Nuggets of Wisdom

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Dawkins Donates To Haiti (And To Outdo Believers!)

If you thought Richard Dawkins’s ego couldn’t get any bigger…

The champion of unbelief Richard Dawkins, Britain's star atheist scientist,
has announced he'll personally cover the PayPal fees (up to $10,000) for
donations to two non-religious relief groups -- Doctors without Borders and the
Red Cross -- through a newly established site called Unbelievers Giving Aid.

The twin goals at the site are are first, to help Haiti, and second to
"counter the scandalous myth that only the religious care about their
fellow-humans."

I would like to comment on this, but I actually found a comment to this article
that sums up my sentiments exactly:

BelmontScott: My question is this: How much would Richard Dawkins donate if he weren't trying to prove a point to the world that atheists are generous? People who really care about those in need give money without alerting the media. This appears to be nothing more than a publicity stunt.