When you join up with Minnesota Atheists, you are asked two questions: "How did you hear about Minnesota Atheists?" and "Why did you join Minnesota Atheists?"
I know, you're an atheist, you're a skeptic, and you're cynical about these questions. It's totally understandable if it seems like they are bordering on an intrusion of your privacy. You do not, of course, have to answer these questions at all. Please keep in mind, though, there are a few really basic reasons why we'd like to know these two things about you.