Who is this site for?
How much does it cost?
What is Secularism?
What have you got against religion?
Do you discriminate against spirituality?
What’s the big deal if someone promotes their religion?
How does the directory work?
Is my information protected?
How do I know service provider is qualified to help me?
What if I can’t find anyone in my area?
Do you track me so other sites can send me ads?
I love what you’re doing here; how can I support your work?
Other questions?

Who is this site for?

This directory serves people who identify as some flavor of secularist. Whether you call yourself a Freethinker, Humanist, Atheist, Agnostic, Skeptic, Apatheist, or just not late to supper, you can expect the businesses listed here to be run by either a secularist or someone who attests to be knowledgeable and friendly about secular values, beliefs, and approach to life.

If you work with someone listed in the directory, and believe they have not lived up to this, we want to know about it: contact us.

How much does it cost?

This is a free-to-use site. We welcome donations to defray the expenses of hosting and managing the site.

What is Secularism?

Secularists tend to place high value on approaching life from a stance of rational ethics and critical thought. There are many flavors of secular thought, just as with any other philosophy or system that provides guidance in living a good life.

Some secularists are also religious, but key to the secular worldview is that religious ideas don’t have a special, higher status than other ideas not supported by evidence, and should not, for instance, serve as a basis for legislation or be taught in public schools.

What have you got against religion?

Nothing.

We can’t speak for everyone who might consider themselves secular — some do have a beef with religion, and may feel that they’ve been harmed by it. Speaking for ourselves, we have no problem with religion or persons of faith. We, and many others, simply don’t want other people’s religion forced upon us. Especially by people we’re paying for services. If people want to proselytize, they can do it on their own dime.

Do you discriminate against spirituality?

Absolutely not! Everyone has an inalienable right to find the perspectives, values, and beliefs that best serve them in their own life. We feel equally strongly that people have a right to speak out for what they believe. However, people should be able to decide for themselves (and on behalf of their children) whether and when to participate in such discussions.

The people who are listed here — we don’t ask what they believe. We only ask for assurances about how they’ll behave toward their clients.

What’s the big deal if someone promotes their religion?

Depending on your audience and setting, it might be fitting and appropriate. It’s equally valid to receive services and consultations of a private or sensitive nature congruent with one’s own worldview.

Some persons of faith seem to be under the impression that if only people would listen to the message, they would see the light. If the message is Christianity of any stripe, believe me that adults have heard the message, again and again and again. If it didn’t take the first thousand times, and it’s not going to take this time.

As for children, it’s an active evil if someone proselytizes to them in defiance of their parents’ wishes. Just as you would like to raise your children as you see fit, so do we have a right to protect ours from a message we feel is false and which they aren’t mature enough to resist.

How does the directory work?

Visitors can search the directory for providers of needed/desired services. If you see someone you may want to work with, use the contact form on this site, or the contact info they provide, to get in touch.

Service providers can apply for a listing. If accepted, they can edit (or delete) it anytime. As a courtesy, we send reminders (1-2 times per year) to update listings. We may also send information related to their listing or the directory up to 4 times per year.

In addition to the directory, there’s also a great Resources page with links to various secular and secular-friendly organizations. We’ll also be publishing articles on topics related to our mission; outside contributors are welcome!

Is my information protected?

See also our Privacy Policy for more details.

Visitors, and potential clients/customers/patients:

We don’t retain any information about users who don’t create an account. You have the same general privacy and confidentiality as other website that don’t require a login. We don’t store or share information you enter in the search screen or that you send to service providers using the contact form on the provider’s listing.

We can’t control what the service providers might do with information you send them. We only list information about them. You’ll need to inquire of them, if this is a concern.

Service providers:

If you apply to have a listing on this site and are accepted, you will need to post some information about yourself and your business. Should the community you live and work in cause concerns about being “out” as a secular-friendly professional, you can use an alias business name and address to protect your identity (somewhere near your actual location, of course, so that potential clients can find your listing). If you further have an anonymous email to respond to inquiries received through the contact form we provide, you can do some screening, however, at some point, you will need to reveal your identity to work with people.

You’re responsible for assessing your risk and choosing whether it makes sense for you to have a listing in this directory, and how much information to provide about yourself.

You’ll need to keep a valid email on record to maintain your listing. We won’t release that information to anyone. We use what we consider to be a reasonable degree of security and encryption.

How do I know a service provider is qualified to help me?

We only list the information these businesses tell us about themselves, and don’t verify its accuracy. Use the same degree of care you would in evaluating a provider you found through a web search or Yellow Pages. Determine what’s important to you in obtaining the service, and ask relevant questions of service providers. Find out what their credentials are, request referrals/testimonials or other indications of competency and trustworthiness. Make sure you fully understand their fees and business policies.

What if I can’t find anyone in my area?

If appropriate for your situation, you can search for services offered online. Otherwise check out our Resources page and contact local organizations for referrals. There’s also searching the Internet or asking for word-of-mouth recommendations. If you find someone not already listed here, ask them to apply for a listing to benefit other secularists in your area.

Do you track me so other sites can send me ads?

No. We don’t allow any tracking cookies or take any advertising (apart from the business listings, which contain no active content, only text). You won’t start seeing related ads in Facebook or elsewhere because of a visit to this site.

P.S. If you’re annoyed by ads on Facebook, get Fluff Busting Purity. (We’re fans, no vested interest.)

I love what you’re doing here; how can I support your work?

Thank you. Please see ways to support our mission here.

Other questions?

Contact us.