On July 16, atheists will take over the St. Paul Saints minor league baseball team for the 5th year in a row! The Minnesota Atheists organization is joined by Freedom From Religion Foundation to sponsor this year's game. As with the previous years, the goal of this event is to celebrate secularism, promote positive atheism, and showcase our fun-loving ways to the general public.
The Minnesota Atheists and Freedom From Religion Foundation are taking over the St. Paul Saints minor league baseball team for the fifth year in a row! Like last year, we'll be aksing fans to give us their soles when they enter the stadium. The shoes we collect witll go to Soles4Souls who fights poverty through the collection and distribution of gently used shoes. Join us at CHS Field (awarded Best New Ballpark in 2015 by Ballpark Digest) in downtown St. Paul on Saturday, July 16 and watch the re-branded and secularized Mr. Paul Aints take on the Fargo-Morehead Redhawks for an evening of “unbelievable” fun.
Forgo the army of bell-ringers, red kettles, and faith-based charities which are too concerned with misguided bible-based morals and ideas of salvation. Consider, instead, making a financial donation to Minnesota Atheists and/or Foundation Beyond Belief who acknowledges that there's no supernatural power to make this world a better place. They know that it's up to humanity, itself, to improve this world and this life.
Minnesota Atheists has benefitted from the efforts of Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) and their 100+ affiliates by helping bolster our volunteer service projects at a local homeless shelter, food bank, hospital, and more. Because of their ongoing support and incredible work they do locally, nationally, and globally, Minnesota Atheists set up a Razoo account for an end of the year charitable fundraiser to help support FBB so they can carry out their mission: To demonstrate humanism at its best by supporting efforts to improve this world and this life, and to challenge humanists to embody the highest principles of humanism, including mutual care and responsibility.
Snow is on the ground, eggnog is readily available, twinkling lights are brightening up the cold winter night, and conservative Christians are complaining about the holiday decorations at coffee shops and other retailers. All of this signals that the annual "War on Christmas" is upon us! To celebrate the War on Christmas, some local atheists and other freethinkers will be joining up for some fun, secular, holiday cheer at the banquet room inside the Green Mill Restaurant in St. Paul just as we've done for the past five years.
By Eric Jayne
Local baseball fans gave up their soles to atheists this past Saturday at CHS Field in downtown St. Paul. The fourth annual atheist-themed St. Paul Saints game integrated a shoe drive this year which was advertised as “Leave Your Soles at the Gate” and it was sponsored by Minnesota Atheists, Foundation Beyond Belief, and Humanists of Minnesota. The 400 pairs of shoes we collected benefits Soles4Souls whose mission is to fight poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothes. Not only was this collaborative achievement a lot of fun, but it also embodies the natural compassion of people whether they are religiously faithful, atheist, or somewhere in between.