Science and critical thinking in the Sacramento Area

Sacramento Coalition of Reason

February 10th, 2010 by strimmer · 4 Comments

The Sacramento Coalition of Reason (SacramentoCoR) has gained some local attention today with a Sacramento Bee article about the organizations ten billboards that have emerged from Rocklin to Davis, as a member organization this article also mentioned the Sacramento Area Skeptics. SacramentoCoR is an organization comprised of the agnostic, atheist, freethinker, humanist, and skeptic organizations in the Sacramento area. It is not an independent organization, rather a single source meant to promote such related groups to the general public. SacramentoCoR is doing this through it’s website, sacramento.unitedcor.org, and through its billboard campaign.

SacramentoCoR is a local chapter of the national organization, United Coalition of Reason, unitedcor.org. Its website states that:

The primary focus of United CoR is local. As such, it doesn’t compete with other national organizations, and its local work is geared toward fostering the success of existing groups, not changing their nature or adding new groups or an additional organizational level to the mix. A central goal is to help unaffiliated nontheists learn about local activities and, ideally, get involved.

The Sacramento Area Skeptics support the Coalition of Reason’s effort to promote critical thinking and reason in Sacramento, which is why we have joined other organizations in the area to make up SacramentoCoR; however, the SAS is not an atheistic organization like much of Sacramento’s CoR member organizations are.

Sacramento CoR Member Organizations

AgASA – UC Davis
FACTS – First Atheist Church of True Science
Freethinkers Atheists & Nonbelievers (FAN) meetup
HAGSA – Humanist Association of the Greater Sacramento Area
Brights Action Sacramento
Sacramento Area Skeptics
Sac City Freethinkers – Sacramento City College
Atheists and Other Freethinkers
Stockton-Area Atheists and Freethinkers

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Zeno // Feb 13, 2010 at 12:15 am

    I see that the billboard on westbound I-80 near the Yolo causeway has already been vandalized. Someone spray-painted “also lost?” after “Millions are”. I presume it was done by a Christian who forgets that destroying or damaging someone else’s property comes under the commandment against stealing. (Then again, a lot of them don’t even know what their commandments say.)

  • 2 Matt // Feb 15, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Zeno- You are right, it should not have been done. That said, I’ll pray for you.

  • 3 strimmer // Feb 18, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Picture of the vandalized billboard. http://picasaweb.google.com/sacramentocor/WasBlindButNowISee#5437456540330413538

  • 4 Amy // Jun 4, 2010 at 4:33 am

    I see that the billboard on westbound I-80 near the Yolo causeway has already been vandalized. Someone spray-painted “also lost?” after “Millions are”. I presume it was done by a Christian who forgets that destroying or damaging someone else’s property comes under the commandment against stealing. (Then again, a lot of them don’t even know what their commandments say.)

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