Who we are
- We are a diverse group, in age, ethnicity, wealth, education, politics, and activism. A few of us were raised without religion, but most of us came from a religious background. About the only thing on which we can all agree is that state and church should be separate. Some of us are more agnostic (probably no god but can't rule it out) and others are atheists (all gods are created by humans). Given our wide range of opinions, we have found that focusing on what we have in common is the best way to keep our group going and giving people new to the idea of atheism a place in which to feel comfortable and explore their options.
- Most of us consider atheism a "gateway" philosophy. Some people are very social and want to have a community of people, and some people want the intellectual stimulation of lectures and discussions. We try to provide both aspects to our members, interesting speakers and topics, freeform discussion, and social events.
- The vast majority of us are not what you call "militant" atheists, like the person who beat up a pastor not long ago. While many of us are anti-religion, we don't go out of our way to antagonize our religious neighbors. We will, however, object to the involvement of religion in government activities. Our resources are extremely limited, so we have to work with other groups and organizations to try and prevent this from happening.
Copyright © 2014 atheistsoffloridainc.org.
All Rights Reserved.