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"Atheists Invade Denver" : July 2012

In July 2012, the Boulder Atheists and other members of the Colorado Coalition of Reason (COCORE) posted the following billboard in downtown Denver announcing the Atheist Alliance of America 2012 National Convention which will be held in Denver during Labor Day weekend:

Atheists Invade Denver

This billboard parodies the suspicion many people have toward the individuals who describe themselves as atheists. It also parodies the environment of fear that increasingly dominates the social and political dialog in the United States: the fear of the unknown, the fear of differences, the fear of upheaval and disruption of social order, the fear that the World is ending. The billboard is also a way of letting interested individuals know about an event where they can hear more about secularism, humatistic values, and atheist groups. The Convention runs from August 30 to September 3, 2012 and will include speakers, discussion panels, and entertainment. Find out more at the Atheist Alliance of America website where you can also register to attend this 3-and-a-half-day event.

"God is an Imaginary Friend" : January - February 2012

There you were, driving or walking along, and you saw this billboard:

God is an imaginary friend

and wondered what it was all about.

Welcome to the Boulder Atheists website. We are atheists and believe in separation of church and state. We don't believe in gods or devils or heaven or hell. However, we also believe that people have the right to practice their faith.

One of the reasons we put the billboard up is that we are concerned when religious people feel they have not only the right, but the obligation, to force their religious views on others. Examples are proselytizing in the military, educational systems, and government. Another example is the attacks by religious people on gays, lesbians, and abortion providers.

The sign was created by the Boulder Atheists. We've been around since 2001 and do what we can to support separation of church and state. The Colorado Coalition Of Reason (COCORE) is an umbrella group consisting of 17 secular groups and Boulder Atheists is one of those groups.

If you agree with the sentiments of the sign and live in Colorado, there is probably a secular organization near you. You can find them by going to the links page on this website. You will be surprised how much we do, both as activists and in the social arena. Most of the COCORE groups have monthly meetings, book discussions, lunches, and social activities. The Atheist Alliance of America will be having their national convention in Denver in 2012.

If you disagree with the sentiments of the sign, please don't be offended. We are more interested in opening a dialogue than upsetting you. We don't ask you to stop believing in your version of a super-natural being. We do ask that you consider not forcing your religious views on others.

No matter what your feelings are, we'd love to hear from you. Send an e-mail to


Media Contact: Marvin Straus, 303-494-4926, 303-579-0085 cell, moc.q@3erococ

We hope you have a great 2012!

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