What we’re about
Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Atheists!
The mission of the Rocky Mountain Atheists (RMA) is to be a safe and supportive secular community dedicated to serving society; to support those who have been marginalized or traumatized as a result of faith-based beliefs; and to provide and promote evidence-based learning opportunities.
RMA is so much more than a Meetup group! We typically host about 10 events per month, most of them free. Our activities include social gatherings, peer support, community service, and educational activities. If you would like to learn more about our organization, please visit us at www.rockymountainatheists.ca
A note about respectful behaviour:
We are an inclusive community of atheists, humanists, skeptics and secular freethinkers who welcome people of all backgrounds and identities.
We won't all agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for disrespectful behavior. Disagreements should be resolved in a constructive manner and without personal attacks. Challenge ideas not people. Do not insult or put down other participants. Harassment and other exclusionary behavior aren’t acceptable.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- RMA Coffee Chat - ONLINELink visible for attendees
RMA Coffee Chat is an enjoyable, unstructured, afternoon conversation. Anyone can introduce an idea or ask a question and the group will jump in and discuss it. You never know where the conversation will go but it is always interesting and sometimes even educational. Join us and add your two-cents-worth.
- RMA Book Club - ONLINELink visible for attendees
Interested in joining Book Club? We meet once a month on the second Thursday of the month. Everyone will have a chance to share their impression of the book followed by an open discussion. However, everyone is welcome to the meeting, regardless of whether they have read the book. This month, the Book Club will be discussing the book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, by Max Tegmark.
The RMA Book Club is very democratic about choosing books. We choose books for roughly a year. When we are close to the end of a list, members recommend as many books as they wish. Then all members vote on the books and the top twelve win and go on the list for the upcoming year. Below is a list of the upcoming books.
Jan 11, 2024: Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America, by John McWhorter
Feb 8, 2024: Stolen Focus, by Johann Hari
Mar 14, 2024: A Grain of Salt, The Science and Pseudoscience of What We Eat, by Joe Schwarcz
Apr 11, 2024: Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior, by Leonard Mlodinow
May 9, 2024: Best Things First: The 12 most efficient solutions for the world’s poorest and our global SDG promises, by Bjorn Lomborg
June 13, 2024: How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence, by Michael Pollan
July 11, 2024: Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization, by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Aug 8, 2024: The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff
Sep 12, 2024: Preparing for War: The Extremist History of White Christian Nationalism, by Bradley Onishi
Oct 10, 2024: The Petroleum Papers: Inside the Far-Right Conspiracy to Cover Up Climate Change, by Geoff Dembicki
Nov 14, 2024:Your Brain, Explained: What Neuroscience Reveals About Your Brain and its Quirks, by Marc Dingman, PhD
- RMA Monthly Board MeetingCentral Library, Calgary, AB
The Board of the Rocky Mountain Atheists meets once a month on the third Sunday. All are welcome* to join in our discussions as we work to grow RMA into a thriving and caring community.
We meet in room 2-05A at the Central Library, 800 3 St SE.
*Please note, only board members are permitted to vote.
- Life Without ReligionNeeds location
This event is a hybrid but it is not possible to indicate this on Meetup.
Life Without Religion is a peer support group created for individuals who experience difficulty in their lives due to leaving a religion or serious conflicts caused by religious influences. Due to the nature of the group, an interview with the group leader or another representative of the group is necessary before joining. It is imperative that group membership remain anonymous. An individual is certainly welcome to acknowledge one’s own involvement in this group, but never should they divulge the names or contact information of other members. The group meets twice per month in a private setting. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Lois at email@example.com.
There is no need to RSVP on Meetup if you don't want your name associated with this event