“ Great! ”
— Tim P. on Jun 6, 2016.
“ This is the second time this happened. Im no longer going to attempt to meet with these people again. I have more important things to do than waste time only to get stood up. ”
— Gwen S. on Apr 17, 2016.
“ Awesome event planning and communications! I look forward to seeing CFI members at future common-interest events and community activities around SW Michigan! ”
— J C. on Mar 24, 2016.
“ Good ”
— Mark D. on Mar 6, 2016.
“ Nice to meet with smart sensible people. ”
— Maggie on Dec 9, 2015.
“ The semi-monthly lectures at the Women's City Club, are really great! ”
— peter on Feb 26, 2015.
“ Works well for me. ”
— Norma Jean W. on Sep 30, 2014.
“ Good preparation by leader and good discussion ”
— June on Sep 5, 2014.
“ Great! ”
— Lou W. on Feb 13, 2014.
“ Good - I've been attending since it was Free Thought of Grand Rapids. ”
— Shel L. on Jan 24, 2014.
“ It's going to hell. ”
— Paul S. on Sep 8, 2013.
“ This is the first CFI meetup I've made it to, and I'm looking forward to making it to more. ”
— Jason Eric J. on Jul 21, 2013.
“ Great! ”
— Chris M. on Jan 27, 2013.
“ Excellent ”
— Charles L. on Jan 13, 2013.
“ I have only been to one meeting so it is a little hard to judge at this time, however it was very interensting. I wish I had known about it a long time ago. It is nice to have like minded people to talk with. ”
— Robert T. on Sep 9, 2012.
“ I think it was a good talk in general. I've been an atheist all of my 39 years. I've just become aware I could be an atheist in public only last month. There are a whole litany of books I'm trying to catch up on reading. I've only been to two of these meetups, I sort of felt like I was walking into the middle of an on-going conversation with everyone else in the group. While I don't know everything about the topics, I'm doing the best I can to learn what I can. This meetup in particular didn't really talk about the topic it was advertised as. We had one guy ask a question about how prayer in government agencies conflicted with church-state separation, but the speaker even said that since most people in his constituency are believers,he wouldn't give it much priority. What? To his credit, the speaker did say he would look into it further. Having complained so much, I still think these meetups are great and the host does a good job giving information to new people,but it could be better ”
— Ron P. on May 14, 2012.
“ Like it . Informative and glad to see an outlet avaiable for opening the mind. ”
— Dan on Apr 30, 2012.
“ I don't have enough expirence to comment. I did like the format & content of the old CFI group ran here by Jenne Shafer. ”
— Warren on Feb 29, 2012.
“ Great presentations, friendly people and good conversations. ”
— Kirk L. on Feb 9, 2012.
“ CFI hosts an amazing array of quality programs, I'm so happy to have the community. ”
— Janelle on Nov 29, 2011.
“ I am impressed with everything the Center for Inquiry has to offer. ”
— Luke M. on Oct 27, 2011.
“ Great group. Challenging topics and conversations. ”
— Hedda M. on Sep 26, 2011.
“ This is great group. ”
— Stephanie S. on Sep 13, 2011.
“ Center For Inquiry has been my lifeline in Michigan. I'm so happy this wonderful caring group of like-minded individuals exists. Friendly and open to everyone. ”
— Tiffany E. on Sep 12, 2011.
“ So far, so good. I met a couple very friendly people who made me feel welcome and at home right away at the Wednesday evening lecture. I came away from this feeling I was in the right place and could truly be myself. How refreshing. I can't wait to take part in more events and look forward to involving my children, as well. I think this will be a positive and rewarding experience that my children and I can participate in as well as eventually serve in our community. I love that we are all linked through the online Meetup, facebook or CFI website. I'm happy to see many events planned, and that people really do want to learn, share and make a difference. We need each other for support and we need to give our next generation the skills to be well educated, critical thinkers who care and who may take leadership positions in the future. It's nice to have a group of like minded folk to bounce ideas and experiences off of. Thank you CFI for being here! ”
— Cindy R. on Jan 27, 2011.
“ An opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with a terrific group of rational people and to partake in their endeavor to promote critical thinking. ”
— Jim H. on Sep 15, 2010.
“ Again, at which meetings do they cover topics other then atheism? ”
— Luann T. on Sep 10, 2010.
“ This is a good forum for questioning one's faith and belief system. This group is important because it asks everyone to use their mind and apply reason rather than blind faith. However, I sense there is an antagonism against religion and mysticism that I do not find entirely healthy. Although there has been a history of violence performed in the name of religion, absence of religion will not improve matters. Religion is not the problem, people are. I agree with Albert Einstein, "Science without religion is lame, Religion without science is blind". Like Einstein, I no longer believe in a personal God. However, I do believe that humanity has imagination and can think of things not yet proven. Therefore, we should not dismiss religion and mysticism but embrace it as an imaginative way of thinking and realize that someday science will put this imagination into proper perspective. In the meantime, we need to keep appreciating one another for our differing perspectives. ”
— David B. on May 20, 2010.
“ Great group of people - they are very open & friendly and accept people from all different backgrounds. ”
— Jennifer B. on May 18, 2010.
“ They are so welcoming, helpful, and informative to newcomers. I'm so glad I finally became an official friend of the center. ”
— Michael Walters J. on Feb 27, 2010.
“ Just like you Jennifer, I had no intention to attend any meetings, but I thought it would be a great idea to mimic you and promise attendance in order to motivate others to attend. Keep sending me invitations so I can play this stupid game ..just like you do And I am sure you will keep this "completely anonymous” ”
— Tom on Jun 11, 2012.
“ It was ok. I thought there was going to be more dialogue and enthusiasm. ”
— Jittery M. on Jun 8, 2014.
“ Disappointing ”
— mark l. on Jul 20, 2013.