We are an active community of atheists in the greater Los Angeles area.

Our core mission involves promoting separation of government & religion, educating the public about our philosophy & practices and serving the public good in ways that are exemplary of our values. We have monthly meetings on the 4th Sunday of each month that include a variety of activities such as informative lectures, seasonal celebrations, secular movie screenings and more.

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The Friendly Atheist visit postponed

A death in the family has caused us to postpone Hemant Mehta's visit for a couple of months Originally scheduled for our August General Meeting, he will be speaking to us, hopefully, at our October meeting

9/22/19

We will be 37 in September and it's PARTY Time. Plus we'll have a SHORT business meeting for nominations and ratification of the newly proposed bylaws.

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DAWKINS

IN L.A.

Richard Dawkins and Ann Druyan will be appearing on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at the Alex Theatre, 216 Brand Blvd in Glendale.  Rumor has it that this may also be the official opening of CFI-LA, located at 2535 Temple Street.  For information on Dawkins tour or the event at the Alex, go here CenterForInquiry.org

AIDS WALK

October 20 == Sunday. Meet at Heretic House for donuts. Ride to the walk, then walk the walk. More information to follow . . . stay tuned . . .

Rep Jerad Huffman

Congressman Jared Huffman was on the Sunday TV Program, Freethought Matters, last weekend.  He represents California's 2nd district (from the Golden Gate Bridge to Oregon).  On the program he said requiring witnesses to recite “so help me God” during oaths unnecessarily entangles government with religion.
Watch Huffman’s other superb remarks on “Freethought Matters.”

The Religious Right has jumped on this interview and are vilifying Huffman. The Washington Examiner and Fox News are using the interview with Huffman as an opportunity to attack him for his support of secular government. 

Here’s someone who is standing up for our community and for all Americans who support the separation of church and state.   We need to defend our champions in Congress. We need to say THANK YOU.

You can email a message to [email protected] and FFRF will forward it on to Rep. Huffman’s office.  [For some reason I will never completely understand, Senators and Representatives cannot accept mail from outside their districts.  That is why we need to have FFRF forward our messages to him.]  Make it simple; short; and sweet.  “Thank you, Rep Huffman.  An oath is not any more binding when you end it pleading for help from the gods.  And it certainly doesn’t belong in our government.  Thank you for standing up for those of us who want to keep religion out of government.”  See?  Short and sweet.  Just a quick note to [email protected]  I dare you!

Erode Venkatappa Ramasamy (9/17/1879 – 12/24/1973)

There is no God, the inventors and preachers are fools and rogues and those who worship God are barbarians.

This inscription is on the pedestal of a statue in India erected in honor of Periyar.  Periyar, a rationalist and humanist, was also known as Ramasamy and he is best known for having nothing but contempt for religion.

Recently someone petitioned the court to have those words removed. The petitioner claimed that Periyar advocated self-respect--not atheism.  He claimed that the quote was fake news and his proof was that another statue of Periyar (while he was alive) did not have an atheist inscription.  He insisted that Periyar had never uttered the words.

In dismissing the petition, the Court found that Periyar’s speeches and expressions from 1928 made it abundantly clear that he had no time for religion.  They found that it was the petitioner’s words that were contrary to the facts.

Perivar believed that an insignificant minority in society was exploiting the majority and trying to keep it in a subordinate position forever. He wanted the exploited to use their reason to realize that they were being exploited and that birth did not and should not endow superiority over others …

A couple of Periyer’s quotes that angered the petitioner were

There is no god, there is no god, there is no god at all. He who invented god is a fool. He who propagates god is a scoundrel. He who worships god is a barbarian.

Man treats woman as his own property and not as being capable of feelings, like himself. The way man treats women is much worse than the way landlords treat servants and the high-caste treat the low-caste

Upcoming Community Service Projects: International Volunteer Day

It's time to volunteer as a good neighbor, as a good citizen, as dues to humanity. Volunteers keep two of LA's finest highways clean (the 2 in Glendale, and the 10 in West LA) . Plus International Volunteer Day (IVD) is on 5 December. It was designated by the United Nations in 1985 as an international observance day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism. and we hope you're able to join us on Thursday, Dec 5th!


Upcoming West LA Highway Clean Up
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Upcoming Glendale Highway Clean Up

Upcoming Events

Our Adopt-A-Highway program are programs that can always use more volunteers to help!  Contact [email protected] to volunteer.

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