Godless of Hawaii

Any who respect critical thinking, empirical evidence, and the scientific method are welcome to join for some informal meetings at local bars, restaurants, beaches, etc.

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Members: 36
Latest Activity: Apr 21

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National Atheist Party wants you!

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Comment by Richard Valcourt on June 2, 2009 at 5:59pm
On more than one occasion, both here and when I lived on the mainland, I've had conversations that went something like this:

Me: "I don't believe in God."
Friend: "I'm not religious, either."
Me: "Do you believe in God?"
Friend: "No, not really."
Me: "So you're an atheist."
Friend: "What? No!!"

It's like they just can't make that final leap of unfaith. The stigma of atheism is very strong, as Aaron says, and I think they realize how differently some people will think of them if they publicly admit their atheism to friends and family. A reasonably reliable poll revealed revealed that people in the US hold atheists in lower esteem than even members of Al-Quaeda. We have a serious public relations problem here!
Comment by Calvin on June 2, 2009 at 3:49am
Welcome Damien and Byron to our little growing group of heathens. Like Aaron said, there are probably a lot more atheist out there then we think. One of my best friends is for all practical definitions, he is a non-believer. But when I told him about this website, he said that he is not an atheist? But he doesn’t believe in any of the magic stuff in the bible???
Unfortunately that negative stigma for non-believers is really strong and until that changes, I don’t think a lot of rational freethinking people would even conceder themselves as (the bad) non-believers.
Comment by Andrew on May 29, 2009 at 4:05pm
Hi Damien,

I live in Lihue. If you are moving here, it would be great to meet you.

Comment by Richard Valcourt on May 29, 2009 at 2:47pm
Howzit, Damien. Welcome to our little group. Now we're up to 6. Getting together for drinks and talking atheist story sounds like a blast, but I don't make it to the neighbors isles very often (and when I go to Oahu, I'm usually just passing through). However, I certainly let folks know if I'll be in their neck of the woods for any amount of time.
Comment by Damien McLeod on May 29, 2009 at 11:36am

I used to live in Hilo but I've been on the mainland for the last few years. When I come back a couple of monthe from now I think I'll be living in Lihue. It's good to know I won't be the only atheist in Hawaii.
Comment by Armen Martirosyan on May 26, 2009 at 12:03pm
Aloha, Calvin, Andrew, Richard and Aaron. Initially, when I started this page, months went by without any input from other atheists out here. Now that I see we've got a small but important number, I think it's definitely a good start. I think it was Richard Dawkins who said organizing atheists is like herding cats. But, maybe we can start by meeting for a few drinks. I know Kauai and Hilo are quite far from Oahu, but should you two ever be here on Oahu, let us know. Likewise, I do get around to the neighbor islands every now and then so I'll let the message out.

I also think that there are many non-believers in the islands. Most are pretty mellow, and I guess don't feel the threat from organized religion that those perhaps in the south or heavily religious areas like Utah feel. Generally, people in Oahu don't like to publicize their beliefs and keep to themselves. I respect that, but I think why not band together and support each other for significant views that make you who you are. We're all critical thinkers, and the conversational level is probably going to go beyond superficial trappings.
Comment by Calvin on May 11, 2009 at 10:26pm
Hey howzit Aaron, welcome to the group! Yeah, I know what you mean; most of the people I deal with are into deist religions. Although I don’t hide the fact that I’m an atheist, I don’t advertise it ether. The topic of religion almost never comes up.
Comment by Richard Valcourt on May 8, 2009 at 8:54pm
Howzit, Aaron, and welcome to the Nexus and to our little group of Heathens with Aloha. It's not the most active group out there, but it's always nice to meet other free-thinkers. You are most definitely not alone!
Comment by Calvin on March 30, 2009 at 3:11am
I'm on Oahu, well we maybe groups of one, but we got three island covered, that's a start...
Comment by Richard Valcourt on March 30, 2009 at 2:48am
Hi, Andrew. Nope, I live in Hilo. I don't qualify for the Kauai group, except perhaps in spirit.

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