Which is it, is man one of God’s blunders or is God one of man’s?
We have seven objectives
The Atheists In Kenya Society has seven objectives
To promote and practice the open, rational and scientific examination of the universe and our place in it
We believe the scientific method, though imperfect, is still the most reliable way of understanding the world. Hence, we look to the natural, biological, social, and behavioral sciences for knowledge of the universe and man’s place within it. Modern astronomy and physics have opened up exciting new dimensions of the universe: they have enabled humankind to explore the universe by means of space travel. Biology and the social and behavioral sciences have expanded our understanding of human behavior. We are thus opposed in principle to any efforts to censor or limit scientific research without an overriding reason to do so. While we are aware of, and oppose, the abuses of misapplied technology and its possible harmful consequences for the natural ecology of the human environment, we urge resistance to unthinking efforts to limit technological or scientific advances. We appreciate the great benefits that science and technology (especially basic and applied research) can bring to humankind, but we also recognize the need to balance scientific and technological advances with cultural explorations in art, music, and literature.
To advocate that ethics and morality be meaningfully based on rational and humanistic ideals and values
We believe that human beings are capable of being ethical and moral without religion or God, The origins of morality lie inside human beings. We believe that morality is a product of our biological and cultural evolution. Morality begins with biology, and specifically with the instincts we have evolved over eons to aid in our survival and reproduction. We, like many other animals, are social creatures, and, like so many prairie dogs, we are attuned to the emotions and behaviors of our fellow humans. Complex animal societies are most successful if members minimise harms caused to one another and if collaboration occurs. In order to promote this, a moral structure inevitably develops. Hence, morality has evolved in humans and in many other species. The attitudes which people have towards other humans and individuals of other species are greatly affected by this biologically based morality.
To promote skeptical inquiry
We promote skeptical inquiry, critical thinking and the use of reason in examining important issues. We encourage the critical investigation of controversial or extraordinary claims from a responsible, scientific point of view and disseminates factual information about the results of such inquiries to the wider community, the media, and the public.
To provide a community for atheists
Humanists, atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, or other nontheists have a home with AIK. AIK provides a unique service in building a community for atheists and humanists in Kenya. Whether you are a registered member of AIK or just looking for information, we are here to help.
To organize activities such us forums for discussion, guest speakers and debates
Our online atheist forum provides a lively place for debate, support, and conversation. We encourage discussion about any and all topics as long as it abides by our forum guidelines. You can ask questions, request input, present a challenging topic for debate or share an idea. We hope you will join our existing and growing community of atheists. Our forum is also a great place to chat, make new friends and even share ideas with the Atheists In Kenya team.
To foster public acceptance of atheists in Kenya
We want to foster the public acceptance of atheists in Kenya. Atheism in Kenyan is frowned upon by the general public. Atheists are considered to be devil worshippers who are immoral. We would want this perception to change.
To engage in social issues affecting its members and the wider community
We believe that this world is the only one we have and that human problems can only be solved by humans. We are very active social reformers. Compassion and a sense of justice are not unique to religious people. We believe in democracy, open government and human rights, and support action on world poverty and the environment. We contribute to society through our work as celebrants, helping the non-religious to mark important occasions in their lives in humanist ceremonies for baby namings, weddings, affirmations and funerals.
The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.
Benjamin FranklinFounding Father of the United States
I have examined all the known superstitions of the world, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.
Thomas JeffersonAmerican statesman
It always seems impossible until it’s done
At the Atheists In Kenya Society, we’re proud to be outspoken. We take on issues that others are afraid to touch and we don’t make compromises. To do this we need to be independent, so we refuse funding from anyone who might force us to water down our campaigns. This means the majority of our funds come from passionate and dedicated individuals. People like you. Support us with a donation or a membership subscription today and help us fight for a more equal Kenyan society.
Together, anything is possible
Most of us must learn to love people and use things rather than loving things and using people.
It is impossible to build one’s own happiness on the unhappiness of others. This perspective is at the heart of Buddhist teachings.
Joyce AtienoSocial Worker
There is no justice in the laws of nature, no term for fairness in the equations of motion. The Universe is neither evil, nor good, it simply does not care. The stars don’t care, or the Sun, or the sky. But they don’t have to! WE care! There IS light in the world, and it is US!