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 838 skeptics and atheists

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Friday, January 30, 2015 6:30 PM

    Roy Zimmerman is coming to town!

    12 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Saturday, January 31, 2015 8:00 AM

    Jan. 31st is FREE Museum Day! Let's go to the California Science Center in L.A.!

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

    Sunday Morning Discussion Breakfast

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

    Sunday Morning Discussion Breakfast

    2 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015 7:00 PM

    Bi-Monthly Book Club: The Inspirational Atheist: Wise Words on the Wonder and Me

    1 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Saturday, February 7, 2015 7:00 PM

    Attend the Downtown Santa Ana ART WALK - (First Saturdays) *NO HOST*

    2 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Saturday, February 7, 2015 7:30 PM

    Evening with Author Buzzy Jackson of The Inspirational Atheist

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

    Anti-Superstition Bash and California Friggatriskaidekaph­obia Treatment Center

    33 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Sunday, February 15, 2015 4:30 PM

    Attend a Special Darwin Day Lecture Featuring PZ Myers *No Host*

    12 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Sunday, February 22, 2015 1:45 PM

    Museum Trip: California African American Museum

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

    Sunday Morning Discussion Breakfast

    0 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Friday, March 20, 2015 6:30 PM

    Freethought Film Festival VI - "Happy" and 30 Days: Atheist Vs Christian

    13 skeptics and atheists attending
  • Sunday, March 22, 2015 2:00 PM

    The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier...

    4 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
  • Saturday, August 8, 2015 12:00 PM

    Camping at Joshua Tree NP to see the Perseid Meteor Shower

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

    Sunday Morning Discussion Breakfast

    0 skeptics and atheists attending
 
Founded Jan 30, 2008

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Bruce Gleason, Jenn Ramirez, Kent Martin, margaret downey
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