Re: Steve Brackett - OT - commits suicide I used the example of a member that donated a million dollars, but most churches would help out ANY of their members. There is, of course, a limit - as churches would go under fast if anybody could just walk in, attend a sermon, and then get free food and housing for life. Someone that donated a million bucks might actually be able to do that - though, if they were in a position where they were able to donate a million dollars at one point, odds are much better that they'll be able to get themselves back on their feet than, say, someone that's always been homeless and destitute. In any case, I have a large, loving, and supportive group of friends, but remembering the awesomeness of my church community while growing up makes me kinda wish we had an atheist community to model that. I'm glad it exists in some places. Maybe I should try to start one up myself.