Secular Coalition for America

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    Sep 03, 2008 12:51 AM GMT
    I just saw a bit with this org on The Colbert Report...

    The Secular Coalition for America is the national lobby representing the interests of atheists, humanists, agnostics, freethinkers and other nontheistic Americans.

    The Secular Coalition for America is a 501(c)4 advocacy organization whose purpose is to amplify the diverse and growing voice of the nontheistic community in the United States. We are located in Washington, D.C. for ready access to government, activist partners and the media. Our staff lobbies U.S. Congress on issues of special concern to our constituency.

    Our member organizations are established 501(c)3 nonprofits who serve atheists, humanists, freethinkers and other nontheistic Americans. Their purpose in founding the coalition was to formalize a cooperative structure for visible, unified activism to improve the civic situation of citizens with a naturalistic worldview. A number of additional organizations have endorsed our mission statement.

    While the coalition was created expressly by and for nontheistic Americans, we also enthusiastically welcome the participation of religious individuals who share our view that freedom of conscience must extend to people of all faiths and of none. Accordingly, our staff works in cooperation with a variety of other organizations and coalitions where common ground exists on specific issues, and our e-mail action alert system is open to all who visit our site.

    http://www.secular.org/index.html
  • Mars

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    Sep 03, 2008 5:56 AM GMT
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  • Hunter9

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    Sep 03, 2008 6:13 AM GMT
    was there a point to this little nugget of information?
  • Delivis

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    Sep 03, 2008 8:39 AM GMT
    Hunter9 saidwas there a point to this little nugget of information?


    To spread the news about a good organization that some people may be interested in joining up with, i presume.
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    Sep 03, 2008 9:02 AM GMT
    Yes, like Bill Maher says, the percentage of Americans falling into this category is larger than one might suspect and it is a totally ignored group.
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    Sep 03, 2008 9:23 AM GMT
    Never heard of them, but in other countries in the so-called "developed" world they would not need an organization, they would be called the majority. The USA is unusual in the number of people who profess to believe in God and belong to an organized religion. I think it is much higher than Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Western Europe. I cannot remember the last time I saw an American on TV who had won something (for example a sporting event or a contest) that did not thank God, either first or second after his or her family. That is very rare in Canada.
  • Hunter9

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    Sep 03, 2008 2:25 PM GMT
    i wasnt knocking the organization, i was knocking the OP who simply copy and pasted pre-written text and made no reference to the point of the post.
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    Sep 03, 2008 2:48 PM GMT
    Hunter9 saidwas there a point to this little nugget of information?


    The point...so Caslon can increase his number of posts to make it to 7000. icon_twisted.gif
  • Timbales

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    Sep 05, 2008 7:19 PM GMT
    do they start their meetings with a prayer?