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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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By George Kane
Bill Weir, a board member of the newly formed Minnesota chapter of the Secular Coalition for America, read the following mayoral proclamation while introducing David Niose at the First Unitarian Society on June 9. Mr. Niose is President of the national Secular Coalition for America.
Whereas. the City of Minneapolis has fostered the highest quality of life, including reasonable thought and behavior, through cooperative efforts by the public and private sectors; and
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