Skip to comments.National Atheist Party Cancels Convention Due To Lack Of Funding
Posted on 08/30/2012 12:46:27 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
BOSTON (CBS Connecticut) The National Atheist Party is canceling its secular convention due to a lack of funding.
Troy Boyle, the partys president, announced on its website wont be holding NAPCON 2012 in Boston in October because it would bankrupt the group.
After this years amazing Reason Rally, and flush with our successful recruiting and a spike in donations, we decided to hold our OWN secular event. NAPCON 2012 was supposed to be our biggest and best public event; our chance to show the U.S. that we could fund and organize a large, noteworthy and impressive Secular Summit that would attract media buzz and even more interested members and donations. The reality is that we cant, Boyle said in the press release. The donations simply arent there and if we went ahead with the event as planned, it would bankrupt us.
The party which was founded in March 2011 states on its website that it is a Constitutional movement dedicated to the preservation of the Founding Fathers vision of a secular nation. Officials hope to develop it into a full-fledged political party.
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Maybe they could pass a collection plate.
Perhaps they will recruit at the Democrat convention.
I guess atheists don’t tithe.
God will provide. Oh, wait a minute . . . .
The party which was founded in March 2011 states on its website that it is a Constitutional movement dedicated to the preservation of the Founding Fathers vision of a secular nation.
You mean the one that wanted to give those of us endowed by our creators certain inalienable rights a Republic? We’re coming up short on the second half, for now, but with God, we got a chance to take it back and you obviously got nothing.
“God will provide. Oh, wait a minute . . . .”
Heh heh heh ... I’ll bet that every night they pray there ain’t no Hell. Which is silly. Where do they think Ted Kennedy (D-HELL) went after he stumbled off this mortal coil?
I guess they just offer nothing you can believe in . . . .
I don’t believe it.
Organizational motto: We don’t have a prayer.
” The reality is that we cant, Boyle said in the press release. The donations simply arent there and if we went ahead with the event as planned, it would bankrupt us. “
Then by all means, have it!
Just like when they die,,,,”All dressed up with no place to go! “ .
I’d say to them, don’t worry, the Lord will provide!
Gotta love those God-fearing atheists...
It’s just as well for them. I wouldn’t want them to contradict their principles by carry around all those things that say “In God we trust” on them.
The Democrats are going to have a hard time of their own getting funds together, maybe the atheists could turn even a little more ambitious and co-opt the party. Then all the wealthy atheists in the country, and from around the world, would have a national platform, and put their own agenda on much wider display.
I thought I heard from atheists that they are “good people” without God, and wouldn’t “good people” be charitable?
We are convened with the idea that the Founding Fathers had it right, he explains. The separation of church and state, the establishment of the U.S. as a secular nation those two concepts are our watchwords. We dont want government to impose a religion, and we dont want government to impose no religion. We want government to be silent with regards to religion.
Boyle discusses the partys view on religion, below: [videos at link]
When it comes to the partys platform, it follows a trend that can mainly be described as liberal. Currently, the groups web site touts support for the Occupy movement, among other sentiments. RNS has more about the partys beliefs:
>>>>The partys platform was decided on by a vote again via Facebook and includes hot-button issues such as gay marriage (for it), gun control (tighten it), abortion (a womans decision), immigration (reform it), energy (green it) and the economy (legalize recreational drugs to create revenue and jobs).<<<
A portion of the partys charter reads: The National Atheist Party is a progressive, secular, political movement and response to the lack of representation for all free thinking people who are legal, law abiding citizens and residents of the United States. We demand emancipation from the corporate sponsored religious dogma that has infiltrated our government and has unjustly influenced political decisions and policy making. We are for the PEOPLE, by the PEOPLE and therefore incorporate the right to use the power of the PEOPLE to restore equality in our Democratic Republic in reasonable, rational and non-violent means
It’s gonna be hard to find the bucks for most anything when 93% of your budget is going to choom.
Not enough people believe in them?
In 1787, the very same year the Constitution was written and approved by Congress,that same Congress passed the Northwest Ordinance. In it they emphasized the essential need to teach religion and morality on the schools.
Here is the way they said it:
Article 3: Religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.
Not linking to anything, but anyone is welcome to google "Elevatorgate".
I’m sure some are pretty good folks, who just bought into the Ayn Rand type of philosophy. The rest want to force us to remove our religious beliefs entirely from society. Those can go pound sand.
HUH founding fathers wanted a atheist country, they’ve took too much crack cocaine obviously
So they have faith after all.
What a noble group. At least they fight for what they believe in....er..nevermind.
Maybe they could say a prayer?
With apologies to the underground comix artist Gilbert Shelton, hope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no hope.
...or are atheists much less financially generous than Christians?
...they don't have a prayer.
“Article 3: Religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.”
This would not pass today’s Congress.
You stole my punch line!
LOL! Good one.