A meet up group for atheists in Bristol, Johnson City, Kingsport and the surrounding cities. Something we need for nonbelievers in the bible belt.
Our mission is to raise awareness for the atheists in our community and show we are as moral, trustworthy and capable as anyone one else. There are problems that need to be addressed in the Tri Cities and having a secular community that will abide by the constitution and help to keep church and state separated, will benefit the area at large.
Tri Cities Atheist Society was created as a community of atheists who want to see our area grow and prosper without the need for religious beliefs in a fallacious god concept. We want to show that we are good without God and can do everything they can do, whether better or not.We do not shove our views any more than the religious do in our area, it is only fair that our voices be heard also.We don’t protest, but have peaceful civil discourse when needed.
We will stand up for the constitutional rights of others in our area no matter what they believe, but at the same time we will fight against the religious beliefs being imposed upon our local communities, schools and government. If need be we will consult outside sources for how to deal with certain situations. Some of these groups may include, the American Atheists (www.atheists.org) and the Freedom From Religion Foundation (www.ffrf.org)
All posts on this blog will deal with local religious problems in the Tri Cities and surrounding areas.
We are not a non profit 501(c)(3) organization at this time, but we are working toward it and any donations we receive will go to growing this society and helping those in need.
We will also be gathering for meetings once a month at a different location each time, so it makes it easier on some of the members. We will even be having parties, events and setting up at local festivals to spread the good word about secularism and humanism.
There will be more, but as this society is just starting out, we will be taking it slow.
If you have come to this blog as a theist, please be respectful of those here and if you don’t like something we post, ask questions and we will be more than happy to provide honest answers or claim “We do not know at this time.” If anything offends you, maybe you need to look at it through open eyes and an open mind. We are not here to eradicate your religious beliefs, we are here to stop you from pushing your beliefs on others where they are not needed. So keep it civil and we will as well.
If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions about this blog, you can message us or call Daniel at 865-385-2068 between 10 AM and 10 PM.