Virginia Atheists


Virginia Atheists

A group for Virginia Atheists, Humanists and Freethinkers.

Members: 193
Latest Activity: May 8

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.

Discussion Forum

Looking for a group to meet up with

Started by Rob Cortez. Last reply by Aiden Jun 6, 2016. 5 Replies

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 It's just Matt on June 9, 2009 at 12:08pm
Vote! Vote! Vote!

I should have made a thread earlier, aahhh, no wonder they expect less than 5% percent turnout for today's primary election.
Comment by Preston on June 8, 2009 at 1:54am
Greeting my fellow nontheists.

Comment by Reality Activist on June 7, 2009 at 8:18pm
Comment by Aiden on June 2, 2009 at 12:28pm
Center for Inquiry, DC

Voices of Reason- Steven Salzberg: Autism & Vaccines: How Bad Science Confuses the Press & Harms the Public

Sunday, June 14th 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ten years ago, an article appeared in the medical journal The Lancet that suggested a link between autism and the vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella. The article was widely cited in the popular press in England, and vaccination rates began to fall. Further investigations revealed that the data in the study had been manipulated, and that the principal scientist had a major conflict of interest, with the result that 10 of his 12 co-authors repudiated the study's findings.

Numerous scientific studies since 1998, all done in response to the original Lancet article, have failed to find any link between autism and vaccines. Despite this, a few scientists and doctors continue to push the connection, often accompanying their claims with promises of "alternative" treatments for autism. The press keeps the issue alive by reporting "the controversy," often accompanying their reports with emotional testimonials from parents, including several celebrities. As a consequence of this publicity, vaccination rates are now falling in the United States, leading to alarming new outbreaks of diseases.

Scientists and skeptics need to act to quell the rumors and educate the public, so that vaccines, one of the greatest medical successes in history, remain an effective tool in our fight against disease.

For more information about this event, visit the CFI online calendar.
Comment by Reality Activist on May 20, 2009 at 8:50pm
Cookout and Beach Party at Rocky Point State Park on Sat., June 13 from 11am to 7pm. Bring the kids. Bring your own food. A grill will be available. Alcohol prohibited. Lifeguard on Duty. All atheist groups in Md., DC and Va. have been invited.
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Comment by Christian (ohh the irony) on May 4, 2009 at 12:45pm
There's a group is based out of richmond, Richmond Reason and Naturalism Association...meeting this Thursday at the Tuckahoe Library @ 6:30 PM Here's a link to the event, looks like ~12 people are signed up to attend
Comment by Aiden on May 4, 2009 at 11:38am
About 70 miles away, down in Newport News, VA.
Comment by Jerry Roberson on April 18, 2009 at 11:00am
Comment by Jerry Roberson on April 18, 2009 at 9:38am
I love this site maybe you guy will too!

How to Spot Atheists and Report Them to the FBI
Comment by Aiden on April 16, 2009 at 3:53pm
Film Screening tonight: INHERIT THE WIND

Tonight at 7pm in Morton 302 at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, the W&M Freethought Alliance will be showing the classic 1960 film Inherit the Wind, which dramatizes the famous Scopes Monkey Trial, in which a schoolteacher was charged with teaching his class about evolution. Our own Justin Clement has done research on the topic and will give a brief lecture and lead discussion. Invite your friends!

Looking forward, this Saturday (April 18th) at 7pm on the Crim Dell Meadow, the W&M Freethought Alliance will be at the Mosaic festival promoting the organization and its place in our diverse campus. Also, on Wednesday, April 29, we'll be working with several organizations on a free interfaith waffle night in Chesapeake B/C in the Sadler Center! If anyone wants to help with either of these events, email

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