Our Kindred Spirits
Behold the world of freethought: a deep, vast commonwealth, multifarious, diverse and prismed as a snowflake. You won't find a lot of agreement here, but then why should you? Freethinkers are independent. What you will find is discussion, challenge, opinion, inquiry and food for your thought. In brief, this is a place to learn more, to explore other groups like AOF, and some very unlike. A place to challenge yourself, to grow your horizons. It may seem a lot -- but do not worry, you have the rest of your life to do your homework. You’ve barely begun.
Sister Groups within the Sacramento Community of Reason
o SCoR, the Sacramento Area Coalition of Reason (network)
o Reason Center, a home and venue for all of us
o Sacramento ThinkAtheist (see its parent group under Family Resources below)
o Sacramento Multi-Belief Discussion, Meetup group to discuss different faith-views
o Sacramento City College Freethinkers, part of the Secular Student Aliance
o Sierra College Freethinkers, likewise part
o FACTS, aka the First Atheist Church of True Science
o The Center for Liberty of Conscience, formerly k.a. the Interfaith Liberty Foundation
o SAAGE, the Sacramento Atheist-Agnostic Gatherings & Events (events network with a chat group, but you'll need a Yahoo login)
o Teaching About Religion (local educational resource)
o Sacramento Grove of the Oak (local pagan/wiccan network, apparently in abbeyance)
Major Secular events in the Sacramento area
o Sacramento Freethought Day - a day in October
o Sacramento Darwin Day - a day in mid-February
o National Day of Reason - Each year, the 1st Thursday in May
National & International organizations
o American Atheists, the group that began all the hoopla
o The Satanic Temple - Really, they're just freethinkers in black robes
o Openly Secular, seeking an end to discrimination against secularists
o The Freethinker (from the Brits)
o Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, atheists in foxholes do exist!
o The Original Motto Project, getting America back to “E Pluibus Unum”
o No More "In God We Trust", because God on money is just wrong
o Independent Investigations Group, investigating paranormal claims from a scientific viewpoint (because somebody has to!)
o LogiCal-LA, a place for critical thinkers to meet & share
General Resources and Information
o Atheists Websites Directory -- so, you think this is a big list? Heh.
o Secular News Daily, for Freethought News
o The Black Sun Journal, another ex-minister speaking out
o The English Atheist (the Religion Page, archived)
o The Skeptics' Bible is a useful reference!
o Bible Trash (offline, archived)
o Atheists For Jesus ... Wait, what?
o Atheist Empire strikes back ...
o The Infidels, aka the Secular Web, aka the Internet Infidels
o Positive Atheism (archived)
o IronChariots, a wiki of apologetics & contra-apologetics
o Undo Jesus is about as in-your-face as they get
o Jesus Never Existed? loves controversy
o The Event Horizon reader (archive)
o Biblical Errancy by Dennis McKinsey, all 192 issues, huge file, be patient!
o BibleViz, a visual interactive chart of Bible problems. Whoa. I mean, whoa.
o The Evil Bible, all the scuttlebutt
o The Orbit: Atheism, Activism and Culture
o Skepchick, women on science, skepticism, and pseudoscience
o Rosa Rubicondior, a blog of religion, science & politics by an atheist-humanist
o Why won't God heal amputees? (we wondered!)
o The God Contention, with religious & secular answers to the Big Questions
o The Savage Truth by the Right Rev. James Huber (he spells it 'Huger' sometimes)
o Teaching About Religion (national educational resource)
o The Secular Directory, a directory of humanist/freethought/skeptic groups & events everywhere
o The Godless Geeks of Silicon Valley
o Secular Activism, online classes, training & webinars for the secular mind
o True Truths, as opposed to the other kind, we guess
o Disbelief Net, from the folk who brought you Religulous (the movie)
o The Pissy Bishop is dedicated to freethought expression
o Anonymous vs Scientology - Why they protest
o Planet Atheism - Aggregated atheist blogs
o Patheos Atheist, the Atheist Voice in a conversation of faith
o Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, "FSM" sightings the world over!
o United Church of Bacon: Hail Bacon, Full of grease, the Lard is with thee
Family Resources, Social Networks, and Building a Community
o Grief Beyond Belief, faith-free grief support
o After School Satan, bringing the Dark Loard to our public schools
o Freethinker Match, a dating service
o Secular Organizations for Sobriety, a secular alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous
o Rational Recovery, another alternative
o LifeRing, yet another
o The Atheist Census - Stand up, be counted!
Science and Evolution
o Talk Origins, an excellent resource, especially these pages:
o The Case for Common Descent (29+ Lines of Evidence)
o Index to Creationist Claims (with replies)
o The Epic Idiot (archived)
o Bible and Science (or, the Institute for Biblical & Scientific Studies)
o The Geological Time Spiral, another great poster
o The Radial Tree of Life (Hillis Diagram), another!
o This Day in Church History, a Christian site with a sense of humor
o History of Religion and the Geography of War, splendid animation
o The (Real) Christian Heritage (archived, original site is offline)
(by the Staff of The Straight Dope, an epic in five parts)
o Jesusquest (archived) - Who was this Jesus, anyway?
o "Things They Don't Tell You ..." (also archived)
Reference and Research
o Adherents.com, for statistics on religion
o Epiphenom, the Science of Religion and Nonbelief
o The Godchecker - More gods than you can shake a stick at
o Meta-religion - Still not sure what this is ...
De-conversion support and testimonials
o Falling From Oz - True stories of deconversion (please submit your own!)
o Ex-Minister, for clergy who walked away
o The Clergy Project, another resource for doubting clergy
o The Ex- Jehovah's Witness site (aka JW RecoverY
o Apostates of Islam (on Facebook)
Recommended secular charities
o Sacramento Blood Source
Schedule a donation now. When you do, please use the AOF Blood Source ID# 4857
Freethought-related gifts & merchandise
o The EvolveFish Company (stickers, buttons, lapel pins)
o The Freethought Store (Amazon.com)
o The Bank of Wisdom (freethought CDs, posters & busts - no not that kind)
o Obscenitease is harsh, but not without charm
o Atheist Bliss (Photos & Portraits)