Please donate for evil

I can’t say anything positive about the Secular Student Alliance. They are clearly not worthy of support.

Free speech, however, is worthy of support. Unfortunately some people seem to disagree with it. Recently, the SSA has been targeted by Distributed Denial of Service attacks. One of their employees reports that they have meanwhile installed effective defenses, but those cost money. I think it is reasonable for Christians to donate towards offsetting that cost so as to make clear we don’t approve of that kind of crime for which could easily have been committed by overzealous idiotic coreligionists.  Basically it’s not about supporting them but about restoring the status quo ante.

To that end Adam Lee of Daylight Atheism is collecting money from Christians who would like to contribute without giving our contact info to the SSA. I think he can be trusted in that regard. I’ve embedded his chip in widget at the top of this blog’s sidebar (to the right) and I encourage you to contribute as I did.

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4 Responses to Please donate for evil

  1. Alex says:

    I’m curious as to why you dislike the SSA so much

  2. Hi Gilbert,

    I’m the writer of the Friendly Atheist piece, and I just wanted to copy one of my comments from there over here since I’m not sure if you’ll go back and read them.

    Basically, I just wanted to say that I really appreciate the comment you wrote over there about your feeling on the SSA. I don’t agree with your characterization of us as evil, unsurprisingly, and I have more to say on the alliance point, but I just want to thank you for explaining where you’re coming from. I definitely didn’t give you the benefit of the doubt of being so conflicted, I thought you were taking cheap shots based on a common and harmful stereotype. I don’t want to burn bridges unnecessarily, so I hope in the future we can have interesting and productive discourse about our relative beliefs’ strong points.

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