One way religion is able to sink its talons into people is through grief. Everyone goes through grief, whether it be the death of a loved one, death of a pet, a difficult time at work or at home, divorces, etc. Religion does a great job swooping in when people are vulnerable and telling them everything will be okay if only they trust in Jesus. Fortunately there are organizations out there that can help with grief in a non-religious way. One such organization is the Foundation Beyond Belief.
As stated on their website, Foundation Beyond Belief is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation created to focus, encourage and demonstrate humanist generosity and compassion. I haven’t had the need to contact them or seek their help, but I know I will have periods of grief facing me in the future. That’s inevitable. It is comforting to know that organizations such as this exist should I need help.
If you’re going through a period of grief or struggling in life, I highly encourage you to browse through the website and contact them. They may be the very thing you need to get back on your feet!