Atheist Night with St. Paul Saints: August 12th
Back by popular demand, Minnesota Atheists and the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) are cosponsoring a Saint Paul Saints game for the sixth year in a row! We are going to demonstrate to the public how saintly atheists are with a food drive benefiting the The Food Group food bank, the tagline of the game being "Food for Thought". With this food theme, we can expect a visit from the Flying Spaghetti Monster during the game.
In embracing the saintly atheist persona, we are switching things up and the player jerseys will read "sAints" this year. They will feature the lower case "s" in retaining the name saints, but will emphasize the "A" using the atheist scarlet letter "A".
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Would you like to meet fellow atheists and make some new friends? We'd love to meet you!
You can stay up to date on our many charitable, networking, educational or just good old godless fun events at Minnesota Atheists Meetup.
You'll see we enjoy bowling, pizza parties, gaming, book clubs, cooking, educational seminars and donating our time for charities! Choose an event, let us know you're attending, then come and make some new friends.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
The so-called “War on Christmas” began a few years ago when Bill O’Reilly of Fox News complained that some retail stores were instructing their employees to greet customers with “happy holidays” rather than “merry Christmas.” The perception of victimhood and persecution by Christians, some of whom insist that America should be declared a “Christian nation,” has been for atheists a topic of amusement ever since, even though a couple of years ago O’Reilly declared victory in the war.
Rather than cultural insurrection, it seems to me that one’s choice of seasonal greeting is a simple question of courtesy.
Read more: The War on Christmas - Article by George Francis Kane
Many of you know we're very active on Twitter, @mnatheists, but did you know we've started an instagram account? We've put a lot of work into making our account unique and interesting. It's not just another stream of atheist memes. Instead, you'll see a lot of local photography and original commentary on all kinds of topics relating to atheism.
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Just over a month ago, the world changed drastically for a lot of us. Or at least, the way we were able to think about it changed. For people of color, for immigrants, for people who can get pregnant, for LGBTQ people, a Trump administration will look very, very different than a Clinton administration. Coming to grips with that isn't easy. Many of us aren't entirely there yet.
Greta Christina, author of several books including Why Are You Atheists So Angry?, Coming Out Atheist, and most recently, The Way of the Heathen, spoke at Skepticon last month about this new world in which we find ourselves. We invited her to join us this Sunday to continue the conversation.
Read more: "The World We're in Now", Greta Christina on Atheists Talk #384, December 18, 2016