Free Speech Atheists


Free Speech Atheists

This group is all about the freedom of expression, from an Atheist point of view. As the nonbelieving minority in a quasi-theocracy, it is essential to all we hold dear that our voices never fall silent.

Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk
Members: 155
Latest Activity: Jun 29, 2015

Current Group Activities:

Hey all, We've moved to Virginia Beach... We are currently looking into setting up another meet up with everyone.  So keep coming back and post some thoughts. 


Meet With US

**We have a carpool going so if you'd like to meet with us and enjoy a road trip, please let us know.**

Our Last Gathering:
Sept. 16, 2009

We met up with Richard Dawkins to hear his lecture on his new book,"The Greatest Show On Earth." As always, he was well spoken, educated, and humorous. After the lecture, we all gathered in a rather large line to get our favorite Dawkins books signed. It was well worth the trip.

All this followed by a nice dinner with like-minded friends. Thank you Matt L for informing us of the Dawkins lecture.

Not sure when we will be able to have our next meeting but check back for updates.

Discussion Forum

The Death of Evolution? LMAO!!! (creationist crap)

Started by Reverend AtheiStar. Last reply by willybilly30 Nov 30, 2009. 7 Replies

Atheist Nexus *(Hearts)* Women

Started by Jo Jerome. Last reply by Susan Stanko Oct 26, 2009. 6 Replies

Dawkins in VA!

Started by AtheistMommy. Last reply by Candie Ann Oct 15, 2009. 3 Replies


Started by AtheistMommy. Last reply by Susan Stanko Jul 30, 2009. 2 Replies

Oh yes, it happened again!

Started by AtheistMommy. Last reply by Jo Jerome Jul 30, 2009. 8 Replies

Stop Hate!

Started by AtheistMommy Jul 29, 2009. 0 Replies

Harry Potter: Child friendly?

Started by AtheistMommy. Last reply by Angie Jackson Jul 28, 2009. 35 Replies

Free Speech abuse?

Started by AtheistMommy. Last reply by AtheistMommy Jul 25, 2009. 3 Replies

Everyone here should watch Shouting Fire

Started by Billy Deaton. Last reply by Billy Deaton Jul 23, 2009. 4 Replies

Something I think we can all relate to...

Started by AtheistMommy Jul 23, 2009. 0 Replies

Possibly controversial

Started by Anne Halligan. Last reply by Diana Graves Jul 10, 2009. 15 Replies

A little Leonard Cohen

Started by Gecko, of Richie! Jul 4, 2009. 0 Replies

Are Atheist Camps Targeting Children?

Started by AtheistMommy. Last reply by Gecko, of Richie! Jul 3, 2009. 9 Replies

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Comment by Gecko, of Richie! on June 21, 2009 at 2:43pm
Now for the lighter side, thought this belonged here, enjoy

Comment by Gecko, of Richie! on June 21, 2009 at 12:15pm
O my fuckin god!!! Now the medical establishment is a conspiracy against humankind!! Must be controled by the Bilderberg Group!!
Lets throw on our sandals, get out our ox carts, and join much of the Islamic world in the 15th fuckin century!!
Most of these people work their asses off to keep us healthy and do what they can to save AND extend our lives. Does it suck that it sometimes goes awry...sure nothing is perfect or guaranteed. But this conspiracy bull shit is ridiculous.
Black helicopter people....Jesus!!!!
Comment by Reverend AtheiStar on June 21, 2009 at 5:32am
I hear ya. The medical establishment is kind of like a religion. Since doctors are seen as posessing immense knowledge and being able to do things that the average person cannot, they are lifted far above the rest of us. We just throw money at them and get little respect back. It's very much like the clergy, really.

I can see the good in both, though. My wife's third pregnancy, though terrible to endure, led to the birth of the cutest baby in the world who has changed us all for the better. She's our little sunshine and I hate even having to leave to go to work! On the vasectomy, it's better now that the pains have subsided. But the torture I endured for the year that followed has left me very scarred mentally and emotionally. It's robbed me of a lot of my confidence and filled me with an aching sadness. It's given a very dark side to one of my favorite subjects and filled me with fear that that fateful mistake last February will eventually end up destroying my genitals all together. The only good I can take from being butchered alive on that table that day is that my wife has not gotten pregnant since. I don't think her body could've handled another child while having a blocked, infected and hemorhaging gall bladder. I don't think she could handle it now, either. It'd certainly ruin any career aspirations she has -- or, at least, seriously derail them, as Cady did, even if we love her dearly. So, basically, I put my balls on the chopping block so my wife could live. I'm kind of like a Testicular Jesus! ;)

Founder of FSA
Comment by Reverend AtheiStar on June 20, 2009 at 10:48pm
That's the problem, though. They tell you next to nothing about the dangers of vasectomy. They make it seem like it's the easiest thing in the world, a slice, a snip and we'll just sew you back up and you'll be on your way! A week of bedrest and some ice and you'll be like new, again!

