Virginia Atheists


Virginia Atheists

A group for Virginia Atheists, Humanists and Freethinkers.

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Virginia Atheists

Welcome to Virginia Atheists! This is a group for Atheists, Humanists and Freethinkers in Virginia to network and discuss events, groups, news, or whatever else you can come up with.

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SouthWest Virginia Atheists

Started by Dre Smith. Last reply by Dan Tabor Apr 22, 2013. 20 Replies

Looking for a few good Northern Virginia Atheists

Started by Dr. Ronald (Ron) Slaughter. Last reply by David Tamayo Jun 5, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by Karl on May 2, 2011 at 9:23am
I realize Virginia is facing some real financial challenges due to the falloff a tax revenues.  Does anyone know of any initiatives within Virgina to start taxing churches?  If income taxes are out of the question how about real estate taxes?  Virginia has a number of mega churches on prime real estate which could become a great source of revenue.
Comment by Aiden on February 3, 2011 at 1:14pm

Welcome to VA, Heather.


There are actually at least 2 meet-up groups in the area: the Tidewater Atheists Group and the Peninsula Skeptics. Despite the name, the Peninsula Skeptics is not restricted to residents of the peninsula (or to just atheists/agnostics, for that matter), as we have quite a bit of crossover membership between the two groups with members living on both sides of the water.

Comment by Heather McIntosh on February 2, 2011 at 10:03pm
I finally got a job in Virginia! I'll be joining the Virginia Beach meetup soon... I suppose there aren't enough atheists in Suffolk for our own group.
Comment by It's just Matt on August 31, 2010 at 9:07pm
I've messaged the Secular Students at Howard University for further details once they arrive. The event is free,but you need a ticket from the theater so I expect none to be left the day of-will post more when I know more...

The Poetry of Science - Neil deGrasse Tyson and Richard Dawkins - presented by Secular Students at Howard University

Time From: 28 September 2010 12:01 AM To: 28 September 2010 11:59 PM

Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)


The Poetry of Science
Discussions of the beauty of science
Two of science’s luminaries converse on the
beauty of science. Neil deGrasse Tyson,
astrophysicist and host of NOVA and evolutionary
biologist Richard Dawkins will explore the
wonders of the Cosmos and of Life, its origins, its
inspirations, and why science is not just an option,
it is the only reality we possess.

What: The Poetry of Science

When: September 28th, 2010

Where: Crampton Hall

Howard University

Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Other: Ticketed event, free to the public. For further information visit

Secular Students at Howard University
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Director of the Hayden Planetarium
Richard Dawkins
Evolutionary Biologist
Co-sponsored by
The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Tuesday, September 28th at 6:30pm Crampton Hall, Howard University.

Also on the list as panelists.
Anthony Pinn
Sikivu Hutchinson
Todd Stiefel

Event Website:

Richard will be speaking at this event.

This event is sponsored by the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.

Location: 2400 Sixth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20059, United States
Comment by Aiden on May 6, 2010 at 9:24am
Matt, that's cool and all, but I'd need more than a day's notice on something like that since I work during the day.
Comment by It's just Matt on May 6, 2010 at 9:13am
Wind Not Oil Rally in Virginia Beach!

We've seen the catastrophic consequences of offshore oil drilling. And we know that there is only six day’s worth of oil off Virginia’s coasts. Come out to Neptune's Park [MAP] off 31st Street this Friday, May 7th at 10:00am to tell Governor McDonnell that Virginians are NOT willing to sacrifice their coastline for six days of oil!
Comment by Greg LaCava on April 6, 2010 at 9:09pm
I fortunately missed them but apparently they'll be in Blacksburg this week. Apparently Jews are bad and VT's recent tragedies are god's punishment. I can't imagine being so hateful all the time.
Comment by Aiden on February 26, 2010 at 10:24am
Speaking of schools in VA, the Westboro Baptist loonies are coming to town and will be protesting at schools, Jewish centers/temples, and a few other places in Virginia Beach and Norfolk next week on Monday and Tuesday, 3/1 and 3/2.
Comment by It's just Matt on February 25, 2010 at 10:59pm
I'll be an elementary school teacher in a few years, most likely it won't be in Virginia.
Comment by Aiden on February 23, 2010 at 7:51am
Primarily, we'll be losing a lot of teachers thanks to McDonnell. So class sizes are going to go up, which is only going to cause more stress for the remaining teachers, as larger classes are much more difficult to control, especially in high school.

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