*Cancelled due to rain* Last Redlands Market Night Booth of the Year

This event has been canceled due to rain per City Organizer.

Want to help let other non-believers know they're not alone? Then come join us at Redlands Market Night!

We'll be loosely following the "Ask an Atheist" format where we:

• Answer questions

• Pass out flyers 

• Give out information about our group

• Sell atheist themed t-shirts

• Chat with whomever stops by 

Let's show the world that atheists and agnostics are nice, normal, and happy people!

Market Night is from 6 to 9pm so stop on by anytime! You don't have to be there the whole time if you're volunteering - the market is a great event to explore and do a bit of shopping too!

We're looking for volunteers of every level, if you want to come and just hang out that's fine, and if you want to engage with the public that's fine too. We’ll go over tabling basics for anyone who isn’t sure what to do.

There's lots of parking all over if you come early, and lots by the Redlands Mall after 5. Just look for our booth with the big Atheist sign. If you still can't find us call Greg at (951) Three one eight - two six two eight.

Here's a sample of some of the questions and answers we'll deal with:

Q: Don't atheists have basically empty, meaningless lives since they don't believe that there’s any higher power out there?

A: Nope. We don't think that the world is an empty, meaningless place, even though we don't think a god designed it. We think the world is a fascinating, wonderful, interesting place, and we enjoy living in it. Now, you may think that it's impossible to "really" enjoy this world without believing of God as the designer. We don't feel that way.

Q: What do you think happens to you when you die?

A: Just in case there are any misconceptions about this, most serious atheists don't believe in reincarnation or spirits any more than we believe in hell. What defines "you" is what you think and feel, and how you interact with the universe. When this interaction ceases, you're not you anymore. So you simply stop existing.

Q: How can anyone possibly be moral without believing in God?

A: Pretty much the same way that anyone else can be moral – by considering their actions, weighing the consequences and deciding whether they’re doing more harm than good to themselves and other people.

Q: What's the difference between an atheist and an agnostic?

A: Atheism is merely the absence of belief in any gods. Agnosticism is not about belief in god but about knowledge — it was coined originally to describe the position of a person who could not claim to know for sure if any gods exist or not.

Q: Is Atheism just another religion?

A: No. Religions appeal to a supernatural realm controlled in most cases by a god or gods. Atheists have no written revelations, no god or gods and do not accept the existence of a supernatural realm or a creative super-being, as no evidence demands that they do. Atheism is therefore a rational evaluation of nature, whilst religions result from imaginative guessing.

Q: Do you hate God?

A: Nope. We don't hate Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy or Darth Vader either. Remember, atheists do not believe God exists. The way we see it, hating a nonexistent being would be as great a waste of time as worshipping one.

Q: Wow, this is really cool, how can I help out?

A: By joining up with the IEAA! Check us out online at www.inlandempireatheists.com or stop by one of our upcoming meetings listed on this flyer!

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  • JOAN

    Oh well, Greg, you can distribute the pamphlets next time. It wasn't really RAINING. I felt a drop or two on my walk and I was prepared to slog it out if Market Night was a go, but I'm secretly happy I didn't have to. (Southern Californians are such BABIES when they encounter weather).

    November 21, 2013

  • Phillip S.

    Cancelled due to rain. Some must have made god angry...

    November 21, 2013

    • Greg M.

      Sucks! I printed out pamphlets!

      November 21, 2013

  • Lance A L.

    I was planning on having my brother take my picture as I pinch my nipples in front of the banner "Are you going to hell?" I will stop and say hi!

    November 19, 2013

  • JOAN

    I tried to find the group in September, but saw no one. I walked up and down the booths twice. What gives? I'm willing to try again, but hopefully, I'll get more out of it than the beginning of a nice walk...

    November 9, 2013

    • Greg M.

      I'm very sorry to hear that. We're usually between 8th and 9th--they have us in the very back.

      If you can't find us just give me a call at (951)[masked]

      November 13, 2013

    • Phillip S.

      We have been on the same side as baskin robins but about three doors down. I'll be there around 5:30 to set up. Greg probably won't be there until about 6:30. If you can't find us before that then fell free to call me. [masked]

      November 15, 2013

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