“I was raised as a Christian in the south. I always had my doubts about the existence of a divine creator, but I didn’t admit that I was an atheist until I was in my early twenties. I just “came out” to my immediate family last year. Now I work as a personal trainer in New York City, and I’m surrounded by practitioners that promote pseudoscience and quackery in the health and wellness field. I want to do my best to promote science, reason, and critical thinking. I am so pleased to help promote a positive worldview with atheists and skeptics through Secular Action!”
I joined the active atheist community in December 2012, and the first thing I noticed was that it is difficult to get involved!
I had to do a bunch of research to find events to attend, causes to support, projects to volunteer on. So I decided to create a website doing just that: connecting volunteers to visionaries. The site launched on January 7th at www.SecularAction.org. To start, it is a list of all major atheist conferences (37 of them!) for the year. I’ve also begun a list of causes which can be donated to with links to their donation pages. Eventually I’d like the site to be a cross between Causes.com, Catchafire.org, and Kickstarter.com. Users will come to the site and be greeted with featured actions that they can take. They can browse through for more actions, create a profile, and watch their actions add up. Atheist leaders can post events, volunteer opportunities, and donation opportunities right to the site. Finally, volunteers and visionaries can connect in one easy place.