Wikipedia:WikiProject Atheism

WikiProject Atheism aims primarily to organize, neutrally develop, and improve the series of articles on atheism in accordance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. This page and its sub-pages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.

For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject and Wikipedia:WikiProject/Best practices.


We will strive to improve all Atheism-related articles to Featured Article status, while still retaining a neutral point of view. We will also help prevent religion-based censorship throughout Wikipedia. All editors are welcome to participate, regardless of one's beliefs or disbeliefs. You do not have to identify as an atheist to participate in this WikiProject.


See Wikipedia:WikiProject Atheism/Participants

To do:Edit

Please feel free to change the "to-do list" accordingly, keeping with the format. The list is here so we can make up-to-date changes.

Recognized contentEdit

Featured articlesEdit

Good articlesEdit


  • Find and cite reputable sources for all atheism-related articles.
  • Organize and expand the to-do list, perhaps with ideas from Wikipedia:Maintenance.
  • Create more efficient and better-looking infoboxes, userboxes, and other templates.
  • Help with any edit on list of atheism-related articles below.
  • Help in assessing the project's articles is requested at Wikipedia:WikiProject Atheism/Assessment.

Article-specific tasksEdit

Adopt an articleEdit

Similar to the Collaboration of the week, but on a smaller scale, you might want to "adopt" an article. This would involve doing the research, writing, and picture-taking (if possible) for either a non-existent article or a stub. Of course, everyone else can still edit an adopted article, and you can work on other things too, but the idea is to find a focus for a while, to try and build up the number of quality articles the Project has produced.

This month's article (October 2006): Criticism of atheism

Previous articles:

Cleanup listingEdit

Categories and listsEdit

Help with editing articlesEdit



Code Result
WikiProject Atheism (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject iconWikiProject Atheism is part of WikiProject Atheism, which aims to organize, expand, clean up and guide Wikipedia articles relating to atheism. If you would like to participate, you can edit this article and visit the project page.
Project This article has been rated as Project-Class on the project's quality scale.
For more information and how you can help, click the [Show] link opposite:
If you would like to participate, you can edit this article and visit the project page.
To do

Join WikiProject atheism and be bold.

Be consistent

  • Use a "standard" layout for atheism-related articles (see layout style, "The perfect article" and Featured articles).
  • Add Atheism info box to all atheism related talk pages (use {{WikiProject Atheism}} or see info box)
  • Ensure atheism-related articles are members of Atheism by checking whether [[Category:Atheism]] has been added to atheism-related articles – and, where it hasn't, adding it.

Maintenance, etc.

Articles to improve


  • Articles on notable atheists


Immediate attention

  • State atheism needs a reassessment of its Importance level, as it has little to do with atheism and is instead an article about anti-theist/anti-religious actions of governments.
  • False choice into False dilemma: discuss whether you are for or against this merge here
  • Clarify references in Atheism using footnotes.
  • Secular movement defines it as a being restricted to America in the 21st century.

Userboxes for projectEdit

This project welcomes all editors wanting to improve Wikipedia's coverage of atheism-related topics. In particular, this project welcomes both atheists and non-atheists. Because Wikipedia is an encyclopedia rather than a discussion forum, discussions of personal thoughts and beliefs should be avoided.

Wikitext userbox where used
{{User WikiProject Atheism}}
Atom of Atheism-Zanaq.svgThis user is a member of WikiProject Atheism.
linked pages
{{User WPA2}}
A pink unicornThis user is a member of
WikiProject Atheism.
linked pages

Related userboxesEdit

A wide variety of other userboxes, about religious beliefs and disbeliefs, can be found at User:UBX/Userboxes/Religion. This WikiProject does not officially adopt any of these.


Code Result

Stub templatesEdit

NOTE: Stubs are managed by the Stub-sorting WikiProject. Before creating a new stub, you should propose it at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals. See Wikipedia:Stub for general guidelines on proposing stub templates and categories. DO NOT simply create new stub templates, as these will be deleted.

Type {{atheism-stub}}

Footer navigation templatesEdit

Sidebar templatesEdit

Type {{Irreligion sidebar}}

Type {{Atheism sidebar}}

Barnstar templatesEdit

Atheist Barnstar.png The Atheist Barnstar
Place your message here. ~~~~

{{subst:The Atheist Barnstar|message ~~~~|alt}} Barnstar available to be awarded to contributors on Wikipedia:WikiProject Atheism or to anyone who carries out excellent work on atheism related articles.

Invisible Pink Barnstar.png The Invisible Pink Barnstar

{{subst:The Invisible Pink Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Barnstar available to be awarded to contributors on Wikipedia:WikiProject Atheism or to anyone who carries out excellent work on atheism related articles.

Other imagesEdit

Atheism word picture.PNG File:Atheism_word_picture.PNG

Potential article statusEdit

Wikipedia surveysEdit

Ad hoc surveysEdit

Ongoing Wikipedia surveysEdit

Deletion linksEdit

WikiProject Deletion sortingEdit

Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting is a new effort that attempts to classify various articles nominated for votes for deletion by major categories. The Atheism-related articles at VFD are listed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Atheism.

Sister Project and toolsEdit

Related groups of WikipediansEdit