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Humanist Fellowship of San Diego Message Board › South Carolina soup kitchen to atheists: No serving soup for you!

South Carolina soup kitchen to atheists: No serving soup for you!

A former member
Post #: 21
Everyone knows that religious belief and serving food to the poor are inextricably intertwined. Which is why it makes total sense that a group of avowed atheists, Upstate Atheists, were banned from helping out at the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen in South Carolina last week.

Since they were not allowed in, they set up across the street to distribute food and other necessities like toothpaste and socks to the area’s poor. And they did this while not believing in god. What an abomination!

Upstate Atheists' slogan is "Charity Beyond Belief," but the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen wasn’t buying it, calling the atheists' mission “counter to the mission of the soup kitchen." The executive director then added, "They can have the devil there with them, but they better not come across the street."

We did not know that the devil had branched out into the charity business. Clearly, a rebranding scheme.

Excerpted from: http://www.alternet.o...­
San Diego, CA
Post #: 13
Damn straight! The mission of the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen is to provide nourishment to the poor, while the mission of Upstate Atheists there would have been to provide nourishment to the poor. Problem averted!
A former member
Post #: 39
This just gets my goat. Who the frell cares what you believe--in the desert god, nothing, or water sprites, if you are helping out someone--human or animal--in need?? Sorry for restating the obvious, but sheesh!
Oceanside, CA
Post #: 158
If any atheist-humanists want to go and do some good like this (though admittedly, without the fun of sticking it to the pious as they did in South Carolina), one of our fellow members, Michael Summers has organized an event to volunteer at "Feeding America San Diego" in one week (November 12th):­
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