Go visit The Canadian Charger to find out. I would have found the site funny if I didn’t know they were actually serious about what they were writing as if combining two annoying ideologies could create some sort of exciting content.
I was pointed to the site by an article in the National Post that commented on one of the Charger’s articles that criticizes sick boy Christopher Hitchens. The Charger author implies that Hitchens deserves to die from cancer because of all the mean things he’s written. The article is ripe with every bit of all standard gibberish the extreme left can throw out there and isn’t really worth reading except for it’s entertainment value.
But what I found interesting browsing through the site was that is seems to be staffed by a bunch of passionate people who just want to write about issues they care about that go largely unnoticed by mainsteam media. I can certainly relate since I think we are in a similar situation at this site (although our bloggers will rarely ever agree on anything).
Their rhetoric aside, I still like their style and am wondering if something similar can be replicated for Canadian atheists. Can we sustain out own media outlet someday? We are horrible at donating money to existing organizations like CFI who have full and parttime staff devoted to getting our message out there and are forced to operate on an embarrassingly low budget. And yet last year the FAC was able to raise $50k in under two months, mainly from small donations, to put stupid ads on buses across the country. So I know there are enough people out there willing to put out to fund all kinds of amazing things. So how do we find them and what are we, as activists, doing wrong?