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West Virginia Atheists

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Happy New Year! cyber-WV

Started by Sam in WV Jan 2, 2010. 0 Replies

Sound off.

Started by Sixfeetunderthegun. Last reply by Jack Mallah Sep 8, 2009. 7 Replies

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Comment by Gerald Turner on December 31, 2013 at 4:19pm

We are meeting January 5, 2014 at 5pm for our regular monthly meeting.

Topic: Planning for the future. What do we want to talk about and what do we want to accomplish with Morgantown Atheists in 2014? Bring lots of ideas! Even if you haven't come to a meeting before, your ideas are welcome! So this would be a good meeting to be your first! :)

We are meeting at the Kenyan Cafe at 1137 Van Voorhis Rd. in Morgantown.

Comment by Gerald Turner on October 5, 2013 at 2:07pm

It was nice to meet some of you at the WV ASH Bash last month!  If you wish to keep up to date join our Facebook group Morgantown Atheists, or the group under the same name, or check out the blog at   We are meeting tomorrow Oct. 6 at 5:00 PM at the Kenyan Cafe in Morgantown at 1137 Van Voorhis Rd.  The topic will be pagan beliefs that survived Christianity. 

Comment by Neece on June 8, 2013 at 4:28am

Hey Everyone! You are cordially invited to WV ASH Bash (Atheists, Skeptics, Humanists, et al) on September 7, 2013 at Dorsey Knob Park in Morgantown. We are having a big BBQ Picnic Potluck, with one speaker. The main focus is for all of us to meet in person and get to know each other.

If you're interested you can email me at :) We hope to see you all there! :)

Comment by Tor Hershman on May 5, 2013 at 12:43pm

Greetings, fellow West Virginié Athiests.

Here's a wee vid I did, hope you dig.

Comment by Leeor Dicker on April 19, 2013 at 7:23am

Jefferson County? Same here! :D

I know a few other atheists in the area... none of us are really 'active' but it might help us to have some sort of meet so we're not all feeling so isolated.

At least I know I feel isolated sometimes.

Comment by Sam in WV on February 8, 2013 at 7:54pm

Hi WV Atheists! An ad hoc group of people is planning a statewide
nontheist conference to take place on a Friday evening and all day Saturday sometime in the next year in Morgantown, and we want your input. Please take this
survey which
closes on February 9.  It won't take long and we wanna hear what you want. Please pass it on to any interested individuals or groups you know, too.
Thank you! :


For more info, see

Comment by Jack Mallah on December 18, 2012 at 3:44pm
Comment by Sam in WV on November 13, 2012 at 1:23pm

This will be a "lunch hour" conference call, THIS Thursday at 1PM. To participate, call (530) 881-1400 and enter the participant code 978895 to form a WV chapter of SECULAR COALITION OF AMERICA (SCA).

For more information, see Jeffrey Samuelson 's previous comment. 

~ Sam

Comment by Jeffrey Samuelson on October 19, 2012 at 9:37pm

Interested in secular government? Here's an email I just sent to several Freethought groups:

You may be aware that the Secular Coalition for America is working to set up a chapter in each state. Their stated purpose is to "bring together secular Americans in each state to influence government officials, legislation, and regulations." Having already succeeded in setting up chapters in several states, on Thursday, October 18th they held an initial conference call concerning the possibility of setting up a chapter here in West Virginia. Unfortunately, only two secular West Virginia residents were on the call - William, who lives near Charleston, and me.

As you know, church-state issues are rearing up in many states, and WV is no exception. For example: WV HB 2126 would exempt children receiving an exemption from compulsory school attendance, in favor of church school, from standardized testing requirements. WV HB 2564 would designate the first Thursday in May the West Virginia Day of Prayer. WV HB 2662 would exempt existing churches from paying tax on propane and other forms of heating oil (Sources: Secular Coalition for West Virginia Monthly Conference Call Agenda; see:; and the West Virginia Legislature bill tracking site,

Being interested in church-state separation, but new to WV (moved here in December 2011), I'm concerned about this kind of legislation. You might be too. Being a bit of an optimist as well, I like to think we can become a force to be reckoned with. Provided we get involved, that is.

Now, maybe it's not my place to be doing this, but since the Secular Coalition isn't familiar with what local groups exist, I thought it would be worth calling your attention to this effort in the hope of having more people join the next call. It's happening on November 15th, and while the goal is to get as many people actively involved as possible, there's no obligation (or pressure) to do so. Even if you don't consider yourself the political type, you can join in just to listen.

You can learn more at Or, if you prefer, feel free to email me. I'll be glad to help, if I can.

Thanks for your time & consideration! I hope you'll join William & me on the next conference call!

Comment by Jennifer Kaufman on May 16, 2012 at 10:46am

Sorry,  I'll have to stay in the NO column, and I've been "celebrating" Xmas at the inlaws for 22 years and STILL feell excluded.  My jewish parents always made a point of how silly the xtian kids were to believe in Santa, and how come the Chinese worked on Xmas  (this was before everybody volunteered at soup kitchens on Xmas). 

To me, this Christmas day is all about exclusion, and nowadays, you can see that the right wing is bringing it back to that, by bringing the Christ back into the holiday.  Fine, no holiday for anybody. Why waste a whole freaking month to celebrate a pagan ritual? 

BTW,  as I type this, I am fully aware that this is mostly the 9 year old Jewish girl being excluded from the perceived fun, not the 50 year old woman who supposedly has some wisdom.


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