AMERICAN ATHEISTS PO Box 140195 Austin, TX 78714-0195 Voice: 512-458-1244 FAX: 512-467-952
PO Box 140195
Austin, TX 78714-0195
Columbus, Ohio: 614-294-0300
Salt Lake City, UT: 801-364-4939
WHAT IS AMERICAN ATHEISTS?
Now in its third decade, American Atheists is dedicated to
to working for the civil rights of Atheists, promoting separation
of state and church, and providing information about Atheism.
American Atheists was founded by Madalyn Murray O'Hair, the
noted Atheist activist, as the result of her successful battle
against school prayer. Its current outreaches include:
** The American Atheist Press has over 120 books in print about
Atheism, criticism of religion, and state/church separation.
Titles include "The Bible Handbook" and Madalyn O'Hair's "Why
I Am an Atheist." It also sells bumper stickers, flyers, posters,
and other products for nonbelievers
** Publishes the monthly "American Atheist Newsletter."
** Sponsors the "American Viewpoint" This weekly cable access
show is now aired in over 40 cities nationwide.
** Provides Dial-An-Atheist (R) services, free telephone message
services which give callers the Atheist viewpoint on various
issues. In addition, there is the Dial-THE-Atheist (512-458-5731),
a telephone commentary by Madalyn O'Hair, founder of American Atheists.
** Provides spokespersons to college, universities, clubs, and the media.
** Preserves Atheist literature in the American Atheist Library
and Archives. The library's holdings span over three hundred
years of Atheist thought.
** Provides Atheist information to libraries and universities across the
nation. In addition, free material is sent to Atheists in prisons.
** Sponsors pickets and demonstrations to bring Atheist concerns
to the attention of the nation.
** Holds meetings, lectures, and social events to serve the
FOR MORE INFORMATION
A complete introductory information packet about American
Atheists, a sample copy of the "American Atheist Newsletter," or
a catalog of American Atheist Press books and products will be
sent free to you by postal mail at your request. E-mail your
Your e-mail message must include your name and full postal (snail-mail)
mailing address with zipcode. Or write or call our offices.
TO REACH A HUMAN ONLINE
If you have a specific question or comment, please use one
of the following e-mail address to which to send it:
General questions about American Atheists
or its online outreaches. . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Internet Representative. . . . . . . . . email@example.com
American Atheist Newsletter. . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
American Atheist Television Forum. . . . email@example.com
AACHAT listmaster. . . . . . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
AANEWS listmaster. . . . . . . . . . . . email@example.com
E-MAIL MAILING LISTS
American Atheists sponsors the following mailing lists available
A news survey of the antics and politics of the
religious left, right, and center around the world.
Mails approximately five times a week.
To subscribe, send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org OR
email@example.com and put "subscribe aanews"
(minus the quotation marks) in the message body.
The listmaster may be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A discussion list for topics and issues of
interest and concern to Atheists. This is NOT a
debate list. Think of it as a "believer-free"
discussion list for Atheists, and is available
only to American Atheists members in good standing.
To subscribe to AACHAT, send an e-mail message to:
In the body of the message, give the following information:
"Subscribe aachat"; include YOUR FIRST and LAST NAMES (the name
in which you are registered as a member of American Atheists);
your snail-mail address; and your e-mail address.
World Wide Web (WWW)
The official homepage for American Atheists contains tons of
information about American Atheists and Atheist topics, plus
complete online ordering for American Atheist Press products.
Selected American Atheist text files
are available via anonymous ftp at:
HOW TO REACH US THE REGULAR WAY
Write American Atheists at PO Box 140195, Austin, TX 78714-0195.
Or call our offices at (512) 458-1244 between 9 and 5:30 Central
Time. FAX us 24 hours a day at (512) 467-9525.
TIRED OF BEING DELUGED WITH ONE PIOUS PERIODICAL AFTER ANOTHER?
WE HAVE THE ALTERNATIVE YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR:
AMERICAN ATHEIST NEWSLETTER
Founded by Atheist leader Madalyn O'Hair, the _American
Atheist Newsletter_ is a twelve-page, monthly newsletter devoted
to keeping Atheists informed about the past, present, and future
of Atheism -- and religion. It is filled to the brim with updates
from the state/church separation front; religious pronouncements
and debacles; and news of Atheist activism.
A year's worth of this unique monthly newsletter is just $20
($30 for subscriptions abroad). Gift subscriptions are $15 per
year ($25 outside the U.S.) The library and institutional discount
is 75 percent. Sustaining subscriptions are $30 per year.
American Atheists, Inc., P.O. Box 140195, Austin, TX 78714-0195.
Telephone: (512) 458-1244. FAX: (512) 467-9525.
ABOUT AMERICAN ATHEISTS
American Atheists, Inc. is a nonprofit, nonpolitical educational
organization dedicated to the complete and absolute separation of state
and church. We accept the explanation of Thomas Jefferson that the
"First Amendment" to the Constitution of the United States was meant to
create a "wall of separation" between state and church.
American Atheists, Inc. is organized to stimulate and promote
freedom of thought and inquiry concerning religious beliefs, creeds,
dogmas, tenets, rituals, and practices; to collect and disseminate
information, data, and literature on all religions and promote a more
thorough understanding of them, their origins, and their histories; to
advocate, labor for, and promote in all lawful ways the complete and
absolute separation of state and church; to advocate, labor for, and
promote in all lawful ways the establishment and maintenance of a
thoroughly secular system of education available to all; to encourage
the development and public acceptance of a human ethical system stressing
the mutual sympathy, understanding, and interdependence of all people
and the corresponding responsibility of each individual in relation to
society; to develop and propogate a social philosophy in which man is
the central figure, who alone must be the source of strength, progress,
and ideals for the well-being and happiness of humanity; to promote the
study of the arts and sciences and of all problems affecting the
maintenance, perpetuation, and enrichment of human (and other) life;
to engage in such social, educational, legal, and cultural activity as
will be useful and beneficial to members of American Atheists, Inc.
and to society as a whole.
Couple Life.........$1000 (Please give both names above)
Couple/Family........ $75/year (Please give all names above)
Senior Citizen....... $25/year (include photocopy of ID)
Student.............. $20/year (include photocopy of ID)
For a membership application or further information, write:
American Atheists, Inc.
PO Box 140195
Austin, TX 78714-0195
Or call: 512-458-1244
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