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
    Sunday Morning Stoicism
    Sunday February 28 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: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF RHETORIC
    Sunday February 28 2021 at Online event

    Like the words “propaganda” and “dialectic”, the word “rhetoric” has a bad reputation to overcome. If people say “that’s just rhetoric” it usually means it is talk instead of action, or flowery words to hide the truth. But rhetoric at its best is neither of these. It is simply having the means of persuasion with an audience in a public setting. Its history sweeps from the Sophists in ancient Greece all the way through the 20th century in the work of Chaim Perelman and Stephen Toulmin.<br><br><span>This week's speaker will be Bruce.</span>

    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/99464605542

    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: Irrationality: The Enemy Within
    Thursday March 4 2021 at Online event

    This upcoming week's reading: Chapter 7 "Misplaced Consistency", and Chapter 8 "Misuse of Rewards and Punishments". (This section will be updated each week, so check back if you need to.)

    You can grab a copy of the book from your favorite local bookstore, or order on Amazon here:
    https://www.amazon.com/Irrationality-Enemy-Within-Stuart-Sutherland/dp/1780660251/

    Here's Amazon's blurb about the book:

    "Why do doctors, army generals, high-ranking government officials and other people in positions of power make bad decisions that cause harm to others? Why are punishments so ineffective? Why is interviewing such an unsatisfactory method of selection? "Irrationality: The Enemy Within" is a challenging and thought-provoking book that draws on statistical concepts, probability theory and a mass of intriguing research to expose the failings of human reasoning, judgment and intuition. The author explores the inconsistencies of human behavior, and discovers why even the experts find it so hard to make rational and unbiased decisions."

    This is an online event hosted on Zoom. You can register here:
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpcO6opjgtGdf9tVKVxPzJx1iy4_D2HaIC

    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, as we support each other on our journeys!

  • Activity
    Sunday Morning Stoicism
    Sunday March 7 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: What to do with all our Human Made Stuff?
    Sunday March 7 2021 at Online event

    Human-made stuff now outweighs all life on Earth!&nbsp; Back in 1900, all our stuff only weighed in at 3% of our total biomass. &nbsp; At what point do we and our biosphere get overrun by our stuff?<br><br><span>This week's speaker will be Monty</span>.

    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/92544452291

    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