The Society of Reason, based in the Capital Region of New York State, believes that while superstition, religious dogma, and other irrational belief systems are dangerous tools of manipulation and power to be rejected by critical thinkers, there are inherent human needs for community and self-examination that should not be rejected along with them.
Our mission is twofold: First, to create a community for skeptics, freethinkers, atheists, naturalists, agnostics, brights, and any other adherents of critical thought; and second, to explore and refine tools for critical introspection and self-improvement that avoid entanglement in superstition and religious dogma.


Beer and Blasphemy - April Showers Edition!

The Capital Region Atheists and Agnostics are holding a pub gathering on Thursday, April 14th. Organizer Mike says:

So winter is finally, begrudgingly coming to an end. This calls for a celebration! (Like we really need a reason...) Let's meet up for food, drinks, and friendly chit-chat!

Thursday, April 14th, at 5:30 P.M.

CDHS Presents "Scott Christiansen: The Story of Fugitive Slave Charles Nalle" - April 10th

This month, the Capital District Humanist Society invites you to a free, open to the public presentation by award-winning author Scott Christianson, who will speak about and sign copies of his recently published book, Freeing Charles: The Struggle to Free a Slave on the Eve of the Civil War. read more>>>

Atheists at Javas....Welcome Spring Edition - March 31st

The Capital Region Atheists and Agnostics are planning a get-together Thursday, March 31st. Organizer Deb says: read more>>>

Spring is finally making its long awaited arrival....No reason to stay at home now!

Foundation Beyond Belief: Japan Disaster Relief

As we're sure most people know by now, Japan was devastated by an 8.9 Earthquake last week, followed by a tsunami. We avidly support efforts to bring aid to those who survived the disaster, and hope you will too. read more>>>

Pub night! Pub night! Pub night!! - March 15th...

The Capital Region Atheists and Agnostics are holding a pub gathering on Tuesday, March 15th. Organizer Risa says: read more>>>

Winter hasn't gotten the best of us yet - let's show it we're still kicking! Join your favorite like-minded free thinkers for another evening of good food, good conversation, and good times!

CDHS Presents "Mythical Albany: Photo-documenting the City’s Medieval-Style Stone Carvings" - March 13th

Gargoyles, Horrible Heads from Hell, and Fantastic Sea Creatures. These are just a few of the amazing multitude of carved images that Albany, New York harbors on its nineteenth-century buildings. In this presentation, Ruth Ann Smalley will share her slides and describe her adventures photographing the many wild and exquisitely -crafted creatures that secretly share our modern cityscape. read more>>>

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