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Next discussion topic up and game night on Friday - Hi everyone, Two things: 1.) The thread for the next discussion topic has been posted . It's about whether the mind i Derek May 23, 2017 7:32 PM
BNFree May discussion topic - "Existentialism is a Humanism" - Hi there, The title mostly speaks for itself. But in case it doesn't, this month's discussion will focus on Jean-Paul Sartre's 1945 address laying out what he thinks are the tenets of existentialism. Derek Apr 18, 2017 9:03 PM
New discussion thread up - Hi thinkers who are also presumably free, The thread for April's discussion is  here . The main piece is a TED talk, the topic of which is wha Derek Mar 20, 2017 7:00 PM
Reminder - Sunday business meeting and discussion group - Hi everyone, Remember that our business meeting and discussion group will be on Sunday. The thread for the discussion topic is here ; the topic is Derek Mar 1, 2017 10:32 AM
Trivia Team Members Wanted - Hello BNFree, The WGLT Trivia event is coming up this weekend, and we still have spots available on our team. Interested? It is a lot of fun. See the info on the event page , and RSVP Denise Feb 28, 2017 12:29 AM
Next discussion/reading group topic posted - Hi everyone, The thread for the next topic is posted . The main topic is a podcast about whether the universe we live in and experience might be a Derek Feb 14, 2017 11:40 AM
Sunday, Feb 5 meeting and discussion - Hello members, For our February discussion, I thought it would be nice to discuss something evolution-related in honor of Darwin Day on Feb 12. I've always been interested in the battles over creationists' attempts to change science education. Denise Jan 24, 2017 11:20 PM
BNFree: Final reminder of elections and discussion group tomorrow - This is one last reminder that our officer elections are at tomorrow's meeting , and that tomorrow will be a discussion of the relationship between facts and values. Derek Jan 7, 2017 2:32 PM
December reading group - the fact-value distinction - Hi, The post for this month's discussion group is up . Denise, our chair, is going to lead this discussion on the fact/value d Derek Dec 30, 2016 7:30 PM
BNFree yearly elections at the next Sunday meeting. - Hi BNFreepersons, Yearly officer elections are at the next Sunday meeting! That's the one on January 8th  (the second Sunday of January--it was moved from the first Sunday for fairly obvious reasons). Derek Dec 22, 2016 12:06 AM
Winter Solstice Party - Hi BN free-peeps, On Saturday the 10th, from 6:00-8:00, we're having a Winter Solstice party with the Humanist group that's associated with the Unitarian-Universalist Church. The event will be at the UU church its Derek Dec 1, 2016 6:11 PM
Reminder: BNFree November Reading and Discussion Group (and business) meeting on 12/4 - Reminder: The next business/discussion group meeting is next Sunday (12/4) at noon. The location still has to be updated: it'll either be at Schnuck's like last month, or at the Community Building at Dunraven. The location will b Derek Nov 28, 2016 12:53 PM
Reminder: BNFree Sunday discussion 12/4 - Reminder: The next business/discussion group meeting is next Sunday (12/4) at noon: link here , including link to the discussion topic. The location Derek Nov 28, 2016 12:28 PM
BNFree November Reading and Discussion Group: Conversion - Hi BNFree peeps, The thread for the November discussion group is up, here . The topic is conversion. What is conversion? What causes pe Derek Nov 14, 2016 8:10 PM
Reminder-- BNFree reading/discussion group this Sunday - Hi everyone, A quick reminder that the reading/discussion group is meeting during the Sunday meeting on the 6th, i.e., three days from now. We'll be looking at Chapter 3 of Sam Harris' The End of Faith , in Derek Nov 3, 2016 2:50 PM
Skepticon 9 Planning - Hello all, It's time to solidify our plans for Skepticon. We need to know first who wants to go. If you have not already signed up on the Meetup page, please do so, preferably within the next 2 days. You can also post a message on the event to let u Denise Oct 29, 2016 9:38 PM
October reading/discussion group: "The End of Faith," Chapter 3 - Hi everyone, Here is the thread for this month's reading group, which, as I mention in the thread itself, I'll probably just ti Derek Oct 25, 2016 10:28 PM
