Sunday, July 26, 2009

About the SECULAR Center Blog!

Welcome to the SECULAR Center's blog! This blog is for SECULAR Center news and updates, as well as local and world news relating to the community of people that are free of supernatural beliefs. Free of supernatural beliefs primarily means that we don't believe in a god or gods. This includes Atheists, Agnostics, Humanists, Brights, Freethinkers, and whatever other names we choose to apply to ourselves.

The SECULAR Center ( stands for Secular Education Community of Understanding, Learning, Activism, and Research. What does that mean? It means that we are building a community of nonbelievers to participate in community events and activism such as volunteering at local nonprofit organizations. Our long-term plan is to develop and execute our own educational community service programs such as tutoring students, computer training, and parent education. We hope this will also help to educate the general public in regards to the morals and ethics of the godless, as well as give us a community center to meet and socialize at. There is a great misconception out there that Atheists and Freethinkers are amoral - a 2002 Pew Poll showed 66% of people in the south view Atheists unfavorably. Let's change that!

If you agree with our mission or want to support our efforts, please visit our website at and sign up for our newsletter! We are also in the process of refining and further developing our vision and mission, so if you have any input to that effect, please e-mail us at or comment on this post!

As of this first post, the SECULAR Center has 185 supporters in 10 states and 4 countries around the world! We have had two community volunteer events in Houston and are having a social event in Houston this Thursday, July 30th at 6:00 pm at a local bar. E-mail for details if you'd like to attend!

"Godless for Good"


  1. I am glad to see that we have a blog! I agree that becoming more visible and doing good for others is a good way to polish our image. Volunteering is an opportunity to feel good about the work we do and about ourselves, also.

  2. Also volunteering in a public way lets people know that atheists are moral and we do exist in their midst. There are more of us than there are Orthodox Jews.

  3. And I do think a letter to the Editor is the perfect way to shed light on this type of discrimination.