Capital Beltway Atheists (Official)

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Capital Beltway Atheists (Official)

The largest and most active local community of Atheists, Agnostics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists, Rationalists, and friends in the Washington DC Metro Area!

Website: http://www.meetup.com/beltwayatheists
Location: Washington, DC
Members: 82
Latest Activity: Mar 27, 2013

"We're good people, just not god people" - Frogger

check out our website (above) for our calendar of events!
check out our website (above) for our calendar of events!
check out our website (above) for our calendar of events!

We are...
A community of Atheists, Freethinkers, Humanists, Rationalists, and Secularists deeply concerned with the preservation of our First Amendment protections against religious tyranny. The VA-MD-DC area is home to one of the largest populations of Atheists in the U.S. Unfortunately, we are scattered among over 20 diverse organizations with little interaction or coordination. Many individual Atheists are unaffiliated with any group and feel isolated. Given the current political climate and the rising tide of rabid christianism, there is a strong need for the non-religious to stand together as a visible community, with a combined voice and a common focus.

Society and Activism

We will serve as a home for everyone who has risen above religion. We will be a social framework for those who wish to be part of a larger community, providing social events, a support network, reinforcement, and friends.
We will also provide opportunities for engagement for those who desire activism. We will originate and participate in public events to raise visibility and awareness of our presence and our Constitutional protections.

The First Amendment

For over 2 centuries, the First Amendment has insulated this country from sectarian violence. The First Amendment stands as a Firewall Against Theocracy. However, in the current political climate, with a court-appointed Believer in Chief dispensing tax dollars to churches for the purpose of advancing Christianity with the aid and endorsement of the Federal government, the Wall of Separation has been breached. It has never been more important to band together and make our voices heard.

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Comment by Shelley on February 10, 2009 at 1:09pm
Ellery Schempp will be visiting schools in DC and Virginia from March 28th to April 6th, 2009...more details to come! Ellery Schempp was the primary student involved in the landmark 1963 Supreme Court Case of Abington School District v. Schempp which declared public school-sanction Bible reading unconstitutional.
Comment by Shelley on January 28, 2009 at 2:05pm
Dan Barker will be in the DC/VA Area next week! (February 2 - 6, 2008) Check out our calendar on meetup for more information regarding specific events.
Comment by Shelley on October 30, 2008 at 1:30am
Festivus Registration is Up! There is a 100 person limit to the event so please consider getting your registration in early!
Comment by Roy Roberts on July 20, 2008 at 11:16am
*waves*
 

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