President // Founder
CW Brown is the CEO and Founder of the Philosophical Atheism and Thinking Rationally online communities that were both founded in 2013. At the beginning of 2017 he began his relationship with Atheist Alliance of America as their Executive and Social Media Director due to his passion for their mutual cause. He furthered his commitment to the secular communities of the world by partnering with Mark W. Gura to help bring about a reformation of the fourth largest religion in the world, Buddhism. They both hope to shed light upon its important secular qualities whilst pointing out its supernatural flaws (find our more about this at mindfulnessmeditationassociation.org). He resides in Vermont and has been an atheist, humanist, and freethinking activist for over four years. Previously, he was a Christian for 17 years and, from his many valuable personal experiences, he brings about these episodes with others in a manner that is helpful in their journey towards reason. He holds an A.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Liberty University. He very strongly believes in putting human rights above those of age old mythologies. He enjoys playing music (piano and guitar), reading and writing (music and articles), and building a consistently reformed mind by consistently pondering the phrase “Question Before You Believe.”
Mark W Gura
Mark W. Gura is the president of the Atheist Alliance of America and the host of the Richard Dawkins Award. He is also the president of the nonprofit Association of Mindfulness Meditation and Secular Buddhism (AMMSB.org).
Mark has over 20 years’ experience in practicing mindfulness meditation/Vipassana which he learned from the late S.N. Goenka in India. He is the author of the books, Atheist Meditation and also of Exploring Your Life. He co-founded and hosts the iSecularBuddhist.com podcast with Bobby Cary and CW Brown.
Mark seeks to eliminate dogma and indoctrination by empowering individuals to learn evidence-based meditation techniques and to encourage science, reason and critical thinking. He is inspired by travel and exploration, and throughout his life, he has lived abroad and explored more than 80 countries.
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He is formerly an Ultra-Orthodox Jew from Brooklyn, NY. Turned atheist at age 23, Steve is passionate about educating the world about the dangers of religion. He loves showing others the beauty of science and philosophy as a much better and safer alternative.
Philosophical Atheism Blog Director // Atheist Alliance of America Talent Relations Director
A former academic recruiter and relations expert with The Great Courses, Daniel has spent years interviewing, assessing, and working with academics in a variety of fields, including notables like Bart Ehrman, William Lane Craig, and David Kyle Johnson.
At one time a conservative Christian devoted to apologetics and arguments for God’s existence, Daniel worked through a series of college degrees that led him to reject Christianity and religious faith and to embrace philosophical atheism.
With three B.A. degrees in the fields of History, Philosophy, and Biblical Studies, Daniel’s main interests lie at the intersection of all three, especially as they pertain to understanding and testing models of reality against the backdrop of expert judgment in the academic disciplines.
Daniel is now a key contributor to Atheist Alliance of America, founder of the talent relations committee, and administrator and blog contributor to AAoA’s Philosophical Atheism division.
“I want to learn to more and more to see as beautiful what’s necessary in things, then I’ll be one of those who make things beautiful.”