Atheists, Agnostics, Humanists and Other Freethinkers

Greater Sacramento Area's Gateway to a Thriving Freethought Community

Sacramento Area organizational social activities for atheists, agnostics, freethinkers and those of us who hold similar un-religious philosophies and unbelief.

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The American Humanist Association has announced a new resource to parents and children with information untainted by supernaturalism. Discuss a wide range of topics, including religion in public schools, science, discrimination, sexuality, and more. Kids Without God, a web site for young people who embrace science and have rejected superstition and want to be good without a god.

A treat for my freethinking friends

Since 2000, I've been illustrating coloring book craft images for children. It has occured to me that there seems to be a void of images available for freethinking families, so I spent a happy afternoon working up gift wrap printables and color book with topics of interest to free thinking folks. These fun freethought gift wrap background images can be printed on any home or office printer to whatever size the printer can offer. Present your stocking stuffers and office party gifts with unique and unusual printable giftwrap specifically tailored for atheists and agnostics and other free thinkers. Include these images on campouts and gatherings where children can enjoy decorating freethought color book printables as the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Atoms, Darwin Fish and Humanist symbols.

Golden Rule Wrapping paper
Color Book Flying Spaghetti Monster
Atom Symbol
Scientific Symbol for the Atom Color Book
Humanist Logo Images
Celebrating Human Symbols
evolved cat
Cats - the Pinnacle of Evolution
The Only Logical End to The Arguments of Evolution Background
Golden Suns with Golden Rule on Blue Background #036
Multicolored Darwin Fish with Feet on Blue Background #037
Colorbook Darwin Fish with Feet and Bubbles #038
Chaos Darwin Fish with Feet on Yellow Background with Bubbles #039
Celebrate Life Person in Brilliant Sunburst #040
Celebrate Life People in Brilliant Sunbursts on Multi Colored Squares #041
Secular Symbols, Atoms, Flying Spaghetti Monsters, Humanist Symbols on Multicolored Backing #042
Atoms, Flying Spaghetti Monsters, Humanist Color Book Gift Wrap for Kids #043
Humanistic People with Arms Raised on Polka Dotted Background #044
Atoms, Darwin Fishes, Flying Spaghetti Monsters, Humanist Symbols on White Backing #046
Golden Suns with Golden Rule on White Background #047
Atom Symbol on rainbow Bursts Backgrounds #048
Atom Symbol on Starry Night Skies Backgrounds #049
Atom Symbol on White Speckled Background #050
Humanist and Atheist Symbols on White Backing #051
Geometric art patterns
Geometric String Art
brain in a jar
Brain Mapping

Message from the Webmistress: I discovered secular humanism way back in 1987. I remember having a feeling of almost euphoric joy over the prospect that there were actually democratic-minded unbelievers and I could at last connect with like-minded people. I think it took all of 20 minutes for me to locate the leaders of CODESH and sign my name on the flaming line.

Out of curiosity I began a letter-writing campaign to locate and become members with every single humanist/freethought group I could find at the time, and believe me there'weren't many. I spent a ton of money, months of research time and sent tons of self-addressed, stamped envelopes to all groups I could find. Books on freethought and atheism were almost impossible to find anywhere and just forget about finding any quality movies on the subject.

I also joined the local Humanist Association of the Greater Sacramento Area and eventually built Sacramento's first free thought website to help promote HAGSA, Project Tocsin and encourage any other free thought group in the area. The Secular Web was just a glimmer in the eyes of 2 or 3 geeks back then. I was sort of an activist for a while both with volunteer work and website development but eventually took a back seat to enjoy the growth and development of science-minded free thought. Fast forward 26 years - this morning I spent about 30 minutes "following" several hundred atheist, freethought people and organizations listed on Twitter. Tommorrow I will follow several hundred more groups and individuals. What a difference seems an understatement.

Freethinking individuals tend to be loners or non-joiners, I make that statement based upon the biggest complaint I consistently hear anyway, from group organizers of freethought social events. I think this ingrained behavior could be a perfectly logical survival technique, considering the gruesome fates and social ostracization many of our atheistic ancestors suffered (and continue to suffer in many countries) for having the audacity to question dogmatic authority. This self-imposed island mentality could be why the isolation of the Internet seems to be perfectly suited to attracting and connecting freethinking individuals. I hope eventually the Twitterers and thumbtalkers will grow weary of cozy isolation and develop interactive communities.