I'm a young atheist; not very active, but I do a decent amount of reading and podcast-listening. I'm very interested in science, critical thinking, building humanist community, and learning about all kinds of things.
Greta Christina is an atheist writer and blogger. She is author of "Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless," and creator of Greta Christina's Blog, http://freethoughtblogs.com/greta/
I'm not in the Bay Area (I'm over in Lodi), but I make it to S.F. often enough to want to be a part of the group. And if my occasional trips coincide with a meeting, then I'd love to stop in and meet some like-minded people.
Atheism is the application of critical thinking to all of one’s views. It values evidence and rejects bias. Religion glorifies retaining beliefs despite the evidence. It is about tribalism, pecking orders, and the unconditional loyalty to authority.