We are a community of local atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and skeptics. Our group exists so that we can be ourselves among friends, and enjoy a free exchange of ideas. We are concerned with the separation of church and state, and, although some of us are more activist than others, we all must be alert to instances in which religion has overstepped itself into the public arena. Religion must be kept out of the schools, out of our public offices and buildings, and off of our public grounds.
Founded in 2013 by Jean Porgal, Ocala Atheists has been renamed, since her death January 9, 2017. We are now Atheists of Mid-Florida.
Effective May 11, 2021, leadership for the group has been assumed by Lucinda McGinn, a group member and organizer of sister group Lake County Atheists. Most of our meetups since the pandemic have been online (Zoom) and for those, all members of this group are welcome to join in. I hope to schedule some in person events for the general Marion County area if there is enough interest in doing so.