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Latest Activity: Dec 31, 2013
Started by Cari Park Sep 2, 2012.
Started by Sam in WV Jan 2, 2010.
Started by Sixfeetunderthegun. Last reply by Jack Mallah Sep 8, 2009.
Greg, I could not agree more. This past Christmas I looked at it just like that. I enjoyed the lights and festivities without paying attention to the religious aspect of the holiday. It was actually the most fun I have had at Christmas time in years.
In my opinion, Jennifer, the first thing is to link up with others offline, like we're doing. Then comes making our presence known, either through advocacy or volunteerism. Letters to the Editor of various newspapers (I happen to have followed my own advice once on that, just hours after moving into our new house by sending one to the Journal News re: Jesus & Christmas; see http://www.atheistnexus.org/profiles/blogs/moving-to-god-s-country-...), contacting congressional representatives, and much more. But even just networking and socializing with each other makes a difference, even if it is just social. Not everyone's an activist.
what shall we do? I have a child in public school, my hope would be something to counter-act all the X-mas krap in December---that is NOT holidays around the world. They think if they give lip service to Hanuka and kwanza(!), etc thats good. The idea of reason never seems to occur to anyone.
Greg, I think many of us share your concerns. But, as they say, there is strength in numbers, and we're becoming more focused and cohesive. We can make ourselves heard!
For those who are interested, my wife & I - who are members of an atheist meetup in Hagerstown and one in Winchester - just started a meetup in the Eastern panhandle. Check out: http://www.meetup.com/Mountain-State-Freethinkers/. Our first meetup is scheduled for June 9th.
how do we go about organizing such a thing ? I live in Jefferson County, and would be thrilled to help arrange such a thing?
Seems like a few of us are in the eastern panhandle... any possibility of a meet?
Hi Logan! Welcome to the WV group. I'm not sure where everyone else is, hibernating? I certainly can relate to your experience. The solution? Activism in my opinion. What do you think?
Hello everyone. Just wanted to add my voice to this group and say that I am an atheist living in southern West Virginia. Being an atheist can be tough in WV (particularly in the more rural areas). I know that my high school did not respect the separation of church and state in several instances and let students bully their gay classmates with little to no repercussions. Has anyone else had similar experiences?
I am in the east, would've thought given my (relative) closeness to Washington DC, that there would be oodles of others, but if there are, they are hidden.
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