West Virginia Atheists

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West Virginia Atheists

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Latest Activity: Dec 31, 2013

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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 Joe Longwell on May 16, 2012 at 10:01am

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.

Comment by Jeffrey Samuelson on May 9, 2012 at 1:15pm

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.

Comment by Jennifer Kaufman on May 9, 2012 at 1:03pm

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.

Comment by Jeffrey Samuelson on May 9, 2012 at 12:54pm

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!

Comment by Jeffrey Samuelson on May 4, 2012 at 6:12pm

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.

Comment by Jennifer Kaufman on March 26, 2012 at 8:13pm

how do we go about organizing such a thing ?  I live in Jefferson County, and would be thrilled to help arrange such a thing?

Comment by Leeor Dicker on March 25, 2012 at 10:36pm

Seems like a few of us are in the eastern panhandle... any possibility of a meet?

Comment by Logan on March 4, 2012 at 11:45pm

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? 

Comment by Jennifer Kaufman on December 29, 2011 at 6:09am

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. 

Comment by Donny on December 28, 2011 at 9:47am

Do we have any atheist hoopies in the northern panhandle? I live near Wheeling.

 

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