Please excuse, but I feel ZERO need, desire, compulsion, etc., to compare agnosticism to ANY belief system, be it atheism, religion, philosophy, ideology, political affiliation, etc, as if it matters what these closed-minded "true believers" think. I don't agree with any of their whole-cloth panaceas.
Similarly, I feel no inclimation to
That could be totally one sided based on what religion is prominent in the area. Obviously you're going to get more in one bowl if there isn't a variety of religions around you.
Also, you shouldn't need to be guilted into giving to the homeless. You should do whatever you're able to do to help, just because.
An interesting ploy.
Set out this 'challenge', and people of different belief systems feel 'obliged' to not allow their own belief to appear uncaring.
It, in effect, 'forces donations' out of the self-serving desire to promote one's own belief.
It is also, of course, invalid as a social experiment unless the populations and levels of wealth of all the different believers matched - which they won't.
Is this an example of moral grandstanding?
Is there any evidence that those calling themselves atheists and agnostics give a higher percentage of their income to the poor? What about simple non-believers? Does it matter anyway? What’s the point?
Is there anything liberal about trying to shame a class of people by implying that they are hypocrites? That action would itself appear as hypocritical.
There seems to be a general idea that people belong in houses. When someone is seen to be living outdoors it is pointed out as a great tragedy, a social Ill, a horrible situation needing immediate correction.
Is there really anything wrong with being outside?
Believers seem to be the ones giving money and helping, but they do this knowing that they might be helping themselves when they get to the invisible kingdom in the sky. I know that the Buybull says nothing is gained by simply doing good works but believers do this anyway with hope of a gain. Of course, they do not help you if your religion is a rival religion. I once took a friend to a food pantry that helps the less fortunate and you even had to pray before they give you the food. Mankind needs to get their belief system out of the way when it comes to helping others. One thing that stands out to me is that when I was a security guard I was always tipped by a man who was Muslim. He gave me the camping fee and a little extra, he said because it was my tip. When his group cooked he would also make sure that I got some of the food.
On the funny side of all this I saw a homeless man with a sign saying so as I exited the highway going to my work. It was raining like hell that day and this man is around constantly with his sign. No wonder he is homeless, I thought. He doesn't have enough sense to get out of the rain. The next day I saw him at another town exit 12 miles away.