You know I sometimes wonder about people of various religious faiths, but somehow I never wonder about those, like myself, who have alternate views. I mean, I don’t pray or go to church and believe the whole mystique is built around aliens publicly manipulating and teaching people thousands of years ago. Regardless of so-called beliefs, they all revolve around helping others in need and not around hoarding wealth. It seems to me that true charity is character driven and not inspired by religious beliefs as such. There are good and bad people in all categories.
The following picture amuses me. I think I would have dropped a twenty dollar bill in the atheist bowl just because of the sheer genius behind the idea:
At face value it appears that agnostics, atheists, and Buddhists are following the religious “script” and all the others not so much. Given this was not just posed for a cute picture, it still does not measure who walked by without donating anything.
Me? Atheist so far as god having Santa Claus style omniscience and omnipotence. I have half my liquid assets tied up helping four different households have a home they can afford while I play banker — I don’t charge late fees and if things are tough I just push back the loan a month or so without interest (4% annual otherwise). I don’t ever give to any organized charity and assume it is true that most street beggars have jobs and are drug addicts or simply make more money than I do through begging. I’ll hold a door open for anyone no matter how they are dressed.
But this guy here takes the cake and I’d buy him one just for making me laugh at the concept. Thanks, dude, you made my birthday.
Happy birthday to Diane on May 2, happy birthday to me May 3, and happy birthday to Nathie May 4. There, I’m covered.