Here's a party you just can't miss—a chance to mix and mingle with the coolest heretics, infidels, and idolaters you'll ever meet while we revel in the sights and sounds of the most unholy entertainment ever assembled on one stage:
and a surprise special guest!
It's on May 21st at 10pm at the perfect venue: Hell's Kitchen
in downtown Minneapolis (80 9th Street South, Minneapolis 55402). Admission is a paltry $5, and proceeds will go to a cause near and dear to our heathen hearts: Minnesota Atheists.
If you haven't already marked your calendar in indelible ink, here's the kicker: May 21st is the day evangelicals, led by Harold Camping, believe the Rapture will occur. According to Harold (who blames his last failed prediction in 1994 on "a mathematical error"), his righteous flock will be whisked away to heaven, leaving rest of us to party on. As much as we'd like to wish them a hearty "bon voyage," it'll be almost as much fun to mark the midnight hour as the end of yet another apocalyptic non-event.
Be there, or you'll be confessing your regrets for the rest of the year!
By George Kane
“The separation of church and state is nowhere in the constitution.” That’s a favorite mantra of conservative Christians that they are always eager to repeat. On any day, if you undertake a google search for news of church/state separation, you are certain to find an editorial, commentary or letter to the editor stating this as if this were some little-known, everywhere misunderstood fact. Of course, neither is democracy mentioned in the constitution, nor consent of the governed, nor practically any other political value cherished by our nation’s founders. But the separation of church and state is spelled out in the first two clauses of the First Amendment. The Establishment Clause is the very first, stating that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. It is followed by the Free Exercise Clause, quote: “nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
Read more: George's Day of Reason Speech from 05.05.11