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By Jeannette Watland

If someone were to ask me four years ago what my happy place was like, the answer would be very different than what it is today. I have never been a fan of the outdoors. I'm not athletic and have never been camping. Camp Quest of Minnesota has completely changed my perception of ‘happy.’ I'll even be so bold as to say that it has completely changed my life.
 
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President's Column: Where are the Atheist Women?

jeannette_watland.jpgBy Jeannette Watland

It's a familiar scenario. You go to an atheist event and walk into a room full of men. There may be a few women, but in many cases men make up the majority of atheist groups. Why is this? There is no original sin in atheism. There is no book telling us women are inferior. We don't force our women to cover up for religious reasons and women can hold office in these organizations with no questions asked. Atheism seems like it would be the perfect platform for empowerment. So why is it that these groups have such a hard time attracting more women?
 
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Local Events Show Intelligent Design in Public Education is Still Contentious

By George Kane

On November 10 the Journal of Law and Public Policy conducted a symposium on “Intelligent Design and the Constitution” at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.  This free and open-to-the public event was not advertised at all in the local freethought community.  It seemed to me that the great majority of the audience was from St. Thomas.  A large number were law students, identifiable by their youth and uniform dark grey suit, white shirt and tie.  From the questions asked, there was no indication that there was another atheist in the audience.

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The Atheist's Bible Companion to the New Testament, by Mike Davis

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By James Zimmerman
 
The Atheist’s Bible Companion to the New Testament, by Mike Davis.
©2009, Outskirts Press, 460 pages
 
If you’ve ever wondered how there can be so many branches of Christianity, with each denomination somehow able to back up its doctrines with scripture, look no further. The Atheist’s Bible Companion to the New Testament breaks down those 27 little books and shows them for what they really are: a collection of ramblings capable of ‘proving’ nearly any theological standpoint a Christian desires to hold. Davis’ bible commentary offers a logical, realistic look at the New Testament – verse by verse.
 
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