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Happy New Year! cyber-WV

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

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

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Comment by Richard Wolford on June 5, 2009 at 12:31pm
A grass roots effort may work, but we're too scattered and fragmented IMO to make a big difference. Why come out as an atheist in a small town full of True Christians (TM)? But maybe it's just me, I tend to think too big sometimes :) But if the cost wasn't prohibitive, a banner on I64 between Charleston and Huntington wouldn't be a bad idea. At the very least, it would get you on the news where you could talk to a larger audience in a sound byte of some sorts.
Comment by Sixfeetunderthegun on June 5, 2009 at 12:22pm
I think that simply printing a one-pager and putting copies up around our respective towns would be great. We could advertise our group on this site or start a new one (that's quite a bit of work, though). This site is a great place to get everyone together and organize. Granted, we all probably can't drive to one meeting place and get together, but even if we organized town by town...
Comment by Richard Wolford on June 5, 2009 at 12:21pm
What's the general cost to run a billboard? I assume that the FFRF has a membership count requirement or something like that? I've never really looked into it, but lately I've been getting angrier with the ignorant fundies who can't seem to be quiet, so I thought it may be time to shout back.
Comment by Neece on June 5, 2009 at 11:51am
Our Morgantown group is just getting off the ground too. I like the idea of maybe doing some kind of bulletin board thing. That's a great idea! We're looking into getting a billboard through FFRF or the AHA put up. I think that would help some people come out of the closet and see about joining.
Comment by Richard Wolford on June 5, 2009 at 11:38am
We should build a tree house (joking). That doesn't sound bad at all, and I wonder about possibly a member drive to find all of those still in the closet. I mean hell, my neighbors keep leaving religious crap on my door, may as well leave some reasonable stuff on theirs. How many people in this group are in southern WV?
Comment by Sixfeetunderthegun on June 5, 2009 at 11:17am
I would just like to have monthly meetings, maybe some ad campaigns (even if it was simple print jobs on bulletin boards...nothing major). I'd like to meet with some likeminded folks, trade ideas, see what everyone is reading, debate...anything really. Doesn't even have to be formal or official.
Comment by Richard Wolford on June 5, 2009 at 11:05am
I live in the Hurricane area, surrounded by churches, and would love to start an organization at some point. I'm not too sure what the organization would do however :)
Comment by Sixfeetunderthegun on June 5, 2009 at 10:31am
Unfortunately, no. I know quite a few non-theists and secular humanists in the Huntington area and I believe there is a student organization at Marshall. But, no one in the actual town has started anything. I'd love to, but being a brand new father, I don't have much free time. One of these days, maybe.
Comment by Neece on June 4, 2009 at 11:08pm
You're Right, this group is small and lonely. We have a Morgantown Atheists group on yahoo and a website by that name, now. But there's not too much for atheists in WV, is there?
Comment by Sixfeetunderthegun on June 4, 2009 at 6:01pm
Yo. Looks like this group is small and barren. Kinda mimics the real state of atheism in WV. haha. We're few and far between.
 

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