First Thursday @ The Hofbräuhaus

Atheists, Agnostics, Humanists and Freethinkers meet here. Regular monthly gatherings are held on the 1st Thursday. New people join every month, and we all wear name tags (no quizzes). Check the Message Board for current hot topics.

This is a purely social gathering. No agenda, no speaker, no rules of order. If you'd prefer a bit more structure, please check the calendar for lectures, FIG meetings, and other events.

If the weather is nice we will try to snag an area outside, if not we will sit inside. But either way the Hofbrauhaus is always fun.

New meetup scheduling due to my new work schedule.  This allows me to attend every meetup easily. I have heard several members asking to meet again here.  

From The Hofbräuhaus Newport's website:

"Hofbräuhaus Newport is America's first authentic Hofbräuhaus, modeled after the legendary 400+ year-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany.

Fun and friendly is the atmosphere in the Bier Hall, with live music and about 250 soon to be close friends. There is also a quiet dining room for those who want to simply come and enjoy the delicious Bavarian fare. Many dishes are prepared with ingredients specially made locally for the Hofbräuhaus or imported from abroad. The Bier Garden, with freshly planted trees and shade awnings, will seat an impressive 400 guests. The view is of Newport’s waterfront with the Cincinnati skyline as its backdrop."  

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The people were amazing. It felt wonderful to be surrounded by like minded people. The Hofbrauhaus service and good were abysmal as usual.

    October 11, 2012

  • Matt K.

    we’re usually the only ones with name tags lol, hope to see you next time

    October 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Hofbrauhaus was overflowing with a Russell Co. function. I toured the outside area and asked some servers if they knew of a meet-up with no results. I left after about 15 frustrating minutes of looking. If you want new blood, you need be more visible.

    October 4, 2012

    • Meg R.

      Hi Dave, I waited at the hostess desk and asked where the Cincinnati atheists were seated, and I was directed to the beir garden. The wait staff took a while to show up at the desk, but I've found they are usually pretty nice.

      October 5, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Matt, sorry I missed the name tags. The hundreds of Russell Co. people had tags too. They were the only ones that I saw.

      October 7, 2012

  • Ginja

    I had a great time. It was really awesome to meet like-minded people and to be able to have intellectually stimulating discussions. I enjoyed being able to speak my mind without fear of judgement.

    October 5, 2012

  • Matt K.

    good group

    October 5, 2012

  • Ben H.

    Great. We sat outside about 20+ showed. many new people came. It just keeps growing.

    October 4, 2012

  • Brian

    We are outside in the corner.

    October 4, 2012

  • Rich L.

    Marquis de Sade...

    "To judge from the notions expounded by theologians, one must conclude that God created most men simply with a view to crowding hell."

    1 · October 1, 2012

    • Jeff

      This is one of the primary reasons which drove me, upon continuing to contemplate the Bible, to decide that even if there is a God, I can't believe the Bible is his word. The Bible essentially casts God in the role of the Torturer-in-chief - creating man, and dooming the vast majority of all the people who've ever lived, to Hell - because they lived in a time and place where his word was unknown, or because his word came to them through conquerors (and who really wants to embrace the beliefs of those who've invaded their land and subjugated them).

      If some people are irredeemably evil, wouldn't it be more humane to simply have them truly die, than to cast them into a place of suffering and torture for *eternity*. I found no way to reconcile that with "God is light; in him there is no darkness at all".

      October 1, 2012

    • Rich L.

      every religion with roots in the middle east... Hebrew, Christian, Muslim...

      plagiarized from Sumerian mythology dating back 12k-8k years prior.

      St. Augustine was cannonized for the work he did for the counsel of Trent... His task was to gather together and re-write the older works written in Greek and Aramaic... This effort was then changed around / reworded etc. to reflect the version the catholic church sells as the word of god

      October 1, 2012

  • Rob D.

    Who's your favorite public intellectual athiest, or anti-thiest as I describe myself.

    September 15, 2012

    • Heather K.

      Greg Graffin

      September 18, 2012

    • Rob D.

      Now that we have lost our beloved commrade Chistropher Hitchens, my athiestic affections are devided equally between Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Penn Gillete.

      October 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sam Harris

    October 1, 2012

  • Matt K.

    my all time fav. has always been Christopher Hitchens

    September 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Or maybe George Carlin

    1 · September 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Neal de Grasse Tyson

    1 · September 18, 2012

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