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Where can atheists go for the same level of companionship and support that churches, temples, and other houses of worship all readily provide for their members?

Now there's a place. The Atheist Abbey is a community for us to gather and give each other warmth and caring. A place to make new friends. A place to share our troubles and get hugs in return.

If you ever wished you had access to the warmth and support of a church but felt out of place in a god-centered environment, our arms are open here.

Pastafarians welcome!

(Note: The Atheist Abbey is an unincorporated, non-prophet organization.)

Upcoming events (4)

Rational Happiness

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We're all looking for ways to be happier. For atheists, an approach to happiness based on reason is particularly appealing. Rational Happiness is a method to help you take a practical, realistic view of events, all while reducing stress and boosting your mood! Join us as Athie Nicholas Santascoy leads the bi-monthly Rational Happiness Group. Each person in the group will: • Describe a mildly upsetting event in a simple, objective fashion. • Identify the exaggerated self-talk that contributed to your discomfort. • Write out new ways of thinking that still fit the evidence, but promote more positive emotions. ✫´¯`✫´¯`✫´¯`✫´¯`✫ Schedule: 3:00–3:30 Newcomer orientation 3:30–5:00 Main session Focus for June 7: SELF-CONFIDENCE

Keeping in touch on Zoom

Online event

I invite you to join us as we Zoom away the gloom in our online conference room! Welcome to our new meeting venue. For the near future, we'll be getting together twice a month via Zoom, an online platform for virtual meetings. These meetings will happen at 2 pm on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. The schedule for each one is as follows: 2:00 – We start congregating in our Zoom conference room. See "Meeting Information" below. 2:15 – We divide up into smaller breakout rooms (akin to the smaller tables at Il Fornaio). A suggested topic for discussion is below. 3:00-3:15 – We all return to the main room to share what went on. SUGGESTED TOPIC FOR JUNE 13: When do you feel the need to stay in the Atheist Closet? When do you feel it's safe to come out? •°*”˜˜”*°•.¸ ¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸ ¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸ ¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸ MEETING INFORMATION Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3216549887 Meeting ID:[masked] For those who've used Zoom before, this will be a piece of cake. (Oh, great, now I'm hungry.) If you haven't used Zoom before, please read through all the steps before starting. (1) Click on the link you see after you RSVP. (It's the same as the link above.) (2) You may get some questions about "notifications." It's your choice how you answer. (3) Of course we'd love to see you, but if the lockdown is giving you a bad hair day (bad hair month??), you can choose audio only. If you get a question about your audio, please choose "Internet audio." (4) At anytime during the call, tap the screen to see other things you can do. (For example, you can send a private chat message to someone, you can raise your hand to speak, etc.) As always, if you're having any kind of difficulty during this crisis, feel free to reach out to me at [masked].

Rational Happiness

Online event

We're all looking for ways to be happier. For atheists, an approach to happiness based on reason is particularly appealing. Rational Happiness is a method to help you take a practical, realistic view of events, all while reducing stress and boosting your mood! Join us as Athie Nicholas Santascoy leads the bi-monthly Rational Happiness Group. Each person in the group will: • Describe a mildly upsetting event in a simple, objective fashion. • Identify the exaggerated self-talk that contributed to your discomfort. • Write out new ways of thinking that still fit the evidence, but promote more positive emotions. ✫´¯`✫´¯`✫´¯`✫´¯`✫ Schedule: 3:00–3:30 Newcomer orientation 3:30–5:00 Main session Focus for June 21: TBA

Keeping in touch on Zoom

Online event

I invite you to join us as we Zoom away the gloom in our online conference room! Welcome to our new meeting venue. For the near future, we'll be getting together twice a month via Zoom, an online platform for virtual meetings. These meetings will happen at 2 pm on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. The schedule for each one is as follows: 2:00 – We start congregating in our Zoom conference room. See "Meeting Information" below. 2:15 – We divide up into smaller breakout rooms (akin to the smaller tables at Il Fornaio). A suggested topic for discussion is below. 3:00-3:15 – We all return to the main room to share what went on. SUGGESTED TOPIC FOR JUNE 27: TBA •°*”˜˜”*°•.¸ ¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸ ¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸ ¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸ MEETING INFORMATION Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3216549887 Meeting ID:[masked] For those who've used Zoom before, this will be a piece of cake. (Oh, great, now I'm hungry.) If you haven't used Zoom before, please read through all the steps before starting. (1) Click on the link you see after you RSVP. (It's the same as the link above.) (2) You may get some questions about "notifications." It's your choice how you answer. (3) Of course we'd love to see you, but if the lockdown is giving you a bad hair day (bad hair month??), you can choose audio only. If you get a question about your audio, please choose "Internet audio." (4) At anytime during the call, tap the screen to see other things you can do. (For example, you can send a private chat message to someone, you can raise your hand to speak, etc.) As always, if you're having any kind of difficulty during this crisis, feel free to reach out to me at [masked].

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Rational Happiness

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