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By Christopher Baker on Mon Jun 03 02:16:57 1996
From: Robin Murray-o'hair
Date: 01 Jun 96 01:18:27
Subj: AAOS Echo Rules
This Echo originates from the headquarters of American Atheists,
Inc. in Austin, Texas, as a service to members and potential
members of that organization.
The opinions expressed in this Echo are those of the writers
identified in the header of each message. No other responsibility
is expressed or implied for the content of the messages in this
This Echo is Hosted and Moderated by Robin Murray-O'Hair from
American Atheist Online Services, FidoNet Node 1:382/1006, in
Austin_TX_USA. Anyone desiring a link to this Echo should contact
their local Backbone source. AAOS is available on the Fidonet
Backbone as of July 1995. This Echo is not to be Gated into any
other network without expressed permission from the Host.
This Echo provides an area for acquainting members and
prospective members with the activities of American Atheists.
Membership information will also be posted here for those who
wish to join American Atheists, Inc.
It is not a religious debate Echo (there's always HOLYSMOKE for
that.) It is for specifically for Atheists. Religious folks who
wander into this Echo by mistake will be shown the door if
they've come to preach instead of to observe.
This Echo is to be made READ-ONLY on non-Atheist BBSes to prevent
cluttering up the Echo with off-topic notices and religious
Personal attacks will not be permitted. Participants will confine
themselves to ideas and facts and avoid personality clashes or
ego wars. Private messages are not permitted. Sysops are expected
to restrict this Echo to public messages from Atheists or
prospective members and members American Atheists, Inc., only.
Real names are required. Atheists are not in the closet here.
Anyone desiring membership or more information about the
organization may write to American Atheists, Inc., P.O. Box
140195, Austin, TX, 78714-0195. Our telephone is: (512) 458-1244,
0900-1700 CT; FAX (512) 467-9525.
American Atheists also operates American Atheist Online Services
(an electronic bulletin board at: (512) 302-0223 [300-14400 bps];
(512) 302-0246 [300-14400 bps]; (512) 302-0247 [300-28800 bps].
AAOS has complete message and file system with many sources of
information and exchange. The Sysop of AAOS is Robin
1. Stimulate freedom of thought and inquiry concerning religious
dogma and practices;
2. Collect and disseminate information on all religions and their
3. Advocate and labor for the complete and absolute separation of
church and State;
4. Advocate and labor for a thoroughly secular system of education
available to all;
5. Encourage development and acceptance of a human ethical system
stressing the responsibility of individuals to society;
6. Develop and propagate a social philosophy in which man/woman is
the central figure who alone must be the strength of humanity;
7. Promote the study of arts and sciences for the enrichment of
8. Inform and solicit new members into the organization.
"Atheism may be defined as the mental attitude which unreservedly
accepts the supremacy of reason and aims at establishing a
life-style an ethical outlook verifiable by experience and the
scientific method, independent of all arbitrary assumptions and
creeds." American Atheists, Inc.
The file list of AAOS is available for file-request as FILES
anytime except Zone 1 ZMH.
American Atheists Online Services welcomes you.
Host and Moderator
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