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National Atheist Party Cancels Convention Due To Lack Of Funding
CBS-WTIC - News Talk ^ | August 30, 2012 | CBS Connecticut)

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 party’s president, announced on its website won’t be holding NAPCON 2012 in Boston in October because it would bankrupt the group.

“After this year’s 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 can’t,” Boyle said in the press release. “The donations simply aren’t there and if we went ahead with the event as planned, it would bankrupt us.”

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at connecticut.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 201103; atheist; atheists; boyle; fundingtheleft; nap; napcon; progressives; troyboyle
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1 posted on 08/30/2012 12:46:35 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Maybe they could pass a collection plate.


2 posted on 08/30/2012 12:49:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perhaps they will recruit at the Democrat convention.


3 posted on 08/30/2012 12:49:08 PM PDT by ully2
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I guess atheists don’t tithe.


4 posted on 08/30/2012 12:49:44 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

God will provide. Oh, wait a minute . . . .


5 posted on 08/30/2012 12:49:44 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


6 posted on 08/30/2012 12:50:40 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: All
Atheists, others gather at Reason Rally......"A small number of counterprotesters stood at the fringes of the rally, holding signs that said, among other things, “Jesus forgives sin” and “Fear God.” Some of them engaged in heated debate with non-believers. One woman, a Reason Rally attendee, approached a group of counterprotesters with a sign on which she’d written, “So many Christians, so few lions.”......
7 posted on 08/30/2012 12:50:58 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: 1rudeboy

“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?


8 posted on 08/30/2012 12:53:17 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I guess they just offer nothing you can believe in . . . .


9 posted on 08/30/2012 12:56:00 PM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I don’t believe it.

Get it?

oh well.


10 posted on 08/30/2012 12:56:00 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Organizational motto: We don’t have a prayer.


11 posted on 08/30/2012 12:56:17 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

” The reality is that we can’t,” Boyle said in the press release. “The donations simply aren’t there and if we went ahead with the event as planned, it would bankrupt us.” “

Then by all means, have it!


12 posted on 08/30/2012 12:56:25 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: jessduntno

Just like when they die,,,,”All dressed up with no place to go! “ .


13 posted on 08/30/2012 12:56:51 PM PDT by Craftmore
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’d say to them, don’t worry, the Lord will provide!


14 posted on 08/30/2012 12:57:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gotta love those God-fearing atheists...


15 posted on 08/30/2012 12:57:41 PM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


16 posted on 08/30/2012 12:58:55 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: ully2

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.


17 posted on 08/30/2012 12:58:55 PM PDT by alloysteel (Are you better off than you were four years ago? Well, are you?)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I thought I heard from atheists that they are “good people” without God, and wouldn’t “good people” be charitable?


18 posted on 08/30/2012 12:59:05 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: jessduntno; All
‘Freethinkers’ Launch ‘Progressive’ National Atheist Political Party......"According to Boyle, the party stands for no government favoritism when it comes to religion.

“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 don’t want government to impose a religion, and we don’t want government to impose no religion. We want government to be silent with regards to religion.”

Boyle discusses the party’s view on religion, below: [videos at link]

When it comes to the party’s platform, it follows a trend that can mainly be described as “liberal.” Currently, the group’s web site touts support for the Occupy movement, among other sentiments. RNS has more about the party’s beliefs:

>>>>The party’s 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 woman’s decision), immigration (reform it), energy (green it) and the economy (legalize recreational drugs to create revenue and jobs).<<<

A portion of the party’s 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…”

19 posted on 08/30/2012 1:00:53 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s gonna be hard to find the bucks for most anything when 93% of your budget is going to choom.


20 posted on 08/30/2012 1:00:53 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Not enough people believe in them?


21 posted on 08/30/2012 1:03:59 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
the Founding Fathers’ vision of a secular nation.”

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.

22 posted on 08/30/2012 1:05:57 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Atheism is unsuccessfully attempting to deal with a huge problem concerning sexist behavior at their conventions.

Not linking to anything, but anyone is welcome to google "Elevatorgate".

23 posted on 08/30/2012 1:06:01 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (Schadenfreude!)
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To: MrB

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.


24 posted on 08/30/2012 1:06:40 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

HUH founding fathers wanted a atheist country, they’ve took too much crack cocaine obviously


25 posted on 08/30/2012 1:09:20 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Officials hope to develop it into a full-fledged political party.

So they have faith after all.

26 posted on 08/30/2012 1:10:13 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What a noble group. At least they fight for what they believe in....er..nevermind.


27 posted on 08/30/2012 1:10:41 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
...due to a lack of funding.

Maybe they could say a prayer?

5.56mm

28 posted on 08/30/2012 1:11:03 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


29 posted on 08/30/2012 1:13:56 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Maybe they should take up a collection?

...or are atheists much less financially generous than Christians?

...they don't have a prayer.

Cheers!

30 posted on 08/30/2012 1:16:45 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: mjp

“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.


31 posted on 08/30/2012 1:21:42 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: cripplecreek

You stole my punch line!


32 posted on 08/30/2012 1:28:58 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 1:7 (KJV)
33 posted on 08/30/2012 1:37:59 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The revolution will NOT be televised!
34 posted on 08/30/2012 1:57:25 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: 1rudeboy
God will provide. Oh, wait a minute . . . .

LOL! Good one.

35 posted on 08/30/2012 3:13:33 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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