Capital Beltway Atheists (Official)


Capital Beltway Atheists (Official)

The largest and most active local community of Atheists, Agnostics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists, Rationalists, and friends in the Washington DC Metro Area!

Location: Washington, DC
Members: 81
Latest Activity: Jul 8, 2014

"We're good people, just not god people" - Frogger

check out our website (above) for our calendar of events!
check out our website (above) for our calendar of events!
check out our website (above) for our calendar of events!

We are...
A community of Atheists, Freethinkers, Humanists, Rationalists, and Secularists deeply concerned with the preservation of our First Amendment protections against religious tyranny. The VA-MD-DC area is home to one of the largest populations of Atheists in the U.S. Unfortunately, we are scattered among over 20 diverse organizations with little interaction or coordination. Many individual Atheists are unaffiliated with any group and feel isolated. Given the current political climate and the rising tide of rabid christianism, there is a strong need for the non-religious to stand together as a visible community, with a combined voice and a common focus.

Society and Activism

We will serve as a home for everyone who has risen above religion. We will be a social framework for those who wish to be part of a larger community, providing social events, a support network, reinforcement, and friends.
We will also provide opportunities for engagement for those who desire activism. We will originate and participate in public events to raise visibility and awareness of our presence and our Constitutional protections.

The First Amendment

For over 2 centuries, the First Amendment has insulated this country from sectarian violence. The First Amendment stands as a Firewall Against Theocracy. However, in the current political climate, with a court-appointed Believer in Chief dispensing tax dollars to churches for the purpose of advancing Christianity with the aid and endorsement of the Federal government, the Wall of Separation has been breached. It has never been more important to band together and make our voices heard.

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Comment by Ron Dodson on July 7, 2012 at 9:52pm

I was at a Barnes & Noble in Gaithersburg this afternoon.  The sign above one of the book shelves read "Religious Fiction".  The shelves below this sign were full of Bibles.

Comment by Shannon on June 12, 2012 at 8:31pm

Do ya'll do events?

Comment by Hendrix1977 on April 19, 2012 at 3:13pm

i wanted to invite members of "Beltway Atheists" to our new group page for the National Atheist Party of Georgia. You can find us at the following link:

Comment by David Tamayo on February 23, 2011 at 5:33am

Fellow realists of the DC area, there is a DC area chapter of Camp Quest ( that will start operating this summer in our area.  They need donations to raise $3,000.  This is important for the future of freethinking, skepticism, science and reason in our country.  Please make a donation of $50 or more if you can to this great cause.  You can use your credit card to donate: ... I apologize for the begging, but sometimes we need to put our hands in our pocket to actually make a difference... the religious right knows that well... Thanks.

Comment by Aiden on February 21, 2011 at 3:43pm
Sunshine, what was a group of 5? Was this some kind of meeting you attended, or what was the context?
Comment by Shelley on June 20, 2010 at 6:01pm
Beltway Atheists Meetup Group has merged with Maryland Atheist Outreach. The new group is called "Capital Beltway Atheists."
Comment by Shelley on September 1, 2009 at 9:53pm
@ Christina: Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. We were not at the cookout. Beltway Atheists has a comprehensive calendar at
Comment by Christina on July 6, 2009 at 5:13pm
Hi everyone, I'm new to the site and wondering if anyone is going to the "Regional Atheist Beach cookout at Rocky Point, Baltimore, Md on Sat June 13...11am to 7pm" that has been posted in area group pages. I wish there was some sort of "Events" section so that we could plan things a bit more.
Comment by Kat Penwell on May 29, 2009 at 7:47pm
Hi, folks. I, like Chris, am a newbie. It's nice to know that we aren't alone in the DC area. :)
Comment by Chris on May 26, 2009 at 11:19am
Hello everyone. I'm new and am intrested in meeting and/or helping out with events or functions. I've finaly managed to find other people who think like me, its a calming and relieving feeling to know that I'm no longer alone.

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