Reminder: BNFree Sunday reading group - Hi everyone, Just a reminder that this upcoming Sunday is our October Sunday meeting, meaning also the reading/discussion group. This time the main reading doesn't even require reading--it's a ten-minute audio cli Derek Sep 26, 2016 11:31 AM
BNFree September Reading Group thread - Hi everyone, The thread for this month's reading group is up. The main 'reading' is a ten-minute audio discussion by historian John Gray, who says that religion is not primarily about belief and questions the Derek Sep 12, 2016 6:05 PM
August Reading Groiup - Hi everyone, It's a bit late coming in, but our reading for this month will be something from Schopenhauer. The link to the thread is Derek Aug 21, 2016 3:31 PM
August Reading Group thread - Hi everyone, The thread for the August reading group is online . The options include Schopenhauer, John Gray on religion and belief, and Robert Ing Derek Aug 14, 2016 5:21 PM
2 events this week, short notice! - Hello all, I've posted 2 events this week for the FFRF's re-dedication of Peoria's Robert Ingersoll statue. There is a dinner Wednesday evening Aug. 10th, and the ceremony itself is Thursday morning Aug. 11th. The ceremony is free and open to everyo Denise Aug 7, 2016 6:50 PM
July Reading - Hi everyone, The reading for July is in the July thread, here . (Since there was only one choice volunteered, and I decided not to sub Derek Jul 18, 2016 6:12 PM
July reading group suggestions by Tuesday - Hello, A reminder that if you have any suggestions for the July reading, you should submit them to the July thread soon. You can also send them di Derek Jul 10, 2016 1:57 PM
Re: July Reading Group submissions + movie - For some reason the link was to the welcome thread in the reading group folder. I have no idea how that was possible, since I didn't open that thread or copy its link, but The Internet works in mysterious ways. Derek Jul 3, 2016 5:16 PM
July Reading Group submissions + movie - Hi everyone, The thread for July reading group submissions is up . This time I'm leaving it to you all to submit things you think worth discuss Derek Jul 3, 2016 5:02 PM
Reminder--June reading group this Sunday - Hi everyone, Just a quick reminder that the June reading group discussion is coming up this Sunday; link here . The readings consist of two long bl Derek Jun 30, 2016 5:29 PM
June reading selection - Hey kids, After the votes online and offline were tallied, the Horgan/Kavanaugh debate had the most votes. Dworkin and Sagan also got votes--perhaps we can look at one or both of them in the coming months. Derek Jun 15, 2016 7:17 PM
BNFree June Reading Group options - Hi everyone, I've posted the thread for the J une reading group options . Post your preferences in the thread, or let me know by some other mea Derek Jun 8, 2016 2:22 PM
BNFree May Reading Group - Hi everyone, The May reading has been up for a couple weeks now, if you haven't checked it yet. We'll be discussing it at the Sunday meeti Derek May 30, 2016 4:20 PM
BNFree reading group--May selection - Hi everyone, I've put up a post in the Meetup forums for May reading group selections. Take a look , suggest a topic if you have one, and vote Derek May 4, 2016 9:34 PM
BNFree Reading Group forum online + first reading selection - Hi heathens, The BNFree page now has a specific subforum for the reading group: check the BNFree message board page . The top thread in t Derek Apr 6, 2016 1:05 PM
Flyer for Lauren Lane presentation attached - Denise Apr 5, 2016 2:26 PM
Lauren Lane speaking at UIUC this Thursday - Hi everyone, This is pretty last minute, but I was just told about it myself the other day. The Illini SSA is hosting Lauren Lane, the founder of Skepticon, on Thursday at 7:00 over on the UIUC campus (Gregory Hall 217, j Derek Apr 5, 2016 10:55 AM
Reminder - Reading group meeting tomorrow - Hi everyone, Just a quick reminder that tomorrow's business meeting is when we're getting together to discuss moving forward with the reading group. Location, time, and other info for the business meeting is at th Derek Apr 2, 2016 2:16 PM
Reading group organizational meeting - Hi everyone, From the response it looks like there's a lot of interest in a reading group, so let's see what we can do. Given the number of people interested, it would be best to meet in p Derek Mar 22, 2016 10:25 AM
