By Eric Jayne
Originally appeared in MinnPost (7-29-13)
Atheism and baseball is an unlikely combo, but nevertheless, the Minnesota Atheists organization is celebrating the atheist community with America’s pastime for the second year in a row. The Minnesota Atheists will again be secularizing the St. Paul Saints to the Mr. Paul Aints during their Aug. 9 game against the Sioux City Explorers. The purpose for the atheist-sponsored game isn’t to proselytize atheism or to disparage other people’s beliefs. Like last year, our agenda is simply to have fun, build camaraderie, and exhibit our happy and friendly disposition.
Read more: Atheism and Baseball Providing a Second Season of Unbelievable Fun
By Eric Jayne
Minnesota Atheists is Minnesota's oldest and largest atheist organization. We are an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization that seeks to promote the positive contributions of atheism to society and to maintain separation of state and church. Your membership is a vital element to continue these needed efforts and, if that wasn’t reason enough to become a member, we are now offering an added incentive to become a member. Before we discuss this added incentive, let’s review a little more deeply why your membership is so important.
Read more: Your Paid Membership Supports the Work of MN Atheists!
by Steve Petersen
For our June taping of the Atheists Talk cable television show, Minnesota Atheisits president Eric Jayne and Minnesota Atheists chair Heather Hegi joined host George Kane to discuss Minnesota Atheists: The Next Generation of Leadership.
Both Eric and Heather bring a fresh point of view to Minnesota Atheists and they discuss how they want to move the organization forward as it continues to grow while reamining relevant to members of all ages.
Read more: Minnesota Atheists: The Next Generation of Leadership
By Eric Jayne
Since I’ve been so incredibly busy planning for our second annual Mr. Paul Aints game on August 9 and joint American Atheists/Minnesota Atheists regional conference on August 10, I will use this column to talk about our Weekend of Unbelievable Fun: The Second Coming.
The conference planning committee of August Berkshire, Jill Carlson, Heather Hegi, Stephanie Zvan, and me has worked incredibly hard, and I am confident that attendees will be superbly happy with the product we have to offer. The main speakers and their topics have been carefully selected after thorough discussion, and the eight morning workshops described below cover ideas of particular interest to atheists, presented in an intimate, engaging environment. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend two of these forty-minute sessions.
Read more: President's Column: Weekend of Unbelievable Fun: The 2nd Coming
Lyrics by Paul Heffron and Jerry Rauser
To the tune of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”
Let’s all go to the Aints game.
Let’s all show who we are.
The big red A says a lot about us.
We’re here for fun, so please don’t make a fuss.
So we’ll root for the Mister Paul Aints team.
Read more: The Mr. Paul Aints Game (Let's All Go to the)