"Fingunt simul creduntque."
-Sir Francis Bacon
The Boston Atheists is social group, whose members come together to consider the issues raised by atheism, religion, skepticism, and humanism. Meetings are held in pubs and restaurants where the discussion moves from current news in science, topics from the political world, philosophies of the mind and of faith, Big Ideas, Big Books, and the Questions of Ultimate Concern.
In addition to monthly meetings, the Atheists try to come together for other events in the area -- lectures, fairs, parties, etc -- which are frequently announced on the message board. Also ongoing on the board are threads where members post articles of general interest, discussions on many topics, and news about local events.
Boston Atheists is also about the promotion of a reinvigorated concept of atheism as something more than an ideology of discontents. In our organization are teachers, doctors, parents, and students, all of whom are open-minded and more interested in affirming positive ways of living rather than decrying systems of faith. Mind you, it is the case that some of our membership is rather displeased with religion, but in no way are intolerance, prejudice, or ideologies of hate supported by the Boston Atheists. It is impossible to describe with a single statement the widely varying views of all the people involved, but for all our purpose in coming together is not to stand against something, but rather to stand for something.