A democratic organization supporting separation of state and church, and promoting understanding and acceptence of atheism and freethought in our community

A democratic organization supporting separation of state and church,understanding and acceptence of atheism 

and freethought in our community

AOF Events Calendar

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Upcoming Events

2017 May 10, 07:00PM - 09:00PM
Board of Directors Meeting
(Planning Meeting)
2017 May 30, 04:30PM - 07:00PM
Davis Community Meal - Feed the Hungry
(Community Service)

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 homeworkYou’ve barely begun.

Sister Groups within the Sacramento Community of Reason

o SCoR, the Sacramento Area Coalition of Reason (network)

o Our Thoughts Are Free (and it's evil twin, Brainsofteners.com)

o Reason Center, a home and venue for all of us 

o HAGSA, the Humanist Association of the Greater Sacramento Area

o Sacramento Brights Action (local chapter of The Brights Network)

o SacFAN, Sacramento Freethinkers, Atheists & Nonbelievers 

o Sacramento African American Humanists

o Sacramento ThinkAtheist (see its parent group under Family Resources below)

o Sunday Assembly Sacramento, a humanist alternative to church (also click here)

o Sacramento Multi-Belief Discussion, Meetup group to discuss different faith-views

o Stockton Area Atheists & Freethinkers

o AgASA, the Atheists and Agnostic Student Association of UC Davis (and Wikipage)

o CSUS Secular Student Alliance (and its Forum)

o Sacramento City College Freethinkers, part of the Secular Student Aliance

o Sierra College Freethinkers, likewise part

o SAS, the Sacramento Area Skeptics

o Americans United Sacramento and Americans United Sacramento (Blogspot)

o FACTS, aka the First Atheist Church of True Science

o Greater Sacramento FFRF Chapter - Please email "sacffrf (at) gmail (dot) com" for info
(click to FFRF to learn more about the national organization)

o The Skeptics Dictionary

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 Human Light - a day in late December (for Sacramento's local event, try this link, and scroll)

o National Day of Reason - Each year, the 1st Thursday in May 

National & International organizations

o FFRF, the Freedom From Religion Foundation

o American Atheists, the group that began all the hoopla

o The Brights

o United Coalition of Reason

o American Humanist Association

o The Secular Coalition for America

o CSH, the Council for Secular Humanism

o Atheist Alliance International

o The Satanic Temple - Really, they're just freethinkers in black robes

o The Rationality Unleashed Project 

o The Secular Global Institute

o Secular Student Alliance

o Atheists for Human Rights

o National Atheist Party + its Facebook Page. AKA, Secular America. Yes, there's a Nat'l Atheist Party, jump back!

o Enlighten the Vote

o International Humanist and Ethical Union

o The Humanist

o IHS, the Institute for Humanist Studies

o Humanist Life

o Openly Secular, seeking an end to discrimination against secularists

o The First Amendment Center

o The TruthSeeker Company 

o The Freethinker (from the Brits)

o Project Reason

o Canadian Association for Science and Reason

o The Military Religious Freedom Foundation

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 We Are Atheism

o CSICOP, Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal

o The Skeptic Society

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

o Americans United for Separation of Church and State

o The Institute for Church-State Studies

o Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

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 National Events Calendar of Atheism, Humanism, Freethought

o The Secular Web

o Truth Saves

o The Infidel Guy has his own webcast!

o The Happy Heretic

o The Black Sun Journal, another ex-minister speaking out

o The English Atheist (the Religion Page, archived)

o The Skeptic's Corner

o The Rational Responders

o The Skeptics' Bible is a useful reference!

o The Skeptics' Quran

o Bible Trash (offline, archived)

o Opposing Views (Religion)

o HolySmoke and its Archive

o The Skeptic Tank

o Atheists For Jesus ... Wait, what?

