came from Europe, why are there still Europeans?
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18-12-2013, 01:32 PM
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Andrew Carnegie, Mark Zuckerberg, W.Gates, W.Buffet, Jawaharlal Nehru, Linus Pauling, David Suzuki, Brian Eno, Dave Gilmour, Steve Wozniak, Douglas Adams...

I'm bored now so I'll just summarise...

Half a billion Chinese

... do you want me to name them?

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18-12-2013, 01:37 PM
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A "Research Project"? Truly? Does PJ still have benefit of the doubt or does anybody else find the title of this thread the tiniest bit disingenuous? Dodgy
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18-12-2013, 01:42 PM
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(18-12-2013 01:37 PM)Paleophyte Wrote:  A "Research Project"? Truly? Does PJ still have benefit of the doubt or does anybody else find the title of this thread the tiniest bit disingenuous? Dodgy

If you look up the word "disingenuous" in the dictionary, it just says "see PleaseJesus".

If PJ had the benefit of doubt, we'd all do a lot less face palming. (see what I did there?)

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18-12-2013, 01:56 PM
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(18-12-2013 11:39 AM)PleaseJesus Wrote:  Please list all the atheist/freethinkers you can who've done large-scale and/or famous philanthropic and charitable acts.

Thanks.

Carl Sagan gave the word a simple understanding of the universe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ath..._educators

Here's a starting place for your research.

Or did you want me to do it for you????

Here's another one: http://thegreatrealization.wordpress.com...-atheists/

Took me less than a minute to do that. I googled it.
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18-12-2013, 01:59 PM
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Please list all the Christians who have committed genocide.
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