Bullshit! It's a fucking dirty scam and they know it! They know, too, that despite their misdeeds and propensity for runing lives and relationships, these motherfcukers are untouchable! You simply cannot win againt them by trying to use the law. Time and time again, vasectomy victims have tried and failed -- losing tens of thousands of dollars only to end up broke and still in agonzing pain!

I would like to see doctors forced to have a huge, glowing neon disclaimer on their front door, warning of the possible side effects -- much like cigarette companies were forced to do years ago. That'd put a dent in their crooked operation!

Founder of FSA
Comment by Justin Pearson Smith on June 20, 2009 at 5:06pm
Jacqueline- Considering we're in different countries I'd say the odds of us meeting in person are slim. Your experience with Randall Terry and his lackeys sounds terrible. It's because of situations like that, that we need groups in place to help us launch legal campaigns.
Comment by Justin Pearson Smith on June 20, 2009 at 4:32am
naturally as an atheist I fully support anyone my wife included to have access to all forms of safe contraception. In regards to abortions and vasectomies I have no problem with them being legal provided adequate information about the risks is available. Having said that I do feel that all of this comes hand in hand with better sex education. The more we have people practicing safe sex, the fewer abortions we'll have and the fewer unwanted pregnancies. Ultimately contraception needs to be agreed upon by both parties and shouldn't involve anything that either participant disapproves off.
Comment by Justin Pearson Smith on June 20, 2009 at 1:08am
I'm sure in the coming years we'll find other more effective methods of birth control which don't require surgery and have fewer side effects. I was already doubtful as to whether a vasectomy would be the right decision since I don't have children. Admittedly I don't presently ever plan on having kids but people do change their mind and I'd hate to go through a reversal. Aside from financial reasons, we don't plan on having a kid because of a clash of values ie I don't believe in the invisible man in the sky.

I initially started to find the idea of a vasectomy repulsive after hearing them mention it on Chariots of Iron (I think) and now I'm definitely against it for both myself and my wife.
Comment by Gecko, of Richie! on June 20, 2009 at 12:28am
Matt welcome to the group.
Comment by Reverend AtheiStar on June 20, 2009 at 12:01am
@ Jaqueline:

Yes, both men and women suffer in the realm of trying to deal with the pregnancy issue. 1 in 6 men have gotten a vasectomy in the US. The numbers, I'm sure, are much , much higher for women who have had anything done to stop a pregnancy or prevent future ones. Likewise, the female side is undoubtedly a lot higher for complications resulting from these procedures.

Having endured this myself, I really empathize with women on this subject. When my wife told that she felt like her vagina was going to rip apart -- after she had sufered a clitoral tear, naturally, from the birth of our second child -- I really couldn't understand. Aside from a good kick in the balls or a soreness from masturbation/sex, I just hadn't experienced severe pain in that area. I really had no idea. Now I do -- and I realize what kind of damage it can do to a healthy sex life. Why endanger that when it's so vitally important to a good relationship? Why choose (and pay dearly) to have another person do this to you? It just doesn't make sense. If you have a choice, please, please say NO!
Comment by Reverend AtheiStar on June 19, 2009 at 11:42pm

I'm glad I could sway you against it. It's really the only consolation I have now. I can't undo the past. If I could, I'd be there, in a heartbeat ,saying "No, I'm not sure. In fact, I'm leaving right now." I can be happy about not being as bad as all the other sufferers, but I can never unmake my mistake. All I can do is help other people to see the truth before it's too late.

It's a chance, yes, and most guys make it out fine, but are you will to take it with your testicles, seriously? I mean, you have no idea how much love you have for your body parts until they are filled with pain and all you held dear is thrown away. And what's worse, is that while you may be able to partial blame on ceryain people, who said yes? Who signed the paers? Who swiped his card? In my case, all those would be me. And I can never, ever take it back no matter how many sighs I make or tears I cry. What's done is done -- so you better be DEAD sure!

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