o The Set Free website

o Atheist Empire strikes back (from Liverpool)

o The Infidels, aka the Secular Web, aka the Internet Infidels

o Positive Atheism (archived)

o Nobeliefs

o IronChariots, a huge wiki of apologetics & contra-apologetics

o Undo Jesus is about as in-your-face as they get

o Jim Lippard's Atheism & Christianity page

o The Richard C. Carrier Page

o Jesus Never Existed? loves controversy

o The Event Horizon reader (archive)

o The Skeptical Review homepage

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 Freethought Debater

o The Evil Bible, all the scuttlebutt

o The Orbit: Atheism, Activism and Culture

o Skepchick, women on science, skepticism, and pseudoscience

o Edward T. Babinski's Religion Blog

o Valerie Tarico

o The Blaghag Blog

o Secular Voices 

o The Friendly Atheist

o An American Atheist

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 Freethinker's Directory (similar resource, in .pdf format, click here for other formats!)

o American Freethought

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 Atheism UK

o Defaithed

o Digital Freethought

o The Pissy Bishop is dedicated to freethought expression

o No Honor in Gods

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 The Critical Thinker Academy

o The Religious Right in California
(a 1992 chart from Project Tocsin, a bit outdated, still fascinating)

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 Camp Quest

o Scouting for All

o Atheist Parents

o Atheist Nexus

o Parenting Beyond Belief

o Grief Beyond Belief, faith-free grief support

o Kids Without God

o After School Satan, bringing the Dark Loard to our public schools

o Atheist Zone (with its Sacramento-area branch!)

o Atheist Social Network

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 Sober Atheist

o The Atheist Census - Stand up, be counted!

Science and Evolution

o NCSE, the National Center for Science Education

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 Talk Reason

o The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

o Evolution Evidence

o Why Evolution is True

o Pharyngula, the PZ Meyers Science Blog

o Ed Babinski's Creation & Evolution Blog

o Dave Matson and Dave Matson (Blog)

o The Epic Idiot (archived)

o Bible and Science (or, the Institute for Biblical & Scientific Studies)

o Earth and Life - One of the neatest science posters ever, courtesy of The Brights

o The Geological Time Spiral, another great poster

o The Radial Tree of Life (Hillis Diagram), another!

History

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)

o The Bible - Who Wrote it, Compiled it, Edited it

(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 Religion Facts

o The Religious Tolerance website

o Field Guide to Religions

o Adherents.com, for statistics on religion

o The Sacred Texts archive

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 Leaving Christianity

o Losing My Religion

o The Ex-Christian Network and New ExChristian Network, useful forums

o Recovering From Religion 

o Ex-Minister, for clergy who walked away

o The Clergy Project, another resource for doubting clergy

o Fundamentalism Exposed

o Recovery From Mormonism

o The Ex- Jehovah's Witness site (aka JW Recovery)

o Free Minds, for 'JW' Escapees

o Apostates of Islam (on Facebook)

o Former Muslims United

o Ex-Muslims of North America

o Ebon Musings

o Questioning

o Fundamentalist Logic

o Not My God

o God is Imaginary

o ZIP-file of Deconversion Stories

Recommended secular charities

o The SHARE charity

o Foundation Beyond Belief

o Humanist Charities

o Sacramento Blood Source
Schedule a donation now. When you do, please use the AOF Blood Source ID# 4857

Freethought-related gifts & merchandise ZzzzzzAP

o The EvolveFish Company (stickers, buttons, lapel pins)

o The Freethought Store (Amazon.com)

o The Affable Atheist Store

o Cafe Press Freethought Gifts 

o Brainburst Designs

o The Bank of Wisdom (freethought CDs, posters & busts - no not that kind)

o Internet Infidels Products

o Arrogant Atheist T-shirts

o Time to Grow Up

o Atheist Bliss (Photos & Portraits)

Not enough? Then visit the Atheism United Huge List of Atheist/Agnostic/Skeptic/Humanist Websites.

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