Pennsylvania Atheists


Pennsylvania Atheists

Not close enough to Philly or the 'Burgh to join those groups, or maybe your a member of those groups but want to peek a little further afield, but not too far--this is your group. Yay, yay, for PA.

Location: Pennsylvania
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Latest Activity: Dec 31, 2019

Pennsylvania Atheists

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Heads Up Pennsylvanians

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 31, 2019. 29 Replies

Bad things are afoot in PA. It's time to get informed and contact our PA senators and representatives. Let's share here, the way national politics cooperation has begun in…Continue

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PA controlled by fracking interests

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 23, 2018. 1 Reply


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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 3, 2019 at 5:35pm

Letter to PA State Senator (for Representative I used House Bill 11, which is the equivalent)

I strongly urge you to oppose Senate Bill 510, which would declare nuclear energy as a carbon-free energy source, which would raise monthly bills by $2.36-$4.50 for residential customers and $1,216-$1,459 for industrial customers, according to Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commissioner Andrew Place. Nuclear industry executives are imitating executives of failed coal, oil, and gas firms who get rich while bankrupting their companies, and leave taxpayers to pick up the tab. I’m alarmed by Trump administration's regulation-cutting mission, including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s current review of its enforcement policies to favor desires of groups such the Nuclear Energy Institute. The "stripped down" safety rule the agency's three Republican commissioners forced through in January, to not require nuclear power plants "to be prepared for the actual flooding and earthquake hazards that could occur at their site”, already raises your constituents’ risks. Support Bernie Sanders Green New Deal, not this crony capitalism nuclear nightmare.

Comment by John Camilli on December 10, 2011 at 12:42am

Bill H.R. 1540 passed last night with a nearly unanimous vote. For those of you living under rocks, this bill is the National Defense Authorization Act, which is renewed every year, but which this year includes the declaration that "the entire USA is a “battleground” upon which U.S. military forces can operate with impunity, overriding Posse Comitatus and granting the military the unchecked power to arrest, detain, interrogate and even assassinate U.S. citizens with impunity." - source

The bill merely awaits Obama's signature, and although he has threatened to veto it, here is proof from CSPAN2 that the language exempting Americans from military impunity was removed AT HIS REQUEST. He will pass this bill, and America will officially become a military dictatorship. This will mean that, on suspicion of support for any entity that opposes US doctrine, you may be arrested, detained without trial, tortured and killed.

We have a few days before the bill is signed into law. I urge everyone to raise as much of a fuss as you possibly can, because it will be illegal for you to raise a fuss after the bill is signed. I also urge everyone to become non-cooperative with this government. Stop paying your taxes, stop paying your mortgage, pull your money out of the stock market and buy precious metals, and become as self-sufficient as you possibly can. Help and encourage others to do so as well. You are the only one who can protect each other: the police and military are now your enemies! Load your guns and discuss emergency plans with your freinds, family and neighbors. We are on our own.

Good luck to all of you.

Comment by Scott Rhoades on October 30, 2011 at 9:01am
For those in the Lancaster PA area come join us at the Lancaster Freethought Society! We are also on and on Facebook!
Comment by skepticmom on July 30, 2011 at 11:40am
Thanks! I agree. We rarely get natural disasters in PA - outside of floods and blizzards. There was a pretty bad tornado there recently, but that is a very unusual event. And there you can have a basement. We get tornadoes where I live and the water is too close to have a basement. If one comes at me where I live now, I'm screwed if I am at home. One hit right where I was once. Fortunately, my husband and son were away. My daughter was in school and I was at work. All safer structures than my house (I am on stilts). Tornadoes and hurricanes scare me a lot. People around here are used to them. I am not!!
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on July 30, 2011 at 10:58am
I think that's awesome Skepticmom...I'm in Montgomery County and my grandparents lived in Centre County. Most of my friends are from another state (or country) and diss PA. This is the land of no earthquakes, tornadoes, volcanoes, tsunamis, avalanches, severe hurricanes, etc! (Just moderate blizzards.)
Comment by skepticmom on July 30, 2011 at 9:52am
I no longer live in PA, but I grew up there. I hope no one minds that I joined. I still feel a strong affinity toward PA. I grew up in Centre County. Later, I lived in Burkes County. I now live in NC.
Comment by Janelle Campbell on June 4, 2011 at 3:13pm
To non-believers in the Erie area.  My good friend Michael (co-organizer of the Houston TX Atheist Meetup) has moved back to PA!  We have decided to start a meetup here in Erie, PA.  Please check us out and join us at our first official meetup on Friday, June 10th!!
Comment by Brian Fields on February 8, 2010 at 11:15am
Next Chambersburg PA Nonbelievers meeting is on Monday, February 15th at 7pm.

Please contact us here if you would like to attend:
Comment by Brian Fields on January 4, 2010 at 2:54pm
For anyone looking for a meetup or group to join in PA, Pennsylvania Nonbelievers has been maintaining an "Atheist Map" of PA with all the groups we are aware of - Feel free to browse and share:
Comment by Brian Fields on July 21, 2009 at 10:36am
Pennsylvania Nonbelievers has just released a brand new site. Check it out at:

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