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Offline Larry Coon

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« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2006, 02:09:57 PM »
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It must be easier for churches to receive contributions than skeptical groups.

"Send me money, send me green, heaven you will meet.  Make a contribution and you'll get the better seat"

And a tax deduction.

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« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2006, 02:21:51 PM »
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Is there any procedure to follow when you click?   Can I just click, close, click, close, click, close, contemplate the fact that I have WAY too much time on my hands, click, close?  Or do I have to interact with the site that it sends me to?

Do you want the nefarious answer?

Google algorithmically senses click spamming, and will boot sites that do so.  And once banned, it's very difficult to prove yourself innocent.

Not that I'm suggesting anything....

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« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2006, 02:25:12 PM »
..aparently your not supposed to tell us to click either

But it's OK(I think) as this isn't part of the site

Still... be careful guys...

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« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2006, 02:25:48 PM »
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It must be easier for churches to receive contributions than skeptical groups.

"Send me money, send me green, heaven you will meet.  Make a contribution and you'll get the better seat"

And a tax deduction.


At Highland Park Church of the Nazarene where my parents and I go, a lot of money is raised for international missions and several of the church members are missionaries and one in particular is in her seventies and still does many work and mission trips. There are some good Nazarene hospitals in some pretty important places. For alabaster and some other programs, all the donations go directly toward building churches, schools, and hospitals.
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« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2006, 03:33:35 PM »
Hey I may might want to host my website with Host Monster and buy some books from Amazon.com

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« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2006, 03:48:00 PM »
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At Highland Park Church of the Nazarene where my parents and I go, a lot of money is raised for international missions and several of the church members are missionaries and one in particular is in her seventies and still does many work and mission trips. There are some good Nazarene hospitals in some pretty important places. For alabaster and some other programs, all the donations go directly toward building churches, schools, and hospitals.

Personally (and this is most definitely an individual preference), I feel uncomfortable about supporting any organised religion, regardless of its (possibly quite genuine) benefits. My own contributions go to secular organisations such as Médecins Sans Frontières; such groups are certainly doing very good things, but without any accompanying worldview.
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« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2006, 03:50:37 PM »
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Quote from: "Timothy Clemans"
At Highland Park Church of the Nazarene where my parents and I go, a lot of money is raised for international missions and several of the church members are missionaries and one in particular is in her seventies and still does many work and mission trips. There are some good Nazarene hospitals in some pretty important places. For alabaster and some other programs, all the donations go directly toward building churches, schools, and hospitals.

Personally (and this is most definitely an individual preference), I feel uncomfortable about supporting any organised religion, regardless of its (possibly quite genuine) benefits. My own contributions go to secular organisations such as Médecins Sans Frontières; such groups are certainly doing very good things, but without any accompanying worldview.


You are right on the money. But hey my parents are christians and I have to go to church.
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Some non-skeptical ads!
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2006, 05:50:02 PM »
"Intelligent Design Facts
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"Creation Or Evolution?
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...these are not the kinds of things a Skeptics society should be advertising :/
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Re: Some non-skeptical ads!
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2006, 06:01:09 PM »
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"Intelligent Design Facts
Scientific discoveries support ID See articles, links and resources
www.y-Origins.com"

"Creation Or Evolution?
Is evolution just a theory? You can prove creation. Order free booklet.
www.gnmagazine.org/evolution/"

...these are not the kinds of things a Skeptics society should be advertising :/


Hopefully the sites can be moved to the $ 4.95 host I've mentioned. http://www.top10webhosting.com/hostmonster.php
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« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2006, 08:58:02 PM »
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It must be easier for churches to receive contributions than skeptical groups.

"Send me money, send me green, heaven you will meet.  Make a contribution and you'll get the better seat"


That's a gross mis-statement of the position of most mainstream Christian religions. Almost all Protestant denominations have a clearly stated doctrine that "good works" don't get people into heaven, that people cannot possible earn such a reward, and that people can only go on to a blissful afterlife because God extends his Grace to them, unearned.

Yes, I know the comment was a joke and that there are a lot of TV evangelists who have a strict cash-before-heaven policy, but it scratches the surface of a bigger issue. Even though the major religions tell people that paying ain't going to get you a good seat, people still pay.

There was an article on Marketplace today that pointed out that the single biggest indicator of a person's likelihood to donate to charity was their view of themselves as "religious". Religious people give more to charity than non-religious. That's an important point to understand and analyze if you want to raise money from skeptics and free-thinkers!

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« Reply #40 on: December 12, 2006, 09:10:23 PM »
It's actually a line from the song "Leper Messiah" by Metallica. :)
"We're just so damn exciting." - Dr. Steven Novella, MD

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« Reply #41 on: December 12, 2006, 09:26:58 PM »
and here I was thinking that you were a poet...

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« Reply #42 on: December 12, 2006, 09:52:57 PM »
Oh I am a poet,
You just didn't know it,
When my car breaks down I call to tow it,
When my shirt rips I go and sew it,
and when the lawn gets too long I mow it.
"We're just so damn exciting." - Dr. Steven Novella, MD

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« Reply #43 on: December 12, 2006, 11:44:06 PM »
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There was an article on Marketplace today that pointed out that the single biggest indicator of a person's likelihood to donate to charity was their view of themselves as "religious". Religious people give more to charity than non-religious. That's an important point to understand and analyze if you want to raise money from skeptics and free-thinkers!

The biggest impediment in extracting money from anyone with some critical thinking skills is that they'll want to be sure that what they're contributing is actually going to be used for something meaningful. Almost by definition, a believer will hand over the cash for good cause without paying too much attention about exactly what it'll be used for, having complete faith (of course) in the institution to do the right thing.
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« Reply #44 on: December 13, 2006, 08:50:23 PM »
Hey great job on the new ads. Skeptic magazine, podcasting ads...
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