Category Archives: Atheist Action

Tucson Atheists reach 1000 Members

After getting close several times, Tucson Atheists has reached a new milestone—we now have 1000 members. This is a high water mark. Robert Swango who created the group way back in February 2003 stepped down as organizer in August 2007. … Continue reading

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Plans for a New Year

2014 is over. We laughed. We cried. It was better than Cats. …and it’s references like these that helped me lose my open mic audiences at Laff’s during the 9 times I appeared there last year. Yes, the audiences sadly … Continue reading

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Growing a Freethought Community

This is the first in a series of short articles about the freethought community in southern Arizona. From Wikipedia: Freethought or free thought is a philosophical viewpoint which holds that positions regarding truth should be formed on the basis of … Continue reading

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SC4AZ Activism: Beyond social support

Frequently, I talk about social support for the Arizona Freethinking Community but we also need  political advocacy. Last Sunday, Tory Anderson and Matt Schoenley from the Secular Coalition for Arizona gave a talk about their successes and challenges with the … Continue reading

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Camp Quest Arizona 2014

I loved this camp! The camp director just posted a picture of a couple of counselors dancing to the song YMCA. The picture was taken at the end of a very rewarding but tiring week at the Camp Quest Arizona … Continue reading

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Atheist Etiquette and Invocations

In the American Atheists Magazine second quarter 2014 edition (available by subscription or at Barnes and Noble), there’s an article by Dale DeBakcsy called “Athe-quette.” It’s about etiquette for Atheists and describes common situations and the proper Atheist response to … Continue reading

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Prayer at local government meetings still a bad idea

As an Atheist in the progressively stunted state of Arizona, I feel the sting of the most recent Supreme Court ruling. It’s a big deal and religious representatives will probably use the ruling to justify other violations of church state … Continue reading

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Our 9th American Atheist Convention

The conventions have been going on since 1970 and this was actually the 40th one. American Atheists normally have their conventions on Easter weekend. Why not? It’s not like Atheists haven anything else to do on that weekend and we … Continue reading

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Arizona Atheist Sends Letter to Local High School

Sometimes being the Arizona State Director of American Atheists requires direct activism. On occasion, I receive complaints about violations of church and state that I have to address. Most recently the mother of a student that attends Sahuarita High School … Continue reading

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