Welcome atheists, agnostics, skeptics — you are all welcome here! At Seattle Atheist Church, we call ourselves an atheist church because you will never hear anything supernatural promoted from the podium.

Join us for our Sunday Service each and every week in Seattle.

  • Activity
    SSA Event: Street Epistemology Two: Advancing The Practice
    Tuesday September 21 2021 at Online event

    The Secular Student Alliance is hosting an event that members of our community might be interested in: an introduction to the practice of Street Epistemology. A common question that comes up often in our group is how to communicate with people who's perspective is very different from our own. Street Epistemology is one approach to bridge those gaps.

     
    Here's a link to their event:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwuduqrpjMpGt07QZ7bRV5bwk1t_WiT4L7b

    Feel free to RSVP here to let your fellow Atheist Church folks know you're planning on going, but also do RSVP on their event as well so they can get a more accurate count. (Also, only those who RSVP on their event will be able to access it.)

    Here's their description:
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    Critique a Street Epistemology example, identify interesting ethical challenges that come up, where someone with an SE toolset could go, and then hopefully an exciting Q&A to close out. Part 2 of a 2-part series.

    Anthony Magnabosco would like people to consider a unique way of helping people decrease the likelihood of falling for fake and potentially dangerous beliefs. Anthony is proficient in a form of thinking about things called Street Epistemology, or a way of helping consenting people (individually or collaboratively) explore their beliefs in an unusual way. You might even detect ways to address some of their own challenges.

    Anthony is Executive Director of Street Epistemology International (an educational non-profit) and lives in Texas with his family where he spends most of his time developing SE resources and consuming internet content. He's traveled worldwide to introduce people to this interesting approach.
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    This is an online event hosted on Zoom. You can register for it here:
    https://public.seattleatheist.church/register/jDYqlXrKED1jNjqZKXht

    Zoom is available on iOS, Android, Windows, and OSX. Here are some resources to help you get started:
    * Getting started guides: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697
    * Video tutorials: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

    A microphone is required if you would like to participate in the group discussion after the talk, but not to simply be present for the talk or the discussion. (A webcam is preferred so we can see each other during this period of physical isolation!)

    Join our private Seattle Atheist Church Facebook Group and continue the discussion outside of church:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/seattleatheistchurch

  • Activity
    Reading Group: The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan
    Thursday September 23 2021 at Online event

    For this week, let's read Chapter 11 "The City of Grief" and Chapter 12 "The Fine Art of Baloney Detection". (This section will be updated each week, so check back if you need to.)

    This is an online event hosted on Zoom. You can register here:
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrceqsrjkuEtWw-rWJKAdJ7Q4eH_JFsFb-

    Here's Amazon's blurb about the book:

    "How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions.

    "Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms."

    You can grab a copy of the book from your favorite local bookstore, or order on Amazon here:
    https://smile.amazon.com/Demon-Haunted-World-Science-Candle-Dark/dp/0345409469/

    Zoom is available on iOS, Android, Windows, and OSX. Here are some resources to help you get started:
    * Getting started guides: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697
    * Video tutorials: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

    A microphone is required if you would like to participate in the group discussion, but not to simply be present. (A webcam is preferred so we can see each other during this period of physical isolation!)

    I hope to see you there!

  • Activity
    Sunday Morning Stoicism
    Sunday September 26 2021 at Online event

    Let's get together before church and discuss this week's passages from The Daily Stoic! Each day of the year has a corresponding "devotional reading" (so to speak). Each week, let's discuss the readings since our previous meeting, from Monday through the Sunday of the meeting, and share what resonated with us, what we found profound, and what insights we can apply to what's going on in our lives.

    Each reading is about 3 minutes long. They're all self-contained, so you don't need to worry about catching up - feel free to jump in on any week's session!

    This is an online event hosted on Zoom. You can register for it here:
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqf-2spzwoHNYJkpUJHobrD14SqEGfky0Y

    We'll end at 11:30 to give everyone time to grab some food and freshen up before the Sunday Service.

    You can grab a copy of the book from your favorite local bookstore or order on Amazon here:
    https://www.amazon.com/Daily-Stoic-Meditations-Wisdom-Perseverance-ebook/dp/B01HNJIJB2/

    Here's Amazon's blurb about the book:

    "Why have history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise.

    "The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms.

    "By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well."

    Zoom is available on iOS, Android, Windows, and OSX. Here are some resources to help you get started:
    * Getting started guides: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697
    * Video tutorials: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

    A microphone is required if you would like to participate in the discussion after the talk, but not to simply be present. (A webcam is preferred so we can see each other during this period of physical isolation!)

    Join our private Seattle Atheist Church Facebook Group and continue the discussion outside of church:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/seattleatheistchurch

  • Activity
    Online Service: Religion is Tribal with Special Guest Bart Campolo
    Sunday September 26 2021 at Online event

    This week's speaker is giving a talk about Online Service: Religion is Tribal with Special Guest Bart Campolo.

    After the talk, we'll have a group discussion to explore the ideas presented, and to share related thoughts, resources, and personal experiences.

    This is an online event hosted on Zoom. You can register for it here:
    https://zoom.us/j/92176630940

    Zoom is available on iOS, Android, Windows, and OSX. Here are some resources to help you get started:
    * Getting started guides: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697
    * Video tutorials: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

    A microphone is required if you would like to participate in the group discussion after the talk, but not to simply be present for the talk or the discussion. (A webcam is preferred so we can see each other during this period of physical isolation!)

    Join our private Seattle Atheist Church Facebook Group and continue the discussion outside of church:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/seattleatheistchurch

  • Activity
    Reading Group: The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan
    Thursday September 30 2021 at Online event

    For this week, let's read Chapter 13 "Obsessed with Reality". (This section will be updated each week, so check back if you need to.)

    This is an online event hosted on Zoom. You can register here:
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrceqsrjkuEtWw-rWJKAdJ7Q4eH_JFsFb-

    Here's Amazon's blurb about the book:

    "How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions.

    "Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms."

    You can grab a copy of the book from your favorite local bookstore, or order on Amazon here:
    https://smile.amazon.com/Demon-Haunted-World-Science-Candle-Dark/dp/0345409469/

    Zoom is available on iOS, Android, Windows, and OSX. Here are some resources to help you get started:
    * Getting started guides: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697
    * Video tutorials: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

    A microphone is required if you would like to participate in the group discussion, but not to simply be present. (A webcam is preferred so we can see each other during this period of physical isolation!)

    I hope to see you there!