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**************************************************************** The American Atheist Symbol **************************************************************** An international symbol for Atheism has long been needed, and when American Atheists was first formed, in 1963, a contemporary scientific symbol was chosen, thus acknowledging that only through the use of scientific analysis can humankind reach out for a better life. Recognizing the new atomic era, but emphasizing the truths of older scientific findings, the atomic whirl was chosen. The atom is still the basic distinguishing unit of all matter, the smallest particle of an element that can exist and still retain the properties of that element. American Atheists chose the two-electron orbital symbol of helium. Helium, a product of hydrogen fusion, is present in the sun's atmosphere. One of the symbolic whirls, however, is shown in the symbol as open-ended, or broken, to show that although Atheists rely on the scientific method for increase of knowledge, they know that all of the answers are not ``in'' as yet. That open whirl forms an A to represent Atheism, and the smaller letter in the center represents the first letter of any country in which an affiliated group is located. Ours signifies American Atheists. For more information on American Atheists, write: American Atheist GHQ P.O. Box 140195 Austin, TX 78714-0195 Copyright American Atheist Press. All rights reserved. Printed copies of this pamphlet can be obtained from: American Atheist Press P. O. Box 140195, Austin, Texas 78714-0195. Stock #8715. Please refer to current catalog and price list for pricing and availability. *********************************************************************** * * * American Atheists website: http://www.atheists.org * * PO Box 140195 FTP: ftp://ftp.atheists.org * * Austin, TX 78714-0195 * * Voice: (512) 458-1244 Dial-THE-ATHEIST: * * FAX: (512) 467-9525 (512) 458-5731 * * * * Atheist Viewpoint TV: avtv@atheists.org * * Info on American Atheists: info@atheists.org, * * & American Atheist Press include your name and mailing address * * AANEWS -Free subscription: aanews-request@listserv.atheists.org * * and put "info aanews" in message body * * * * This text may be freely downloaded, reprinted, and/other * * otherwise redistributed, provided appropriate point of * * origin credit is given to American Atheists. * * * ***********************************************************************

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