Tulsa Coalition of Reason

About Us

Members of the Tulsa Coalition of Reason share a common like-minded philosophy despite their diverse backgrounds and heritages.

Some members are also members of other reason-focused organizations in the city of Tulsa.

We unite together to defend and promote reason.

Discrimination and prejudice against atheists, humanists, nonbelievers, non-theists, pantheists, and secularists exists. Treated as second rate citizens and believed to be less deserving of American citizenship than any other group. The message of the Coalition of Reason is to let the nation know–we are here.

We are in Tulsa, Oklahoma as well as other cities and communities. We believe in the Establishment Clause that permits the natural right to choose or reject a religion. We reject religions. And mostly for educated reasons.

Most have studied religions and have found that historically religion proves to be nothing more than a man-made fantasy that perpetuates a dishonest and abusive set of policies that hold humans from obtaining their full potential. In the name of a god, women are enslaved, homosexuals are executed, and the rational minded are burned at the stake. Not to mention the endless wars against an opposing or different religion.

So society frowns upon the freethinkers–atheists, humanists, nonbelievers, non-theists, pantheists, and secularists–when they should listen and take notes. It is difficult to self-identify, we all know this, and most have experienced the wrath of angry family and friends when have came out of the closet and acknowledged our lack of faith or our rejection of Christ Jesus or to simply confirm that we have doubts about the existence of a god.

We probably all want to be out the closet but the reality is that not all of us can be. The loss of a spouse, children, a job, or even a position of politics in the community is a definite and unfortunate reality for some of us. The pain of being in the closet is more bearable than the pain of loss.

Yet even those of us who do remain closeted, because of situations beyond our control, can help the freethought community. Anonymous contributions to our cause has already benefited the Tulsa Coalition of Reason. To confidentially participate or contribute to the Tulsa Coalition of Reason contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Groups

Atheist Community of TulsaLogo for the Atheist Community of Tulsa

The Atheist Community of Tulsa is made up of average every day people; your co-workers, family, friends, neighbors, even open minded churchgoers. We are very friendly and like to talk openly with other like-minded people without the fear of persecution. We are non-discriminatory and welcome people of all ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

Atheist Community of Tulsa Meetup

Meet other local atheists and freethinkers for conversation and friendship! Come to an Atheist Community of Tulsa Meetup to discuss reality, reason, and the positive secular influence in America.

Atheist Community of Tulsa Blog

A blog regarding the adventures and meetups of members in the Atheist Community of Tulsa.

 

Logo for The Humanist Association of TulsaThe Humanist Association of Tulsa

The Humanist Association of Tulsa is for people who are interested in a rational philosophy, informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion. The Humanist Association of Tulsa affirms the dignity of each human being, it supports the maximization of individual liberty, and opportunity consonant with social and planetary responsibility.

The Humanist Association of Tulsa Meetup

The Humanist Association of Tulsa a small group of “outsiders.” The Humanist Association of Tulsa looks outside the usual social institution–the church–for meaning and purpose. If the church route is not for you, then please see if we have something to offer you. The Humanist Association of Tulsa is a chartered chapter of the American Humanist Association. The Humanist Association of Tulsa also have an association with the Council for Secular Humanism and the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

The Humanist Association of Tulsa Blog

A blog regarding the adventures and meetups of members in the Humanist Association of Tulsa.

Tulsa Chapter of the World Pantheist Movement

A blog regarding the adventures and meetups of members in the Tulsa Pantheists Group.

Tulsa Humanist Society

Local group dedicated to building a community around the ideas of Humanism. Local meetups, community affairs, charity work, and social networks are all a part of the Tulsa Humanist Society core tenets

Oklahoma City Coalition of Reason

The OKC CoR brings together freethought groups in the greater metro area to raise awareness of the existing (and growing) community of secular humanists, atheists, agnostics, naturalists, skeptics and freethinkers that can be found in Oklahoma.

