Who We Are
We are everyday people who happen to be atheists. We want to share our ideas about religion and its affect on society, and we discuss current events and topics that are relevant to non-believers.
What does it mean to be an atheist?
Atheism is not a disbelief in gods or a denial of gods; it is a lack of belief in gods. Older dictionaries define atheism as "a belief that there is no God." Some dictionaries even go so far as to define Atheism as "wickedness," "sinfulness," and other derogatory adjectives. Clearly, theistic influence taints dictionaries. People cannot trust these dictionaries to define atheism. -- Atheists.org
“I am not even an atheist so much as an Antitheist; I not only maintain that all religions are versions of the same untruth, but I hold that the influence of churches and the effect of religious belief, is positively harmful. I am relieved to think that the whole story is a sinister fairy tale; life would be miserable if what the faithful affirmed was actually true. There may be people who wish to live their lives under cradle-to-grave divine supervision, a permanent surveillance and monitoring. But I cannot imagine anything more horrible or grotesque.”
-- Christopher Hitchens
Secularism is categorically not saying that the religious may not speak out publicly or have a say in public life. It is about saying that religion alone should not confer a privileged say in public life, or greater influence on it. It really is as simple as that. -- Richard Dawkins
“Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.” -- Kurt Vonnegut
"Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking." -- Leo Tolstoy
Meet the Podcasters
We are four Pennsylvanians, who happen to be atheists, who want to speak out about the ridiculous religious issues going on in politics and elsewhere.