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.


Atheists at Java's: Cold Weather Edition - February 22nd

The Capital Region Atheists and Agnostics are planning a get-together Tuesday, February 22nd. Organizer Deb says: read more>>>

We need this..... Bring on some heat to drive the cold winter away with camaraderie and coffee at Professor Javas.

CDHS Presents: Global Warming Isn't Going Away - February 13th

This month, the Capital District Humanist Society invites you to a free, open to the public presentation by Dr. Taury Smith, Acting State Geologist, Oil & Gas Geologist, and Curator of Subsurface Geological Collections at the NY State Museum.

Dr Smith will present both a scientific case for human-caused global warming and the way the issue is currently being handled in the media. read more>>>

Endless Winter Pub Night - February 10th

The Capital Region Atheists and Agnostics are holding a pub gathering on Thursday, February 10th. Organizer Risa says: read more>>>

This winter may seem endless, but we can find a warm spot in the good company of our fellow non-believers! Join us for a drink, dinner, and great conversation at Brown's in Troy!”

Food Bank Volunteering

One of our local rationalists, Andy Badera, has organized an effort to volunteer at the Regional Food Bank of NE-NY on Sunday, February 13th. read more>>>

Book Discussion and Community Luncheon - January 23rd - Updated!

January 23rd is shaping up to be an exciting day for our community! It is now the home of not one, but two different events. The first is a joint luncheon between the Capital District Humanist Society and the Capital Region Atheists & Agnostics. read more>>>

Atheist's Chinese/Winter Solstice Dinner...Come on out!!!

The Capital Region Atheists and Agnostics Meetup Group is planning a get-together on Friday, December 24th at the Gold Coin Restaurant in Albany. Organizer Deb says: read more>>>

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