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IEAA Outreach booth at Riverside Arts Walk

Want to help let other non-believers know they're not alone? 

Want to take an active role in promoting Secular ideals in the local community?

Then come join us at Riverside Arts Walk!

We'll be loosely following the "Ask an Atheist" format where we:

• Answer questions

• Pass out flyers 

• Give out information about secularism and our group

• Sell atheist themed t-shirts

• Chat with whomever stops by 

Let's show the world that atheists and agnostics are nice, normal, and happy people!

We're looking for volunteers of every level, if you want to come and just hang out that's fine, and if you want to engage with the public that's fine too. We’ll go over tabling basics for anyone who isn’t sure what to do.

There's lots of parking all over if you come early, and lots by the Redlands Mall after 5. Just look for our booth with the big Atheist sign. If you still can't find us call Greg at (951) Three one eight - two six two eight.


Here's a sample of some of the questions and answers we'll deal with:

Q: Don't atheists have basically empty, meaningless lives since they don't believe that there’s any higher power out there?

A: Nope. We don't think that the world is an empty, meaningless place, even though we don't think a god designed it. We think the world is a fascinating, wonderful, interesting place, and we enjoy living in it. Now, you may think that it's impossible to "really" enjoy this world without believing of God as the designer. We don't feel that way.


Q: What do you think happens to you when you die?

A: Just in case there are any misconceptions about this, most serious atheists don't believe in reincarnation or spirits any more than we believe in hell. What defines "you" is what you think and feel, and how you interact with the universe. When this interaction ceases, you're not you anymore. So you simply stop existing.


Q: How can anyone possibly be moral without believing in God?

A: Pretty much the same way that anyone else can be moral – by considering their actions, weighing the consequences and deciding whether they’re doing more harm than good to themselves and other people.


Q: What's the difference between an atheist and an agnostic?

A: Atheism is merely the absence of belief in any gods. Agnosticism is not about belief in god but about knowledge — it was coined originally to describe the position of a person who could not claim to know for sure if any gods exist or not.


Q: Is Atheism just another religion?

A: No. Religions appeal to a supernatural realm controlled in most cases by a god or gods. Atheists have no written revelations, no god or gods and do not accept the existence of a supernatural realm or a creative super-being, as no evidence demands that they do. Atheism is therefore a rational evaluation of nature, whilst religions result from imaginative guessing.


Q: Do you hate God?

A: Nope. We don't hate Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy or Darth Vader either. Remember, atheists do not believe God exists. The way we see it, hating a nonexistent being would be as great a waste of time as worshipping one.


Q: Wow, this is really cool, how can I help out?

A: By joining up with the IEAA! Check us out online at www.inlandempireatheists.com or stop by one of our upcoming meetings listed on this flyer!

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  • The_Riverside_Guy

    I'd go but I'm tired of my fellow atheists sitting around complaining about Christianity and God. I'll pass on this "meeting".

    August 3, 2014

    • Greg M.

      You don't need to come out, dude. Last month our stall in Redlands got us 5 new people to our Roy Zimmerman concert, and we let at least 30 other people know that they aren't alone in their beliefs and that there is a community for them. Those questions are

      August 4, 2014

    • Greg M.

      The questions posted are questions we revive from the public and are there to help inform. Also, if you care about this issue deeply, I welcome you to attend our monthly meeting in two weeks, and let us know about event ideas you have. We'd love your feedback and can make you an organizer if you have some ideas.

      August 4, 2014

  • The_Riverside_Guy

    I'd go but I'm tired of my fellow atheists sitting around and complaining/talking about God.

    August 3, 2014

  • mary g.

    I would love to help out. However, I work Monday-Thursday nights If you ever need help Friday, Saturday or Sunday let me know

    July 31, 2014

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