I googled Atheist commune and this was the first link that popped up!
Was just thinking about it at coffee.
Sounds good to me, I like to think I have things to bring to the table. Plenty of video games and movies. Enough books to start a decent library. A job making decent money.
I live in Wyoming, there's plenty of land out here. lol
Well it takes 0 Atheists to screw in a light bulb you just tell the Christian that if they don't screw it in they're going to hell.
Hell you'd need all kinds of professions and enough people to keep everything running smoothly. Doctors, dentists, architects, constructors, agriculturists, scientists, entertainers (not necessary but fun), teachers (if there will be kids) and many others I suppose, that don't come to mind at the moment.
I imagine it's all just a pipe dream but it's a nice thought. I figure the best start would be atheists moving closer together and just being in a close nit community or neighborhood.
I kind of have a mixed opinion of polyamory. Yes, there is a lot of religious bullshit (on both sides of the fence) for the number of wives you have, their roles, and how you treat them; but even aside from that, there is this notion that seems to be at least prevalent, if not actually universal, that if you take multiple partners, especially if you are the only one who benefits (usually sexual benefit is considered first), it is not only selfish of you, but also implies that you can't make a serious commitment to anybody.
The other side of this is pretty much everything mentioned above- shared responsibilities, shared social interaction. More hands on any given job, etc. but I really think that unless all people in a given relationship are actually sexual partners, it's something to avoid, because without a very serious relational commitment to everybody in the relationship, if and when kids come into play, everybody splits things up and tries to get their own genes the best deal; this is the evident problem with polygamy in the muslim world and in much of Africa.
The other problem with polygamy is that there is always some 'heirarchy' of 'I was fucking him first, so I have authority over you'. there's no real way to get rid of this, and so any modern hominid is going to butt heads with this at some point- lets face it, we all take every advantage we can get in a fair fight, and this is just one of the many points of leverage that will be used. If you're fine with a pecking order, great; otherwise, it's something I'd avoid altogether. Also note that this has been the structure of polygamy in various cultures for thousands of years, for example in china (where polygamy really never died out but only slowed down heavily after being propagandized by the communists as 'typical proletariat/bourgeois' behavior and subsequently being banned, leading to a structural change from one house with many wives to multiple households with one wife each, normally in different provinces or villages).
Sooooo... I'd be skeptical. I want more data on if this is really practical or possible in a long-term relationship, and what the dangers and obstacles are (both socially and in terms of in-group interaction), because ironically, sex isn't something to fuck with.