What we're about

Did you know that there are atheists everywhere?!?! You may not know it, but we are! We're in your schools, diners, police force, military, government, and some are even still in your churches! So come and join us and meet other local atheists, along with agnostics, heathens, humanists, skeptics, and anyone else who's 'hell bound'!

Vision: a Central Ohio that accepts atheism as a viable alternative in all areas of public and private life.

Mission: grow, support, and provide community for atheists in Central Ohio.

Social meetings held most Tuesdays at a local pub/restaurant at 7:00 PM (and often into the wee hours). Attendees call themselves agnostics, skeptics, humanists, non-theists, deists or even theists. All attendees are welcome but should support our vision.

Atheists of Columbus (AoC) is part of Omnipresent Atheists (OA). AoC members are invited to join this OA meetup and/or OA Facebook group ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/omnipresentatheists/ ) but are free to continue conversations on the AoC Facebook group ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/columbusatheists/ ). AoC was founded in 2012 as a networking, social group for Central Ohio area humanists, skeptics, atheists, agnostics, nonbelievers, freethinkers, and the curious. It was a member of Columbus CoR and held weekly meetings, mostly on Fridays, for several years but then operated as an online only group for some time. In November 2018, Omnipresent Atheists (OA), a group that routinely meets on Tuesdays, invited AoC to merge.

Omnipresent Atheists is a member of the Columbus Coalition of Reason (ColumbusCoR.org). Omnipresent Atheists is a member of the Columbus Coalition of Reason ( http://www.ColumbusCoR.org ). Omnipresent Atheists endorses the mission of the Secular Coalition for America ( http://secular.org ).

Upcoming events (5+)

Omnipresent Atheists Weekly Meetup & Standing Committee Meeting (5th Tues)

Marshall's Restaurant and Bar

• What we'll do Four times/year the OA Standing Committee meets for about an hour (or less). Although only committee members can vote at these, any OA member may attend and ask questions. We are always interested in new volunteers and decide role assignments at committee meetings. • Important to know You are responsible for your own meal/drinks. Those not wanting to participate with the committee may also socialize at another table and all can socialize together following adjournment. COTA bus #31 comes to stop #2942 near front door.

Columbus CoR 6th Annual Day of Reason Event

The Oracle

The National Day of Reason event is the Atheist response to the National Day of Prayer, which is Saturday May 4th. Please join us again to meet and mingle with Atheists from all the area as represented by the Columbus Coalition of Reason groups: Omnipresent Atheists (OA), Central Ohio United Non-Theists (COUNT), Humanist Community of Central Ohio, UU Atheists/Skeptics/Humanists, Recovery From Religion, Secular Student Alliance at OSU, and Atheist Membership for Equitable Nominations (AMEN). The event starts at 3 PM at The Oracle Bar in Old Town East. Pizza will be provided. Donations accepted. Feel free to bring a dessert, a side dish or fruit if you wish. The event is open to the public, and "membership" in these specific organizations is not necessary, so invite your friends. Headlining the event will be Frank Zindler, the grandfather of Columbus area atheists. Frank will be speaking for 10 minutes as a prelude to a longer presentation in celebration of his birthday on Sat May 25th. Frank will be available to discuss his long and impressive atheist career with anyone interested. A former professor of biology and geology (SUNY system) for twenty years, Frank was a close associate of Madalyn Murray O'Hair. A member of the governing board of American Atheists since the early 80s, he served as interim president of the organization in 2008. After the murder of O'Hair and her family in 1995, he has served as editor of American Atheist Press. Frank is a veteran of over 400 commercial radio and TV talk shows and debates and is widely recognized as one of the most effective debaters defending state-church separation, evolution education, abortion, and equality. Forced to end a twenty-year career in education when he joined Madalyn Murray O'Hair in a lawsuit to remove religious mottoes from US currency, he has worked for 36 years as a linguist and analyst of chemical research documents for a learned society in Ohio. Donations may be made in person at the event. For questions or to volunteer contact Pete Johnson, [masked]

Omnipresent Atheists Weekly Meetup (1st Tues)

Marshall's Restaurant and Bar

Marshall's Restaurant & Bar is in Grandview Heights. You are responsible for your own meal/drinks. We usually don't have any agenda other than eat, drink and talk. :) COTA bus #31 comes to stop #2942 near front door.

Omnipresent Atheists Weekly Meetup (2nd Tues)

Marshall's Restaurant and Bar

Marshall's Restaurant & Bar is in Grandview Heights. You are responsible for your own meal/drinks. We usually don't have any agenda other than eat, drink and talk. :) COTA bus #31 comes to stop #2942 near front door.

Past events (696)

Omnipresent Atheists Weekly Meetup (4th Tues)

Marshall's Restaurant and Bar

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