Re: On skeptic cathedrals
They're around. I listen to the The Skeptics Guide to the Universe
. Some of the people in this group are also part of the New England Skeptical Society
, so I know there are IRL groups. The Skeptics Guide has forums, so that might be a way to find others. I don't know much about it, but there is a Skeptic
magazine. I would think that spending time at any of these links (if you haven't already) would lead to what it is you're looking for.