An Easy Way to Do Good

by Luke Muehlhauser on February 9, 2009 in Ethics

Today I was browsing the articles at Internet Infidels and stumbled on their support link.

I suddenly realized how valuable Internet Infidels has been to me. Though an atheist radio show had kickstarted my investigation into the truth about God’s existence, it was resources like Internet Infidels that gave me easy access to all the arguments, counter-arguments, and perspectives in the debate. In the end, it was the persuasiveness of such high-quality articles that changed my life forever, and for the better.

I am a much happier and better person because I discovered rationalism and left religion and superstition behind. And now I have the tools I need to think clearly about how I can make the world a better place, and improve the lives of others.

The Internet Infidels website helped make my life better. By spreading clear thinking and peer-reviewed investigations into truth, Internet Infidels makes the world a better place.

Of course, it costs money to maintain and host that huge library of great articles. Peer-review, especially, costs money. So today I donated $20 to Internet Infidels.

I don’t make much money at all. I can’t afford nice things. But I realized that $20 is the cost of a few meals eating out (yeah, I’m cheap), or a couple drinks at a nightclub. Can I afford to give $20 to an organization that helped change my life, and that helps change the lives of others? Sure. I’ll pack a few lunches to afford it.

The thing is, giving money to a good cause is a really easy way to do good.

If you’ve thought about it and would like to give some money to a good cause – maybe pack a few lunches or skip a few trips to Starbucks – consider donating to one of these fine organizations:

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