I am working on my 6-volume book, "Supernatural Hypocrisy: The Cognitive Dissonance of a God Cosmology" (due out by the end of the year), and an issue came up which i hope you all will be able to chime in on...

One of the arguments for religion is that it provides community and support. I wonder if we can come up with a list of ways that atheists can find social support since they have no "church"?

I welcome your thoughts and ideas...
Jae

Tags: atheist, communities, social, support

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Hi Jae, great topic for a book. I wish you luck!

Here are a few thoughts:
Atheist online social network groups like this one (also meetup.com; facebook and other sites with subgroups)
Local humanist, freethought, and atheist groups
Quaker meetinghouses and non-theist Quaker groups
Unitarian Universalist "churches"
Any secular group (if one is looking for social support in the community where being atheist isn't much of a concern) like PTA or PTO, community task forces, fair housing groups, the Police Athletic League, Human Relations commissions, etc.)
Family
Friends

If I think of more, I'll be sure to post.
We need community centers like UU's,but without the boring service..
Gays in bigger cities also have these..A center could have pot lucks,card night,movie nigh, celebrate holidays,etc. The center could also be rented out for various other groups to use.

I like your book idea.

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