Are you a skeptic? See our main page at www.BackyardSkeptics.com to find out if you are.

We are a group of skeptics with a heavy atheist 'bent'. If you don't believe in any supernatural deity or paranormal ability this group is for you. We meet once a month in Villa Park (next to Orange) in Orange County, CA on the forth Wednesday and Thursday (alternating).  We also have many other events - usually at least once a week such as field trips, movie night and Irish pub nights.

Our meetings are in our backyard (hence the name) and usually has a guest speaker or a topic which is posted on the meetup announcement.  We have many field trips and casual get-togethers just to socialize with other non-theists as well, and of course our great pot-luck summer and winter solstice parties.

We have a voluntary semi-annual donation of $20 on Jan 1 and July 1 which includes your first meeting and a dinner.

We serve dinner at our monthly meetings which are on the forth Wednesday or Thursday.  We request a minimum donation of $12 or $5 without dinner. Our members arrive around 6:45pm and the meeting starts a little after 7pm. Our meetings are where you can freely talk about your skepticism and non-belief without religious dogma.

Our goal: To support the atheist/agnostic/skeptic/humanist community with local meetings, potluck parties, and other social events. To spread the word that skeptics and non-believers are good and moral people and to promote secular values and the separation of church and state. We cherish humanistic values over any supernatural superstitions and encourage others to look at their worldview with critical thinking skills.

Bruce Gleason, founder

We're 813 skeptics and atheists

Membership is open to everyone

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:00 PM

    Debate #12 - The Historicity of Jesus

    33 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Friday, October 24, 2014 2:00 PM

    Freedom from Religion Fdn. Annual Convention - 2014

    18 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Sunday, November 2, 2014 10:30 AM

    Sunday Morning Discussion Breakfast

    3 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Sunday, November 2, 2014 10:30 AM

    Sunday Morning Discussion Breakfast

    1 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Tuesday, November 4, 2014 6:30 PM

    New Member Meeting

    6 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Monday, November 10, 2014 7:00 PM

    DooDah Pro-Planning meeting

    6 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Saturday, November 15, 2014 11:00 AM

    Doo Dah Parade Participation - "Myth or Fiction?"

    14 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014 8:00 PM

    FUNDRAISER! Ian Harris Critical & Thinking - All-Skeptic Comics @ Brea Improv

    10 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Tuesday, November 25, 2014 6:30 PM

    November Monthly Meeting - 'Seeing through Christianity'

    9 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Sunday, December 7, 2014 10:30 AM

    Sunday Morning Discussion Breakfast

    0 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Sunday, January 4, 2015 10:30 AM

    Sunday Morning Discussion Breakfast

    1 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Sunday, February 1, 2015 10:30 AM

    Sunday Morning Discussion Breakfast

    0 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Friday, February 13, 2015 7:00 PM

    Anti-Superstition Bash and California Friggatriskaidekaph­obia Treatment Center

    23 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Sunday, March 1, 2015 10:30 AM

    Sunday Morning Discussion Breakfast

    0 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Sunday, April 5, 2015 10:30 AM

    Sunday Morning Discussion Breakfast

    0 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Sunday, May 3, 2015 10:30 AM

    Sunday Morning Discussion Breakfast

    0 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Sunday, June 7, 2015 10:30 AM

    Sunday Morning Discussion Breakfast

    0 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Sunday, July 5, 2015 10:30 AM

    Sunday Morning Discussion Breakfast

    0 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Sunday, August 2, 2015 10:30 AM

    Sunday Morning Discussion Breakfast

    0 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Sunday, September 6, 2015 10:30 AM

    Sunday Morning Discussion Breakfast

    0 skeptics and atheists attending
 
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Founded Jan 30, 2008
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Organizers:

Bruce Gleason, Jenn Ramirez, Kent Martin
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