BNFree Reading Group Update - Hi everyone,   This is a follow-up about a reading group for BNFree. I’ve heard some interest, but I want to get a better idea how much interest there is, and start w Derek Mar 13, 2016 3:27 PM
Book Club - Hello BNFree, We'd like to see if anyone is interested in starting a freethinker book club. And if so, how would you like to do it? (Online/in person? How often?) Give us any details you can think of. If you're interested, please send a messag Denise Mar 10, 2016 5:20 AM
Re: [atheists-760] New Year New Business - @font-face{font-family:Calibri;­panose-1:[masked];} Hi, Merle and I just wanted to say hel Merle L. Jan 20, 2016 3:00 PM
New Year New Business - Denise Jan 19, 2016 1:38 PM
Meetup details changed: BN Free Holiday Party - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­vents/155273522/ When : Saturday, December 21,[masked]:00 PM Denise Dec 19, 2013 3:13 PM
Re: [atheists-760] POSSIBLE CANCELLATION: Mayan End of the World Winter Solstice Skeptics Snackfest & Planetarium Party - Well played, Mayans. Well played. Sent from my iPhone On Dec 20, 2012, at 11:14 AM, Aleda < Rick Dec 20, 2012 12:04 PM
POSSIBLE CANCELLATION: Mayan End of the World Winter Solstice Skeptics Snackfest & Planetarium Party - POSSIBLE CANCELLATION: Mayan End of the World Winter Solstice Skeptics Snackfest & Planetarium Party Tonight's winter storm may make driving hazardous, so please check the invitation for any updates to this event before you leave home.  We Aleda Dec 20, 2012 11:14 AM
Meetup details changed: Mayan End of the World Winter Solstice Skeptics Snackfest & Planetarium Party - I've updated this Meetup to change the date.  It has been moved to Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.  I have also added a description of the planetarium show.  For more details, see the full listing: Aleda Dec 2, 2012 10:00 PM
Families with Kids - Hello Freethinkers, This just a quick note that  we have a new discussion board named "Families with Kid Brian Jun 21, 2012 7:58 AM
Meetup details changed: Picnic Potluck! - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­vents/68679562/ When : Sunday, June 24,[masked]:00 PM Aleda Jun 12, 2012 10:57 AM
Meetup details changed: Prove You Know Stuff about Things: Trivia Night - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­vents/54455052/ When : Saturday, March 24,[masked]:00 PM Aleda Mar 4, 2012 6:57 PM
Re:hello! - My God! This is a shop of my dream! ^_^ Visit it now!­p?xashowtopic=3fu5 mattie Dec 5, 2011 5:35 AM
Meetup details changed: BNFree Monthly Sunday Meeting - This meeting has been moved back a week. For more details, see the full listing:­vents/16652124/ When : Sunday, December 11,[masked] Brian Dec 1, 2011 8:11 PM
Re: [atheists-760] Meetup details changed: BNFree Monthly Sunday Meeting - Do all of you mind if I write letters to you? I mis you I live in Peoria if you got the mattie Nov 8, 2011 9:16 PM
Re: [atheists-760] Meetup details changed: BNFree Monthly Sunday Meeting - Sorry, I meant December 4th.  Hope to see you all there. Brian On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 8:29 PM, Brian < [address removed] > Brian Nov 8, 2011 8:31 PM
Meetup details changed: BNFree Monthly Sunday Meeting - The November and December monthly meetings have been combined and moved to December 12th to avoid the holidays. As usual, this December meeting will hold elections for next year's board members. Let us know if you would like to volunte Brian Nov 8, 2011 8:28 PM
Thank Mayor Bloomberg for Keeping NYC’s 9/11 Memorial Service Secular - I got this from the Center for Inquiry. If you have time, it's a quick process to click the link for the "contact form" and give Mayor Bloomberg a brief "attaboy" for sticking to his guns in let Aleda Sep 9, 2011 12:26 PM
Kitties Need a New Home - Preview not available Ryan Aug 30, 2011 8:57 PM
Re: [atheists-760] Bill Maher - I would like to join your group. are you buying group tickets or should I get one on my Phil F. Nov 29, 2010 10:29 PM
Bill Maher - Merle wanted me to Brian Nov 29, 2010 9:41 PM
Meetup details changed: BNFree Monthly Sunday Meeting - I've updated the location for this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­alendar/14917086/ When : Sunday, November 21,[masked]:30 A Brian Nov 16, 2010 8:00 PM
2011 BNFree Board Nominations - Fellow freethinkers, At December's meeting, official paid members will be voting on board members for 2011. Please let me know if there are any nominations or volunteers through email or bring then to the November meeting. If you'd to see the roles, Brian Nov 10, 2010 4:18 PM
