By Grant Steves
The MNA Board has adopted a Code of Ethics that defines fairness where conflicts arise – independence, conflicts of intent, and the need to separate personal needs from those of MNA as an organization.
Read more: MNA Board Adopts Code of Ethics
By Eric Jayne
Most of us know that Jehovah’s Witnesses are notorious for going door-to-door hocking their religion. They’re kind of like Girl Scouts except the former sells an intangible dubious product that exploits fear while the latter offers delicious chocolate-covered Tagalongs and Thin Mints that exploit your sweet tooth. When it comes to the Jehovah’s Witnesses most of us either say “no thanks” or skip the nominal pleasantry and opt to simply close the door in the middle of their spiel.
Read more: Book Review: I'm Perfect, You're Doomed
By President Jeannette Watland
On October 22nd, Bjorn Watland, President of Minnesota Atheists resigned from the board, due to personal reasons. As Associate President, my initial reaction was to worry about myself. I now have to take on new responsibilities, and anxiety admittedly took a temporary hold on me. Then the emails started coming in, and I realized I had made a mistake. I shouldn't be worrying about myself at all. My primary concern is now, and always will be, the membership.
Read more: Change Doesnt Mean Goodbye
At the member meeting held at Southdale Library on October 18th, Minnesota Atheists were treated to a lecture by Dr. Hector Avalos titled: “Can Science Prove Prayer Works?”
Read more: The October MNA Meeting
By Grant Steves
The dogmatic or the enigmatic?
Dogmatism, some would say, is the assertion of an opinion without proof or an attitude of arrogance with proof, but without reference to evidence. The dogmatic position is not a religious position, but is reflective of an arrogant attitude toward one’s own position.
Read more: What's Wrong with Being Absolutely Right?