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!
oThe Original Motto Project, getting America back to “E Pluibus Unum”
oNo 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 & schmooze
General Resources and Information
o Atheists Websites Directory -- so, you think this is a big list? Heh.
o Secular News, a resource 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 (from Liverpool)
o The Infidels, aka the Secular Web, aka the Internet Infidels
o Positive Atheism (archived)
o IronChariots, a huge 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, happy reading!
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 Atheist in America, aka "FlameWarrior"
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, a 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!
oThis Day in Church History, a Christian site with a sense of humor (archived)
o History of Religion and the Geography of War, splendid animation
o The (Real) Christian Heritage (archived, original site is offline)
o Christian Atrocities (archived)
(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)