Meetup details changed: BNFree Social Gathering - I've made changes to this series of repeating Meetups. For more details, check out our calendar. This Meetup repeats on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Where : The Coffeehouse & Deli Brian Aug 6, 2010 3:47 PM
Meeting Minutes[masked] - I have posted the June Sunday Meeting minutes:­essages/boards/thread/94420 Brian Jul 18, 2010 11:15 PM
Meeting Minutes[masked] - I have posted the meeting minutes from the May Business Meeting: Brian May 31, 2010 9:27 AM
oops--my bad - Sorry, folks, for mass mailing my replies that were intended for individuals. I'll try to avoid this in the future! Aleda Aleda May 16, 2010 7:36 AM
Re: [atheists-760] Fermilab reminder - Jake, Got your preferences...sorry I missed seeing your email until just now! Aleda Jake wrote: > I'm looking to go. I checked my summer class schedule, and I'm good > to go. June 6 or 26 is fine for me. > > > > > > -- > Please Note: Aleda May 16, 2010 7:14 AM
Re: [atheists-760] Fermilab reminder - Great! I have you all down as a yes. I'll make sure (for both our families) that elementary students are welcome on the tour. It would be such a great opportunity for the kids to see science in action! Aleda PS--I haven't forgotten to send you Aleda May 16, 2010 7:11 AM
Re: [atheists-760] Fermilab reminder - I'm looking to go. I checked my summer class schedule, and I'm good to go. J user 8. May 14, 2010 12:49 PM
RE: [atheists-760] Fermilab reminder - Did we respond? I hope so, we would love to go. We will hav Michelle May 13, 2010 8:10 PM
Fermilab reminder - Just a quick reminder that if you are potentially interested in the Fermilab field trip later this summer, please let me know! Potential dates: *Sunday public tours: June 6, August 1* *Saturday with Dr. Albrow : June 26, July 3 or 17, August 14, S Aleda May 13, 2010 2:17 PM
Meetup details changed: BNFree Monthly Sunday Business Meeting - Dr. Dale Birkenholz has accepted our invitation to speak to our group on May 23, 2010. Dr. Birkenholz is a retired professor from the Department of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University and spends much of his time involved with the John Wesley Brian May 6, 2010 9:41 PM
Fermilab field trip additional info - Below is my original email invitation. I forgot to mention that those who wish to participate may also want to bring along family members or friends. The Fermilab website shows that children as young as 3rd grade are allowed on school tours. So t Aleda May 6, 2010 10:06 AM
FERMILAB field trip - Greetings, B-N Free folk, At the Free Inquiry conference a few of us met a physicist, Dr. Michael Albrow, w Aleda May 5, 2010 3:13 PM
Meeting Minutes[masked] - I have posted the meeting minutes from this Sunday at the link below.­essa Brian Apr 28, 2010 12:00 AM
Re: [atheists-760] Bylaws ready for vote - UPDATE: ?Dave would like to hold off on a vote until the April meeting. ?But please review the Bylaws and either bring them to this month's meeting or comment on the Bylaws page on Brian Brian Mar 21, 2010 11:09 AM
Bylaws ready for vote - Members, Please read through our Bylaws and bring your thoughts to the March 28th Sunday Business Meeting . There wi Brian Mar 20, 2010 12:02 PM
Re: [atheists-760] BNFree Social Gathering - I'm taking dance classes on Tuesday evenings through April so I'm out. Dave Mar 4, 2010 10:09 PM
BNFree Social Gathering - It's my wife's birthday, so I won't be able to attend the social next week. If anyone would like to be the "host" on Meetup, let me know. Hope everyone has fun. What: BNFree Social Gathering When: Tuesday, March 9,[masked] Brian Mar 4, 2010 5:06 PM
Re: [atheists-760] Meeting Minutes[masked] - Hey Phil, We wanted to meet you as well, but had no idea where to find you. ?The three of us felt very similar to others that commented on your site. ?We were mostly disappointed. ?I won't put all of the blame on John Loftus though, Brian Feb 12, 2010 10:02 PM
Re: [atheists-760] Meeting Minutes[masked] - I'm so glad some of you made it to the debate. I wish i was able to meet you. Phil F. Feb 11, 2010 9:17 PM
