“ Great idea, love the sunday Morning Breakfast discussions! ”
— Dev on Sep 7, 2015.
“ A place to meet very interesting well informed people. ”
— Reece H. on Jul 17, 2015.
“ Terrific organization. ”
— Steve B. on May 5, 2015.
“ Still getting to know you... ”
— Carol K. on May 5, 2015.
“ Exceptional! ”
— Steve M. on May 4, 2015.
“ A desirable group to be a part of. ”
— Gordon M. on May 2, 2015.
“ Great! ”
— Benito F. on Apr 22, 2015.
“ Reasonably respectful ! ”
— Yohan b r. on Mar 26, 2015.
“ I'm a newbie, everyone is friendly and giving me tools to educate myself on atheism so I can have some spirited debates with those believing otherwise. ”
— Christine G. on Jan 31, 2015.
“ great folks with pleasure to socialize & share with out re-assumptions of swami belief or faith journeys... ”
— Bill S. on Jan 4, 2015.
“ Love this group! Nice people and intelligent conversation. Yay! ”
— Christy J. on Nov 26, 2014.
“ I am impressed you were able to get such a well-known (in our relatively small circle) guest. Carrier was the only one who impressed me at all; YECs have so distanced themselves from reality that I'm not inclined to listen to any of their arguments. Certainly tonight's YEC performance didn't cause me to re-evaluate my opinion. ”
— Al on Oct 24, 2014.
“ A nice group of people (of those who actually attended). ”
— Buck B. on Sep 19, 2014.
“ Excellent, interesting group of people, good conversations. ”
— Sally R. on Aug 13, 2014.
“ I am glad it exists, and I hope to see it grow in leaps and bounds with new members all the time. This world needs more skeptics and people of reason. ”
— Michael Steven M. on Jul 28, 2014.
“ Thanks for bringing us together through this informal, welcoming organization. ”
— Jared P. on May 10, 2014.
“ well attended meetings with great diversity among participants and very dynamic conversation. ”
— Revilee L. on Jan 7, 2014.
“ It is great being with like minded people. ”
— Timothy T. on Nov 20, 2013.
“ The best... ”
— David F. on Nov 18, 2013.
“ got more people - great ”
— Carolyn Z. G. on Nov 3, 2013.
“ It's great to be around like minded people, and to have a platform to let other people know that it's okay to question your religion. ”
— tracy on Jul 20, 2013.
“ Had a great time. Met a lot of new people. Thanks for the great time. Will definitely attend again. ”
— Da M. on Jul 12, 2013.
“ Fascinating group. I'd be interested to hear what people are looking for in these meetings - support? community? a safe place to let off steam? call to action? debate? Are we defined by being FOR something, or simply AGAINST something? ”
— Brian M. on Jun 10, 2013.
“ GREAT people!!! ”
— Sharon E. on May 6, 2013.
“ Fantastical. ”
— Jamie on May 4, 2013.
“ Lovely setting. Thanks to the host for sharing her home. Gratitude to the organizers. Dave's comments on the Free in Free thought were excellent. K ”
— Kay H. on Apr 8, 2013.
“ I don't attend many BYS functions because I'm not an atheist. But the ones I attend are nearly always worthwhile. I prefer BYS over any of the other meetups in the Orange County area. ”
— Cary C. on Mar 21, 2013.
“ Can't wait to have an opportunity to speak with people ”
— Harriet on Feb 23, 2013.
“ Great people, great company, great times. What more needs to be said? It's important for all of us to work toward getting the various, numerous secular groups together into a solid, committed, organized voting block. Only then will we be able to exert our political muscle and confront our politicians, the Religious Right, the naysayers, et al, as a viable force to be reckoned with. We need to take it to the next level and transform ourselves into a formidable secular social and political demographic that will no longer be silent, which will no longer be silenced, and which will not go away. Let's leverage the hard-won momentum we've finally achieved to demand our proper place at the table of respected ideas in contemporary American society. The time is NOW. ”
— Den on Feb 23, 2013.
“ Great organization. ”
— Michael on Jan 15, 2013.
“ Super. The attendees are not only friendly, they are smart and interesting and appreciate my sense of humor. (I think they do!) ”
— Carol G. on Dec 23, 2012.
“ Excellent ”
— Loren T. on Oct 25, 2012.
“ I highly recommend this warm and friendly group of people. Backyard Skeptics community outreach events are a great example of what other Skeptic groups could be doing -- but for whatever reason don't seem to do. We travel from South Pasadena to attend their events and I always feel that the drive is worth it. ”
— Hannah on Aug 19, 2012.
“ Excellent! ”
— Dave S. on Jul 27, 2012.
“ Everyone was very friendly. It was a nice mix of people. We appreciated being among so many like-minded individuals. ”
— Dale s. on Jun 7, 2012.
“ Terrific means for the freethinking community to network and to organize itself. ”
— Christine J. on May 28, 2012.
“ Well done, friendly atmosphere. ”
— Scott G. on May 2, 2012.
“ Always a good, though-provoking time. ”
— Kent M. on May 2, 2012.
