Atheist Night with St. Paul Saints: August 12th 7:00pm
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".
March in the May Day Parade with Minnesota Atheists! The parade starts at noon, but there's no need to hurry, we are toward the end of the parade so it takes a while before we start moving. We line up at Cedar Field Park in Minneapolis (2500 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis). You may come wearing your Minnesota Atheists or Aints t-shirt, or get your own brand new Minnesota Atheists T-Shirt 2017 edition which we will have on hand for free/free-will donation for marchers.
We will have signs for you to carry, do not bring your own. The organizers of the festival want this to be a no waste event, so please bring your own reusable water bottle so no disposable water bottles are needed.
Join us in the State Capitol Rotunda where we will hear from several groups and state representatives standing together for Reason! We will together be Celebrating the National Day of Reason, a protest instituted against the National Day of Prayer, which are both held annually on the first Thursday in May.http://nationaldayofreason.org/
This year's theme for the Minnesota Day of Reason is Protecting the Wall. Jefferson’s wall that is; the constitutional wall separating government and religion. This metaphoric wall is key to religious and non-religious liberty. When government gives preference to one religion over others, that religion becomes part of the government. This results in a more theocratic rule of law than Democratic.
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.