there is one step for us to take as athiests

we are far to removed from one anther as atheists it seems that we value Solitude   rather than meeting  as a group so why is this? or do i just no see it when we gather for causes? it just seems the religious have there churches there marches and  rally's  so where do we gather? and im not talking about on line im talking about face to face. do we feel that we need to be removed  from such   things like meetings or groups? so i would love to see us out more in force play the religious game  in the way of gathering  for our cause speaking our voice in public more.  do any of you see a need for this?  do you see it happening? and if you know of any places or meeting for atheists well please let me and the others know on here . i will do a more in depth blog   about how atheists need to raise there voice  but this right now is just to get the feel for how you all view this subject do share ---Azel

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Comment by Hedonic refugee on May 15, 2011 at 9:48am
It's not just "Organizing atheists is like herding cats"...because the cats are big cats : tigers and lions..and such :) !!!!
Comment by Meddlesome on May 13, 2011 at 3:15am

@Pat MLK ? Reverend MLK ? Leave him off my list....

@Rational Thinker I think it was 'like trying to herd cats' ....

Comment by Rational-Thinker on May 12, 2011 at 12:05pm

Well, these are not atheist holidays, just holidays.

 

Back to the topic, Richard Dawkins described this situation I believe.  I forget exactly the words he used, but basically it's extremely hard to organise a group of free thinkers, by the very fact that they think for themselves.

Comment by Pat on May 12, 2011 at 11:57am

I'm not sure who said this, though I've heard it attributed to Madeline Murry O'Hair.  Organizing atheists is like herding cats.  Though, I do like Jim DePaulo's idea of "Spirits without Spirits." However, no N/A beer for me.  I prefer the real thing - Newcastle Brown, if you got it.

 

As to atheist holidays.  I celebrate Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and MLK's birthday, to name a few.  They already honor real people

Comment by Rational-Thinker on May 12, 2011 at 11:00am

Maybe an atheist holiday?  All religious groups have them, why not us?

Comment by matt warren on May 12, 2011 at 10:48am
talk is cheep....get off yer ass and DO SOMETHING!
Comment by matt warren on May 12, 2011 at 10:47am

million atheist march.

who will help me organize this?

Comment by jj_doe1010 on May 11, 2011 at 9:53pm
I think it has something to do with the small number of overall atheists in the country. That and the already predominant social structure set up by the church. People see religion as a social connection and many see atheism as being alone and disconnecting, which can affect a person when the do shed their former belief system.
Comment by Jim DePaulo on May 10, 2011 at 3:43pm
A national group that was conceived during the 2008 campaign called “Drinking Liberally” met at local bars once or twice a month. Perhaps something informal like that would get Atheist out of their caves. Something along the line of “Godless Drinking”, “Free Thinking While Drinking” or “Spirits without Spirits” might work.
Many Atheist (myself included) are a bit of a hermit and need to be plied with adult beverages (or select herbs) to draw them out of their caves.
Comment by matt warren on May 10, 2011 at 11:43am

meet at my place for beer and talk. ( i brew my own)

email me for address.

alameda california.

we sit out in the back yard and scare the neighbors with our subversive free thought.

being ostrasized and fired from jobs has happened to me. it dosnt feel good.

this is why we NEED to band together and drop our petty dissagreences and just do shit!

what the hell ever happened to getting out getting off yer ass from the computer..stop bitching about shit and just doin something!????!!!!!!!!!

put tags up on telephone poles..."looking for atheists".....shit like that.

am I the only one out here doing "inyer face" shit??

I hope not!

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