WHAT IS AN “ATHEIST”?
An atheist is a person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods. Simply put, an atheist does not believe in the supernatural. However, as active members in society, we do believe that we have a responsibility to improve the lives of others and strive to build an active and supportive community regardless of one’s belief or lack of.
WHO ARE THE OKLAHOMA ATHEISTS?
The Oklahoma Atheists (AOK) is a non-profit American organization founded in 1999 to establish a community of atheists, freethinkers, and other non-religious people living in Oklahoma City and throughout the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area. The organization is a local affiliate of the democratic society Atheist Alliance International (AAI) and therefore has ratified formal by-laws and holds elections for officers annually.
WHAT IS OUR MISSION?
The mission of the Oklahoma Atheists (AOK) is to develop a community of individuals and families who value and promote critical thinking, free-thought, reason and a scientific worldview. We oppose the blind acceptance of faith and dogma. We also seek to have a positive effect on the community at large through fellowship, ethical and rational discussion, community service, and education.
Further, we work in coalition with like-minded organizations where joint action is needed to achieve these goals. This organization shall operate in an open, transparent, democratic manner, without discrimination as to gender, race, age, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, nationality, disability, or political affiliation.
WHAT ARE OUR CORE VALUES?
We host an event nearly every day, including dinners, game nights, fitness outings, support groups, and holiday parties.
We maintain a monthly lecture series where members or invited experts share knowledge on a wide variety of topics.
Many of our members enjoy helping others, so we organize regular volunteering events such as helping out at the local food bank.
We strongly believe in concepts such as the separation of church and state, and we do our part to protect these rights for everyone.
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF AOK?
Would you like to become a member of AOK? Please join our free Meetup group and apply for membership www.Meetup.com/OklahomaAtheists. Please fill out the “New Member” application online. A representative of AOK will contact you. Privacy for all members is important.