PoATRI For Atheists

MEMO TO ALL RATIONALISTS EVERYWHERE

Introducing PoATRI for atheists.
A worldwide response to superstitious, dogmatic thinking.

PoATRI is a tool to expedite meaningful discussions, inspire, encourage and motivate critical thinking. 
A subtle statement to catalyse discussions and create real change in the people you interact with.

Particularly effective and enjoyable when used in conversation with theists.

PoATRI :  /ˈpəʊatri/ ‘Poh-ah-Tree’

PoATRI is the acronym for the Possibility Of All Things, Reliably Indicated.

A person holding themselves to the standard of believing in the ‘Possibility Of All Things Reliably Indicated’ will inevitably exhibit the following qualities:
  • Approach life with an optimal balance of open-mindedness and rationalism.
  • Be open to learning and value truth.
  • Scale their beliefs, judgements and actions accordingly.
And if motivated,
  • Focus attention on flawed belief systems.
  • Help society eradicate erroneous beliefs and behaviours through reasoned conversation.
For example:
“So! What DO YOU believe in?” Ask the theists, assuming our lack of belief in their gods must surely imply that we have some alternative flapdoodle to offer.
Stay calm, friend. There’s no need for flapdoodle when you have PoATRI.

I believe in the possibility of all things,
Pause for a moment and maintain eye contact, to ensure their attention; then add
                                                                         
.  .  .  RELIABLY INDICATED.

Keep your conversations with theists, where they should be – on the point.


                No expert debating skills required.     No expert knowledge required.


Simply use your common sense to question a theist's ‘reliable indicators’ and you’ll plant the seed of doubt that could eventually create a fellow critical thinker.



A modest, yet meaningful manifesto for open-minded, freethinking rationalists; PoATRI draws a non-confrontational line in the sand and invites the superstitious to line up and engage.

If your aim is to encourage critical thinking and erode the influence of dogmatism, superstition and bigotry in our world, PoATRI will help.


The PoATRI Campaign is a world-wide response to the need for a non-threatening, intellectual meeting point for theists and atheists to openly discuss the “reliable indicators” for the positions they hold.

Watch some of us doing it here.