Date: Thu, 09 May 2002 09:56:00 -42000
To: "C**** L****"
From: Darwin Bedford <>
Subject: Re: Athiest scholarships?

Hi C****,

I did a Google search with the words "humanist" and "scholarship" and it returned 13,000 web pages of results.  Here is one such page ... with the title ..."First Secular Humanist College Scholarship Established".

There can never be enough scholarships so yes I would link to a new site that you create.

At 10:46 AM 5/26/02 -0500, you wrote:

Thank you for your site. I have had a fantastic morning reading through it. I am an agnostic, not an athiest, but I am so anti-religion that you and I are like brothers! My wife still holds to her belief (like a monkey) a little, so I must be more subtle with my anti-Christianity comments around the house!! I believe there is an after-life, mainly because I see dead people (like John Edward), so I suspect there is a god, but I picture this god as hands-off, letting humanity figure it all out on this side and the other side of death. But, I could also be nuts. So, I'm an agnostic. I used to be baptist, but that's another story. I have half-written a book titled, "The Fall of a Christian, By a Fallen Christian" that I would sell in Christian book stores so as to bleed some of the wonderful Christian money out that I put in in my insane faithful years.
My son is about to be a senior in high school. He is an athiest, which I support. I have been doing scholarship searches and have found scholarships for every religion I've heard of, and some I'd never heard of, but not for athiesm. Do you know of any college scholarship programs for athiest students? If not, I am going to start a fund, since it should exist. I am sick to death of students being rewarded for their faith, and none being rewarded for their logic.
If you don't know about any scholarship funds for athiests, and I create one, would you link to the site I create? I'd appreciate the help, because the first step would be to solicit funds. But don't worry, 100% of after-expenses funds would go directly to students - this would not be a religious organization that keeps most of the money for itself, after all.
Have a great day and thanks again for your site.
C**** L****
Westfield, Indiana (right smack dab in the midwest bible belt)