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 Mar 26, 12:00PM - 01:00PM
Philosophers' Table: Right & Wrong
(General Meeting)
2017 Mar 26, 01:00PM - 03:00PM
Mercedes Macías on Atheist Politicans
(General Meeting)
2017 Apr 16, 01:00PM - 04:00PM
Flying Spaghetti Monster Party
(Recreation)
2017 Apr 22, 10:00AM - 01:00PM
March for Science
(Community Service)
2017 May 10, 07:00PM - 09:00PM
Board of Directors Meeting
(Planning Meeting)

AOF Member Writings

Presented for your reading pleasure are the very words of members and friends of AOF -- essays, poetry, musings, protestations, idealized hopes and fervent dreams. Almost needless to say, these represent the opinions of the several writers, not of AOF. Individual authors retain copyright. Contact them, or in some cases their estates or assigns, if you wish to reproduce any of this material.

If you are a friend or member of AOF, and have writings of your own you would like to see posted here, contact the Webmistress via the Contact page.

Finally, this is a small archive. If you enjoy such creative work, please visit The Eloquent Atheist, where more awaits you.


Anatole Lubovich Liubov, in Ukranian, means love. During his time in Sacramento, the poems and character of Anatole Lubovich touched many of us deeply. His personal story came to a close in November 2005. Since then Do Gentry, Anatole's partner and administrator of his estate, has brught a number of his poems to local publications. With her permission, AOF presents a selection of Anatole's poems for our readership and the world at large. Enjoy his work, and remember.


Arthur MurchisonAOF’s own Arthur Murchison shares some history about Charles Darwin, history's most influential freethinker, and religion. A practicing marine biologist for many years, now gracefully retired, Dr. Murchison, has been drawn back to his first love: the History of Science. One of his literary time-trips put him in the company of many of Darwin's friends and colleagues and resulted a publication about the founders of modern geology, War Before Science (2014, Academica Press). Having spent enjoyable and informative time with those 19th century British scientists (they called themselves "Natural Philosophers" in the day), Arthur will now take us on another journey to the life and world of Charles Darwin. To talk of it or wrangle, contact him at <arthurmurchison1210 (at) comcast (dot) net>.


"For years," writes Bob W. Holmes, "I have been teaching people a form of spirituality that eliminates the need for a god formed in man's image; that does not require angels, devils, or other mythical entities. There is none of the ancient cultural influences, such as sexism, elitism, or racism. The teachings are based upon reason." Holmes briefly and gently explains his advocacy for what he calls Reasoned Sprituality. For details, read. Or visit his Reasoned Spirituality webpage, or contact him at <bwholmes (at) reasoned (dot) org>.


Clay Gould explains why Creationism has no proper place in the science classroom.


Eddie Tabash, American lawyer and social activist, chairs the Board of Directors for the Center for Inquiry, and has chaired the outreach committee for the Council for Secular Humanism in Los Angeles and the national Legal Committee of the Washington-based Americans United for Separation of Church and State. He has defended atheism in debates against world-renowned religious philosophers, including William Lane Craig, Peter van Inwagen, J.P. Moreland and Richard Swinburne. He is a lawyer in private practice in Beverly Hills, California. Contact him at email "ETABASH (at) aol (dot) com". He offers some thoughts on the proposed Flag Desecration Amendment.


Hank & CleoHank and Cleo Kocol were charter members and former directors of AOF, founders of the Sun City Humanists in Roseville, and humanist heroes. Creative polymaths with restless, roving minds, pinwheels of purest energy, and constant inquirers, they wrote on a wide spectrum of topics.


Janet Borchers of Meadow Vista, CA, joined AOF in August 1995. Her satire is gentle, but under the surface, teeth are waiting.


John C Reiger, potter, congressional candidate, erstwhile psych student and ernest peace activist, and a MENSA member to boot, has been an AOF member and supporter since April 1996. Click to http://www.johnreigerpottery.com/ for his background; please don’t miss the poetry and his Mouse Story! Then, questions, kudos, curses? Email John This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit this form to learn of his next pottery show.

John likes ...
Veterans For Peace: www.veteransforpeace.org
Peace & Freedom Party: www.peaceandfreedom.org
 
Potters helping potters: www.pottersforpeace.org

"No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country."
~ Alexis de Tocqueville 


John Hodges, born 1952, was raised Episcopalian, went nuts over Ayn Rand at age 17, received a B.A. in Economics, followed a Guru for five years, returned to atheism at age 30, and since then has read a lot of philosophy, mostly philosophy of ethics. He also reads about history, nature and science, but does not own a TV. That he grew up reading science fiction and fantasy, and watching "B" movies, may explain much. His topic is the attitudes of atheists toward religion.
        "Honesty will give you all the truth there is," John writes, "and no more."