If you don’t believe in gods, you are not alone. Thousands of your friends and neighbors in the Morgantown area feel the same as you. The Morgantown Coalition of Reason is a group of local organizations joined together to increase the growth, visibility and acceptance of nontheists throughout the area.
While all of these groups share common ground, each has its own particular emphasis and atmosphere. Some are focused on scientific inquiry and education. Others are focused on ethics and community. All are committed to promoting wider acceptance of a more rational and contemporary view of humanity and the universe we live in.
Morgantown CoR informs secular people in the Morgantown area that there are groups to join, activities in which to participate, events to attend and like-minded people with which to socialize. In short, we want to help those who have grown beyond religious belief to find their philosophical home.
Those nonbelievers who are not ready, or who are unable, to “come out” can take comfort in knowing that they are not the only ones who accept the reality of a 100% natural world.
For the religious community, we want them to realize that, although nontheists reject the supernatural, we share with them compassionate human values that most religious believers embrace. In most ways, we are like them; hard working, tax paying, moral citizens who care deeply about our families, our communities, our state and our country.
Nontheists are a large minority, larger than many minorities who have much more political and cultural influence than we do. MorgantownCoR has organized to increase our standing in the marketplace of ideas and to take our rightful place at the table of acceptance and equal rights. We invite all nontheists to support us in our efforts.
Even if you never join a group or attend a meeting you can help West Virginia move forward by contributing to local or national participating organizations. And you can always help to further the nontheistic community just by standing up proudly for your reality-based life among your friends and family. It’s OK to not believe in gods.
Morgantown Coalition of Reason
MorgantownAtheists.com and on Meetup and Facebook
We are a group of skeptical, freethinking, pragmatic atheists and humanists who love reason and science. We are dedicated to promoting critical thinking, reason, education and science; fostering a positive atheist culture and community; helping with state-church separation; opposing discrimination against atheists; and offering public service.
Freethinkers Morgantown Book Club
and on Meetup and Facebook
We are a diverse group of students, professors and non-academics all with the goal of learning from each other and discussing books usng a rational, secular, scientific, nonsupernatural approach. Most are atheists, all are freethinkers!
Morgantown Thomas Paine Society
For people who love Thomas Paine. Contact Tim Nelms for more information: [email protected]
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Morgantown
There are seven principles that guide us as Unitarian Universalists, namely: (1) The inherent worth and dignity of every person, (2) Justice, equity and compassion in human relations, (3) Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations, (4) A free and responsible search for truth and meaning, (5) The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large, (6) The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all, and (7) Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. Contact: [email protected]
West Virginia Skeptics
West Virginia Skeptics is a group dedicated to studying and understanding various paranormal, religious, scientific, and other claims by applying reason and the scientific method. Skeptics do not reject any claims out of hand, but attempt to base our positions on the best available evidence.
Secular Student Alliance at WVU
darwinfish.studentorgs.wvu.edu and on Facebook
We are a recognized student chapter of the Secular Student Alliance. Our purpose is to help develop and support a positive atheist and freethinker community at West Virginia University, and to promote critical thinking, skepticism, education and science.
Skeptics in the Pub – Morgantown
A local group of science-minded, questioning, open-minded folks who love to gab over a pint or two on Tues, Wed or Thurs periodically at local pubs. Occasionally with a speaker or focused program. Call Tim for more information: 304-685-9673.
Contact Neece, Morgantown CoR Coordinator, Web Administrator & Official Cat Herder: [email protected]
Secular Coalition for Pennsylvania
Online and on Facebook
The Secular Coalition for America is a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization whose purpose is to amplify the diverse and growing voice of the nontheistic community in the United States. While the Coalition was created expressly by and for nontheistic Americans, we also enthusiastically welcome the participation of religious individuals who share our view that freedom of conscience must extend to people of all faiths and of none. We need your help to see real change in Harrisburg and across Pennsylvania.
National SCA Website: http://secular.org