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 May 16 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: Moderation is a Virtue
    Sunday May 16 2021 at Online event

    Every community must decide who it includes and excludes and on what basis. Tolerating abusive behavior harms people and undermines a group's positive goals. Nazis, misogynists, and predators can slip by defenses by having social approval. How can groups best handle harmful behavior while maintaining socially-positive values?

    This week's speaker will be Eva-Lise Carlstrom.

    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/96883130991

    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
    Sunday Morning Stoicism
    Sunday May 23 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: Is there room for a conservative atheist?
    Sunday May 23 2021 at Online event

    There should be no political litmus test for doubting the existence of God. Due to my skepticism of some liberal ideas, I have faced ridicule and social ostracism from the Seattle atheist community. When social justice advocates attempt to silence debate on important topics, they may unintentionally adopt the trappings of a religion where infidels are punished and blasphemy is not tolerated. I propose a strategy for a more inclusive approach to atheism.

    This week's speaker will be Keith Brown.

    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/91776100265

    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
    Sunday Morning Stoicism
    Sunday May 30 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