Meeting Minutes[masked] - Things discussed/done: Treasurer's Report Meetup subscription payment due tomorrow (Jan 25) -- call for contributions We're going to have a bowling social soon. I'll find a date and hopefully many can come! T Brian Feb 11, 2010 9:03 PM
New Meetup: Carpool to the Great God Debate - Announcing a new Meetup for Bloomington-Normal Freethinkers (BNFree)! What: Carpool to the Great God Debate When: Tuesday, February 9,[masked]:45 PM suggested fuel donation: $5.00 per person Where: Tgi Frida Brian Jan 26, 2010 12:05 AM
Meetup details changed: BNFree Social Gathering - This event has moved to February 2nd because of The Great God Debate. For more details, see the full listing:­alendar/12370194/ When: Tuesday, Febr Brian Jan 24, 2010 2:29 PM
CUFree debate Feb 9 - Preview not available Brian Jan 20, 2010 12:24 AM
New Meetup: BNFree Social Gathering - Announcing a new Meetup for Bloomington-Normal Freethinkers (BNFree)! What: BNFree Social Gathering When: Tuesday, February 9,[masked]:00 PM Where: Coffee Hound 205 W. North St. Normal, IL 61761 (309) 4 Brian Jan 19, 2010 11:58 PM
Meeting Minutes[masked] - Meeting minutes can be found here:­essages/boards/thread/8316317 Brian Jan 3, 2010 12:49 PM
Meeting Minutes[masked] - Meeting minutes can be found here:­essages/boards/thread/8239745/­ Brian Dec 15, 2009 10:18 PM
Re: [atheists-760] Fwd: Dave just posted a comment for BNFree Monthly Meeting - We've had someone cover the i Dave Dec 12, 2009 4:51 PM
Re: [atheists-760] Fwd: Dave just posted a comment for BNFree Monthly Meeting - I'll cover the balance. My wife is supposed to help Dave pick out the maternity clothes, so I'll cover the other $40 there if n Rick Dec 12, 2009 3:02 PM
Fwd: Dave just posted a comment for BNFree Monthly Meeting - Group, Please see Dave's message and let one of us know if you can contribute. Brian ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Brian Dec 12, 2009 12:26 PM­mington-Freethinkers-Meetup-Gr­oup/messages/boards/thread/810­9029 - Sorry for the delay. Here are last month's meeting minutes:­mington-Freethinkers-Meetup-Gr­oup/messages/board Brian Nov 20, 2009 4:04 PM
Meeting Minutes[masked] - Meeting minutes can be found here:­mington-Freethinkers-Meetup-Gr­oup/messages/boards/thread/778­2566 Brian Oct 1, 2009 4:15 PM
Re: [atheists-760] Hey! - Would anyone else be able to make it to Champaign tonight to represent our group at IlliniCor? I'm sorry to hear that Jake! ?Hopefully you've already notified your bank. ?You should also file a complaint with the FBI? Brian Sep 13, 2009 11:26 AM
Hey! - Bad news! I ordered something online awhile back in early August, and now some company has user 8. Sep 13, 2009 10:00 AM
Fwd: United Coalition of Reason Sept 13th. - Group, Please see Phil's announcement regarding events on September 13th. Brian ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Phil Ferguson Brian Sep 3, 2009 8:48 PM
Meeting Minutes[masked] - Meeting minutes can be found here:­mington-Freethinkers-Meetup-Gr­oup/messages/boards/thread/758­1646# Brian Sep 2, 2009 12:18 AM
Re: [atheists-760] Meeting Minutes[masked] - Brian, I am trying to start "IlliniCor" It would be pa Phil F. Aug 21, 2009 2:08 PM
Meeting Minutes[masked] - I've posted minutes for anyone that is interested:­mington-Freethinkers-Meetup-Gr­oup/messages/boards/thread/7 Brian Jul 26, 2009 3:33 PM
Hey - Preview not available Marcia Jul 13, 2009 1:15 AM
Meeting Minutes[masked] - We're trying something new. Here is a link to today's meeting minutes:­mington-Freethinkers-Meetup-Gr­oup/mes Brian Jun 28, 2009 2:43 PM
Religulous at IWU - Hey everyone, Tomorrow [masked]) our student group will be showing Religulous in the Hansen student center at 7:30p. You are all welcome to come!! Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm Location: Hansen Student Center Street Joey Apr 6, 2009 10:07 PM
March Meetup - Thanks to whoever arranged a March meetup in my absence, I was sorry not to be able to make (at the last minute), so far as I can tell, I won't have any problem with March 29. I'm looking forward to seeing you all again. Meanwhile, email me with any sug Richard Feb 22, 2009 5:05 PM
Sorry! - It turns out I must change my RSVP. I won't be able to make the meeting that I scheduled. It turns out that the meeting conflicts with another obligation that appeared at the last minute. I assume Brian will be there, though, and I hope he'll inform me Richard Feb 20, 2009 3:18 PM

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