Annoying idiot thinks religious charities are better than secular ones
It’s not uncommon for people to automatically assume faith based organizations are inherently better than secular ones, since volunteers are usually motivated not only by their charity, but also by their piety. This is exactly what this women is trying to argue. Her proof? Well, she often donates clothing to both Goodwill and the Salvation Army, and the latter has a better drop-off. You have to love anecdotal evidence, don’t you?
Apart from this simple example, this obviously religious woman feels the pious are instantly more moral and just than their secular counterparts, but is this really true? Consider the fact the Salvation Army has been under fire for discriminatory hiring practices due to their homophobia, or how in Australia, there was widespread sexual abuse among the youth they were sheltering from the 1940′s to the 1970′s.
That’s not to say the organization doesn’t do good work; I’m only trying to argue the blanket assumption religion makes everything better is not only wrong, it’s dangerous. We’re all human, and we all do some fucked up shit once in a while; to think a sectarian institution is immune to this because of its religious devotion is simply wishful thinking, and it puts the blinders on when people act inappropriately.
(props to James for the find)