To stimulate and promote freedom of thought and inquiry concerning religious beliefs, creeds, dogmas, tenets, rituals, and practices.
To collect and disseminate information, data, and literature on all religions and promote a more thorough understanding of them, their origins, and their histories.
To advocate, labor for, and promote in all lawful ways the complete and absolute separation of state and church.
To advocate, labor for, and promote in all lawful ways the establishment and maintenance of a thoroughly secular system of education available to all.
To encourage the development and public acceptance of a humane ethical system stressing the mutual sympathy, understanding, and interdependence of all people and the corresponding responsibility of each individual in relation to society.
To develop and propagate a social philosophy in which humankind is central and must itself be the source of strength, progress, and ideals for the well-being and happiness of humanity.
To promote the study of the arts and sciences and of all problems affecting the maintenance, perpetuation, and enrichment of human (and other) life; To engage in such social, educational, legal, and cultural activity as will be useful and beneficial to the members of Southern Virginia Atheists and to society as a whole.
* NOTE: First & last name and a clear, recognizable photo are requirements to join Southern Virginia Atheists.