“ Good people and stimulating discussions. ”
— Bert on Apr 4, 2012.
“ Great group, I look forward to the next gathering. ”
— Irma on Feb 10, 2012.
“ Real nice folks, can't wait to come to more events. ”
— Paul Z. on Jan 31, 2012.
“ Well, as i said in reviewing the particular meetup, I enjoyed meeting everyone (even our buddies across the aisle). Everyone seems to have great ideas to contribute and I look forward to coming back. ”
— Terry E. on Jan 26, 2012.
“ Good people! ”
— Josef B. on Jan 16, 2012.
“ Great group of people! ”
— Michelle K. on Dec 24, 2011.
“ Nice group. ”
— R J. on Dec 24, 2011.
“ It was my first time to attend, very impressive. ”
— S P. on Dec 24, 2011.
“ Nice to meet people where one can speak freely...not sure about how fervent I am to change the world in this regards, but am glad that someone is! As much as provoking doubt, maintain an element of inclusiveness in your marketing. ”
— Lars on Dec 4, 2011.
“ This is one of the best Meetup groups I belong to. ”
— Charlene on Dec 3, 2011.
“ Not sure yet. Sometimes takes me a while to make up my mind about things. Definitely positive though. ”
— Derek W. on Nov 25, 2011.
“ The trips are fascinating and unique. Bruce is a very detailed organizer who makes sure that everyone is included in activities. ”
— ~Patricia~ on Oct 30, 2011.
“ Love it! We will return. ”
— Suzen on Sep 23, 2011.
“ Wonderful ”
— Vince H. on Sep 23, 2011.
“ Great group ”
— Al on Sep 23, 2011.
“ Great group of people. It was a very friendly group and one which I would definitely like to be a part of. ”
— Gray L. on Sep 18, 2011.
“ This is a group for people that value critical clear-thinking, logic and science. ”
— cravingthesun on Sep 15, 2011.
“ It was my first time, and I felt very comfortable. Look forward to attending the lecture and discussion meetups with this group. ”
— Marion J. on Aug 21, 2011.
“ WOW! This was a great event. Thank you to everyone who came and was able to open up and share experiences and ideas freely. Everyone had something to contribute. Unlike most parties/get togethers I have been to, almost everyone here had no problem going up to complete strangers and introducing themselves and have a conversation with them. What a terrific experience and group of people. ”
— Darran on Aug 21, 2011.
“ Great group ”
— Jack C. on Jun 9, 2011.
“ Usually courteous discussions & interesting speakers. ”
— Sprite on Apr 25, 2011.
“ I really enjoyed sharing a meal with the Skeptics after the lecture. Great group of people, stimulating conversation. ”
— Lucky P. on Apr 18, 2011.
“ Excellent, informative, friendly folks! ”
— Jennifer on Apr 16, 2011.
“ I very much enjoyed the discussion and the knowledgable people in the audience. I would have liked to attend other events with these people. However, the thing that makes me unlikely to attend again is that its a business charging money and there is an effort to recruit people into an organization. I just wanted to hear the guy speak. ”
— Gregory M. on Apr 15, 2011.
“ It was fun and thought-provoking. Will attend again. ”
— Allan S. on Apr 15, 2011.
“ Excellent. Extremely helpful and pleasant. A chance to meet new and interesting people. ”
— Ken L. on Feb 16, 2011.
“ I truly have enjoyed this group and the setting is wonderful. The Gleasons are great hosts! I look forward to our meetings every month and appreciate all the effort Bruce puts into it. The discussions are intellectual, thoughtful and fun. ”
— anacleta1818 on Oct 28, 2010.
“ It is wonderful to be surrounded by such intellectual people. ”
— Christine on Oct 7, 2010.
“ Excellent. ”
— Eric H. on Sep 23, 2010.
“ It was my 1st event, the members seemed polite, open, intelligent. Very enjoyable crowed. ”
— Patricia on Aug 26, 2010.
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— Jacob on Aug 26, 2010.
“ It is a great meetup group. ”
— ERNST G. on Aug 15, 2010.
“ These talks are very informative. ”
— Mary T. on Jul 28, 2010.
“ Very nice people here--and non-judgmental, which is great! ”
— Lynne on Apr 5, 2015.
“ Ripping up pages of biblical text does not help the our cause. I understand it wasn't the bible, but I don't think that matters. It is okay to be angry with fundamentalist Christians, but offending all Christians is a bad idea and will push our cause backwards. Freethinkers are atheists, but the bible is of scholarly importance and deserves a little more respect. ”
— David M. B. on Sep 22, 2011.
“ We can't really do much on weeknights as my husband works to late and too far away for us to be able to get to events on time. There have also been a number of things we would have loved to participate in but due to my physical inability to work we couldn't afford to. Thus, geography (and my ill-health) prevent us from attending many meet-ups. However, we have really liked the handful of things we have participated in in the past year. We are glad you exist, to be sure. ”
— Ginger F. on Sep 9, 2013.
“ Okay, I guess. Didn't meet anyone new, as there was no way to identify the skeptics from others in the community. ”
— Bob K. on Nov 10, 2013.