The Mr. Paul Aints is a team atheists can root for whether they’re from St. Paul, St. Louis, east coast, west coast, or in a different hemisphere altogether! You don’t even need to be a baseball fan or sports enthusiast to get behind this team because we above all else team atheist fun!
For the second year in a row the minor league baseball team, St. Paul Saints, will be secularized into the Mr. Paul Aints on Friday, August 9, 2013. The team’s players will wear specially designed jerseys displaying the Mr. Paul Aints name change. For the first year ever, the “A” on the Aints jersey will be in the style of the scarlet “A” made popular by the Richard Dawkins Foundation’s Out Campaign.
The jerseys will be auctioned off during the game and a portion of the auction’s proceeds will go to the Family Place homeless shelter in St. Paul. But don’t fret if you can’t participate in the auction because you can wear your atheist pride with the Mr. Paul Aints t-shirts and hats by purchasing them on our ONLINE STORE ($15 each or 2 for $25). Quantities are limited and we are not planning on ordering more, so once they're gone they might be gone forever.
Read more: Get your Mr. Paul Aints Baseball Hats and Shirts Here!
By Eric Jayne
Originally appeared in the St. Cloud Times (8-4-13); picture courtesy of Mary Carlson.
“With atheism there is no hope, only despair.”
At least that’s what a billboard tells us on Stearns County Road 75 near Interstate Highway 94 in St. Joseph. Of course, a lot of billboards say things that aren’t true, and to be sure, this is one of those.
Read more: MN Atheists Responds to Local Anti-Atheist Billboard
By Eric Jayne
Originally appeared in MinnPost (7-29-13)
Atheism and baseball is an unlikely combo, but nevertheless, the Minnesota Atheists organization is celebrating the atheist community with America’s pastime for the second year in a row. The Minnesota Atheists will again be secularizing the St. Paul Saints to the Mr. Paul Aints during their Aug. 9 game against the Sioux City Explorers. The purpose for the atheist-sponsored game isn’t to proselytize atheism or to disparage other people’s beliefs. Like last year, our agenda is simply to have fun, build camaraderie, and exhibit our happy and friendly disposition.
Read more: Atheism and Baseball Providing a Second Season of Unbelievable Fun
By Eric Jayne
Minnesota Atheists is Minnesota's oldest and largest atheist organization. We are an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization that seeks to promote the positive contributions of atheism to society and to maintain separation of state and church. Your membership is a vital element to continue these needed efforts and, if that wasn’t reason enough to become a member, we are now offering an added incentive to become a member. Before we discuss this added incentive, let’s review a little more deeply why your membership is so important.
Read more: Your Paid Membership Supports the Work of MN Atheists!
by Steve Petersen
For our June taping of the Atheists Talk cable television show, Minnesota Atheisits president Eric Jayne and Minnesota Atheists chair Heather Hegi joined host George Kane to discuss Minnesota Atheists: The Next Generation of Leadership.
Both Eric and Heather bring a fresh point of view to Minnesota Atheists and they discuss how they want to move the organization forward as it continues to grow while reamining relevant to members of all ages.
Read more: Minnesota Atheists: The Next Generation of Leadership