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#476274 - 07/09/12 08:23 AM American Athiests
Wolfe
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Hello. I'd like to about the organization called American Athiests, and affiliation with said organization. I have not yet fully researched the organization, but was wondering if there would be any conflict regarding joining that organization. I would also be interested in attending any athiest conferences should the opportunity present itself in the future. I am of course an athiest by default, but my first loyalty lies with the CoS. Thank you.

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#476277 - 07/09/12 08:36 AM Re: American Athiests [Re: ]
Quaark Offline

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No, there would be no conflict I can see.

The two relevant questions about conflict in having membership in both the CoS and other organizations...

1. Is the other organization explicitly opposed to, self-declared enemies of, the CoS?

2. Does the other organization actively work towards explicitly anti-Satanic goals or openly endorse criminal activities?

Many members of the CoS belong to an extremely wide variety of different organizations without issue.

In this specific case I see no problems whatsoever.
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#476471 - 07/11/12 07:08 AM Re: American Athiests [Re: Quaark]
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Edited by Quaark (07/11/12 09:42 AM)
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#476479 - 07/11/12 08:51 AM Re: American Athiests [Re: ]
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I frequently look at atheist blogs such as freethought. Some of them are interesting, well-written, providing useful bits of news … some of them post pictures of their beautiful pets.

Occasionally a naïve newbie wanders in and tries to explain to atheists that Satanists do not worship Satan. S\he gets run out of town.

Some of the top atheists are too intelligent not to have read the Satanic Bible. However, it is certainly not in their interest to enlighten their sheeple.

If I joined an atheist organization, despite the fact that I have no hostile intention whatsoever, I should feel that I was walking on eggshells.
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#476481 - 07/11/12 09:41 AM Re: American Athiests [Re: MagdaGraham]
Wolfe
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Originally Posted By: MagdaGraham
I frequently look at atheist blogs such as freethought. Some of them are interesting, well-written, providing useful bits of news … some of them post pictures of their beautiful pets.

Occasionally a naïve newbie wanders in and tries to explain to atheists that Satanists do not worship Satan. S\he gets run out of town.

Some of the top atheists are too intelligent not to have read the Satanic Bible. However, it is certainly not in their interest to enlighten their sheeple.

If I joined an atheist organization, despite the fact that I have no hostile intention whatsoever, I should feel that I was walking on eggshells.


Thank you for that insight. I understand what you mean, and I will have to take your comments into consideration. I've already had negative experience in another forum which was a mix of athiests, christians, etc. It was made very clear that Satanists were not allowed.

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#476496 - 07/11/12 04:01 PM Re: American Athiests [Re: MagdaGraham]
Bill_M Offline
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Originally Posted By: MagdaGraham
Occasionally a naïve newbie wanders in and tries to explain to atheists that Satanists do not worship Satan. S\he gets run out of town.

I've seen a number of these militant atheists explicitly state that they wish to see all religion eliminated. To them, this includes the non-theistic religions as well. These are the types of atheists who, even when you correct their ignorant assumptions of what Satanism is, will just try to find some other aspect of Satanism to thoroughly criticize.

As for American Atheists, I don't see anything in their mission statement that would inherently contradict the principles of Satanism:
http://atheists.org/content/aims-and-principles
(Though personally I find their definition of "atheism" to be absurdly detailed. "Atheism" really doesn't mean anything more than not believing in a deity.)
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