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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Your tax-free donation helps us keep all the great monthly events and community programs going.


An Atheist Governor?

Of course: California. The ONLY open and out-spoken atheist Governor of any state was Culbert Levy Olson who served as Governor of California from 1939 to 1943. Olson refused to say "so help me God" during his oath of office or to place his hand on the Bible. Instead, with his right hand raised and his left hand conveniently tucked in his coat pocket, Olson said, "I will affirm." His grandchildren were recently interviewed by FFRF on Freethought Matters. For more information, see Atheism on TV, below.


Soon these words will appear in the chambers of the Torrance City Council because they voted for it last week despite the fact that no members of the public were present during the vote.  The Mayor,  Patrick Furey, along with Councilmen Goodrich and Rizzo voted against the item, and urged colleagues to push the decision to the next meeting,  May 21.  Councilman Goodrich also argued that the council moved too fast on the item and didn’t receive enough public input.  However, the motion passed 4 to 3.  The words will go on the wood paneling above the dais.  Are Christians so devious that they only way they can promote their religion--and make it legal!--is behind closed doors—the public be damned?

Atheism on TV!

The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) has a regular Sunday morning TV program, Freethought Matters on Channel 13 KCOP at 8:30 am. Recent programs debunked the value of each of "The Ten Commandments." Other programs included interviews with Abby Hafer, Jerry Dewitt, Dan Barker, and the grandchildren of California's atheist Governor. This 30-minute program is listed as “paid programming” but set your recorders anyway. This is a program that you will even enjoy the commercials!

Upcoming Community Service Projects

Reference our Spring Service 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) and we hope you're able to join us on May 4th.!

Upcoming West LA Highway Clean Up

Upcoming Glendale Highway Clean Up


Upcoming Events

  • 25 May
    Freethought Toastmasters Fourth Saturday
    2:00 am @ Heretic House
    Atheists United supports Freethought Toastmasters.  They meet every 2nd and 4th Saturday at Heretic  House from 2 to 4 pm.  This is a small group looking to expand.  Toastmasters is a learning experience not only in public speaking but in team work and motivation techniques.  Guests are always welcome.
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  • 26 May
    Skipping Church: Raising Secular Children in a Religious Town
    11:00 am @ Heretic House
    Join our May meeting for an exciting presentation by local leader Jill Braun on the unique experience of raising secular children in a religious town! ________ Jill Braun (pronounced BROWN) is the ninth out of ten children, born into a Catholic Family and was raised on a hog farm in the Midwest. After high school, she graduated from university...
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  • 26 May
    Ateos Unidos
    1:00 am @ Heretic House
    An Atheists United meetup for Spanish-speakers!  Even if you're not fluent, you're welcome! Un grupo para difundir el pensamiento ATEO, lograr organizaciones y uniones mundiales que nos permitan un espacio en la sociedad, para que nuestros derechos de libertad sean respetados y valorados.  Click here to RSVP
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  • 1 Jun
    First Saturday Brunch Meet-Up
    11:00 am @ Mimi's Cafe
    Join Atheists, Skeptics, Humanists, and Critical Thinkers for food and lively conversation. We would love to have you join us for food and conversation. We meet on the 1st Saturday at various locations! This month we will be meeting at Mimi's Cafe. Locations for upcoming meet-ups will be announced.
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Our Adopt-A-Highway program are programs that can always use more volunteers to help!  Contact [email protected] to volunteer.

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