About Us

Auraria Campus Atheists is an affiliate of  The Center for Inquiry (CFI)Secular Student Alliance and  American Atheists which are not-for-profit  organizations uniting freethinking, skeptic, secularist, atheist/agnostic, humanist students and student organizations. We operate on the Auraria Campus grounds and are soon to be recognized by not only Metropolitan State College of Denver, but Community College of Denver and University of Colorado Denver as well.

Our purposes are:

  • To encourage freedom from superstition, irrationalism, and dogma
  • To further the acceptance and application of science, reason, and critical thinking in all areas of human endeavor
  • Advancing the public understanding and appreciation of science
  • To challenge misrepresentations of non-religious convictions and lifestyles
  • To create a campus community for freethinkers and skeptics
  • To counter all forms of religious political extremism
  • To defend religious freedom, promote freedom of thought and inquiry concerning religious beliefs, creeds, dogmas, tenets, rituals, and practices, and, to advocate, labor for, and promote in all lawful ways the complete and absolute separation of state and church
  • To defend individual freedoms and civil liberties for all persons, regardless of race, sex, gender, class, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability and Fighting racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, and heterosexism
  • To unite freethinkers, skeptics, and humanists and consolidate campus resources to engage in such social, educational, legal, and cultural activity as will be useful and beneficial to the members of Metro State Atheists and to society as a whole
  • Exposing pseudoscience
  • Investigating claims of the paranormal
  • Safeguarding the freedom of expression and opposing censorship
  • Defending academic freedom
  • Challenging academic fads and orthodoxy
  • Debating the philosophy of science, skepticism, and theism
  • Exploring secular and humanist ethics
  • 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 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;

We are also affiliated with the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and COCORE.

We are also a member of College Atheists of Colorado.

Last edited by: Patrick on 23 April 2011

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