Among modern-day social movements worth evangelizing, the Effective Altruism Movement deserves the support of non-believers.
About the Author
Growing up, I didn’t realize religion really existed. In my hometown, talking about religion made people uncomfortable, so my agnostic family never mentioned it. I only learned about Christianity in history class, alongside Greek mythology. In this very secular environment I grew up an atheist without even knowing the term. Now, I’m running Charity Science where I look at the scientific evidence and find charities that are proven to work. I then spread the idea of evidence-based altruism because I want atheists’ legacy to be that not only can we do good without god, we can do better.
Donating in your will to effective charities supports the concept that right and wrong doesn’t come from gods, uses science to explain reality, encourages views based upon evidence and empowers individuals.
What’s important about the afterlife is what happens to others in this one once you pass away.
Just like televangelists, charities make extraordinary claims with little to no evidence.
You can’t prove God doesn’t exist. The claim is unfalsifiable. This same irrationality occurs in the charity sector, keeping it in the Dark Ages.