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Chicagoland Atheists

Calling all Chicagoland atheists! From the Lake to Rockford (or any part of Illinois for that matter) Join up for the latest Illinois atheist news!

Location: Chicago
Members: 134
Latest Activity: Nov 11, 2013

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Illinois chapter of the National Atheist Party wants YOU!

Started by Jacob Kramer. Last reply by Jacob Kramer Nov 23, 2011. 2 Replies

Need Help Finding Venue for Fundraiser

Started by Cara F.. Last reply by Nory Nov 23, 2011. 3 Replies

Freethought Families of Chicago

Started by Christian J Brooks. Last reply by Christian J Brooks Aug 31, 2011. 1 Reply

Good Username for Group's Twitter Account?

Started by Christian J Brooks. Last reply by Christian J Brooks Aug 31, 2011. 2 Replies

School Prayer

Started by Christian J Brooks. Last reply by Joy Cody Aug 3, 2011. 2 Replies

Atheism and playing an active role- Are you ready for Jehovah not to return

Started by Nelson Hernandez. Last reply by Mike (FVThinker) Burns Jul 27, 2011. 2 Replies

Chicago Gatherings...

Started by AYFABTU. Last reply by Jose Alvarado Jul 15, 2011. 16 Replies

The Chicago Freethought Center Project

Started by Christian J Brooks. Last reply by Christian J Brooks Feb 8, 2011. 1 Reply

Atheist Families Meetup Group

Started by Cara F. May 24, 2010. 0 Replies

Chicago A&A: "The God Delusion" for a link!

Started by Christian J Brooks Feb 21, 2010. 0 Replies

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Comment by Wonder Weirdo on November 15, 2009 at 1:38pm
Greetings everyone. My real name is Ron and I live near the Jefferson Park area. I was raised Catholic, but never believed in God. I didn't come to terms with my Atheism until I lived on my own. I'm on a bit of a militant bend lately, believing that we should organize and fight back against religious groups. If it's still a good idea to me when I've had a chance to calm down in a month, I'll let you know. As for me personally, I love Science Fiction, and spend way too much time playing around on the computer.
Comment by David J. Scroggins on September 15, 2009 at 12:31pm
Hello all ... am a Chicago agnostic/nontheist finally getting around to rebuilding my world post-fundamentalist Christianity instead of just wallowing in lonely and secretive angst ... hoping to make the September Bright meet up as it is relatively close to Hyde Park!
Comment by Forsaken on August 14, 2009 at 9:36am
Welcome CG and Ben! If you all are interested in meeting up more often, there's always the Chicago Brights group and the Chicagoland Skeptics. If anyone else has any ideas or thoughts, please post them here... the more groups and ideas we have the merrier!
Comment by GG on August 13, 2009 at 10:51pm
Chiming in as a Chicagoland skeptic in the burbs! I belong to one meetup.com group already, but I'm interested in visiting more. Cheers!
Comment by Blue Nine on July 10, 2009 at 12:40am
Someone said there was not enough "traction" of non-theist groups in Chicago. I have started a website called Illinois Freethought. It is at www.illinois-freethought.info. It just has links to all the groups in Illinois I could find and a little calendar for when they have meetings. I was at an Illinois Skeptics Meetup, and we all agreed that a lot of groups are not getting the word out, so this site is a small step in that direction. I am on Meetup, and I like Atheist Nexus, but they are "members-only" sites. If a group is only visible on a site you do not have an account on, you never hear about it.

Maybe my site won't gain any "traction" either, but I thought I would give it a try. Spread the Better News!
Comment by Ben on July 8, 2009 at 10:16pm
Hey there Chicagoland Atheists, I just move back from Tennessee, and I'm living in Libertyville in the north burbs. I'm originally from Round Lake and I'm happy to be home, but I know so few people up here anymore.
Comment by Forsaken on May 8, 2009 at 9:50am
Or, "Imagine no Religion," ala John Lennon.
Comment by Forsaken on May 8, 2009 at 9:49am
I actually am quite partial to the FFRF mottos, "No Gods, No Masters," and, "Beware of Dogma."
Comment by Susan Stanko on May 8, 2009 at 8:29am
I like that one as well.
Comment by ɟǝןıx dǝʇɹɐɹ on May 8, 2009 at 8:13am
me too; it is not provocative ("I'm atheist"-"I don't believe in God")and doesn't make people break your car but you still say what is your creed. Also, anyone can relate to that, even god believers but you might make the believer think what is first for him/her: god, or reason ?
 

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