The American Association of Secular Humanist Pantheists

The American Association of Secular Humanist Pantheists (AASHP) was officially registered in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, on June 22, 2012. Membership in the AASHP is currently available to anyone approved for membership, by AASHP President William Dusenberry, DD; PhD. A secularist totally denies the existence of anything supernatural (or spiritual). A Humanist follows the “Golden Rule” (as much as possible) and a Humanist knows that it’s man’s responsibility to address any issue as it pertains to human existence (anything involving nature).

A Pantheist uses the terms: “god”– “first cause” – “nature” – “creator” – “cosmos” – “universe,” (or, any other all-inclusive “origin-related-references”) interchangeably. For example; if someone asks a Pantheist if he or she believes in god – a Pantheist could, or might answer: (as did Einstein) “My god is the god of Spinoza” (and Spinoza used “god” and “nature” interchangeably). However – it should be clear – a Pantheist does not “believe” in a god; because “belief,” in a religious context, signifies “acceptance based on faith” – and faith indicates a total lack of any empirical evidence.

Why might anyone want to self-identify as a Secular Humanist Pantheist – instead of Atheism, Humanism, Freethinkerism, Secularism, or Flying Spaghetti Monsterism? Why indeed? Pantheists are usually widely accepted – whereas god-deniers continue to be the most despised minority group in the USA. One can run for public office as a Pantheist; and one’s peers, friends and relatives will usually accept one as a Pantheist – while not as a god-denier.

A Pantheist can prove that god and nature is the same thing – simply by looking through a telescope — and using science, astronomy, theoretical physics, and appeals to logic and common sense. Contact WilliamDusenberry[at]yahoo.com to receive an application for AASHP membership. As of now, AASHP membership is free; and leadership certificates** will be made available, as the need be. * If you do not agree with this definition – please do not apply for AASHP membership. What AASHP members would like to call themselves, will be dealt with on an individual basis.

Terms to Know

Agnosticism

Agnosticism is doubting that any god can be proved or disproved. Wikimedia provides the following information about agnosticism: Agnosticism is the view that the truth value of certain claims—especially claims about the existence or non-existence of any deity, but also other religious and metaphysical claims—is unknown or unknowable. Agnosticism can be defined… Keep Reading »

Atheism

Atheism is disbelief in any god. Wikimedia provides the following information about atheism: Atheism, in a broad sense, is the rejection of belief in the existence of deities. In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities. Most inclusively, atheism is…Keep Reading »

Freethought

Freethought is using reason to form opinions about reality; independent of authority, religion, or tradition. Freethought includes agnosticism, atheism, humanism, non-theism, pantheism, rationalism, secularism, and skepticism. Freethought is… Keep Reading »

Humanism

Humanism is a secular philosophy that espouses human reason, ethics, and justice, and the search for human fulfillment. It specifically rejects religious dogma, supernaturalism, pseudoscience or superstition as the basis of morality and decision-making. Secular Humanism is a comprehensive life stance that focuses on the way human beings can lead happy and functional lives. Though it posits that human beings are capable of being ethical and moral without Keep Reading »

Naturalism

Naturalism holds that all concepts related to consciousness or to the mind refer to entities which are reducible to or supervene on natural things, forces and causes. More specifically, it rejects the objective existence of any supernatural thing, force or cause, such as occur in humanity’s various religions, as well as any form of teleology. Keep Reading »

Non-theism

Nontheism is a term that covers a range of both religious and nonreligious attitudes characterized by the absence of — or the rejection of — theism or any belief in a personal god or gods Invented originally as a synonym for secularism (see below), it has become an umbrella term… Keep Reading »

Pantheism

Pantheism is the view that the Universe (Nature) and God are identical. Pantheists thus do not believe in a personal, anthropomorphic or creator god. The word derives from the Ancient Greek: πᾶν (pan) meaning ‘all’ and θεός (theos) meaning ‘God’.Keep Reading

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