“ It was wonderful to be able to talk without having to hear religious dogma and asides come up. Thanks!' Got a chance to talk to Dale and Umit a bit during the 'technical' difficulties. Such 'thoughtful' minds, that it's a breath of fresh air. I am looking for a forum where I will have a chance to express myself and have people question me so that I can really explore what I really think on these types of interesting subjects. The talk on Sagan's definition of Atheism was very stimulating. I thought the comment that there was a spectrum of definitions for Atheist from disbelief to Anti theist suggested philosophic differences for discussion. I brought up a book Id read on the evolution of our feelings on animals down through the centuries. It's called The Animal Estate by Harriet Ritvo. Repulbished in1987 by Harvard University Press. (It covers laws, birth of zoos, taxonomy, research...I'll lend mine out to anyone interested. Thanks for the challenges to what I said, Utmid ”
— Rosalie on Nov 14, 2013.
“ good planning - good food - nice people ”
— Roni & Elliott Berenson on Oct 20, 2013.
“ good food...great people..can't ask for more than that. ”
— mardell on Oct 20, 2013.
“ Good people. I've formed great relationships with people in this group. ”
— Robyn on Oct 5, 2013.
“ I had a great time. ”
— Susan Haywood on Oct 5, 2013.
“ Everyone in the group is friendly and easy to talk to. I felt very welcomed by them. A BIG TWO THUMBS UP!!! ”
— Ray Greenbank on Aug 20, 2013.
“ Very good, I like the atmospher. ”
— Chantal Dothey on Aug 19, 2013.
“ Thanks for attending folks. I thought all went smoothly and I hope everybody had as much fun as I did. I'm impressed the Mayor showed up to greet us. The world is changing. ”
— Mark Farris on Aug 18, 2013.
“ Did not get to engage in conversation but everybody seemed friendly and inquisitive about the world around them. ”
— Mike on Aug 3, 2013.
“ Nice folks. ”
— Patty Marvel on Jul 6, 2013.
“ A great group of friendly and intelligent people ”
— Kathleen Landers-Appell on Jun 17, 2013.
“ I am getting involved in more things now and hope to get to attend more events soon. ”
— Rainy on Jun 12, 2013.
“ very positive ”
— Robert Good on May 26, 2013.
“ Great meetup! Love this group. ”
— Laura on May 25, 2013.
“ Great people. I wish I were well so I could hang out with them more. ”
— Janelle B on May 9, 2013.
“ gotta love these godless people ”
— Alida thynne on Apr 25, 2013.
“ Best tim I've had in months!! We should do this again soon! ”
— JJ on Apr 25, 2013.
“ If I keep hanging around with you guyd, I know I'll end up in hell!! ”
— Michael A. Hill on Apr 18, 2013.
“ Enjoyable so far ”
— Christopher DiBattista on Apr 12, 2013.
“ great hike, beautiful views. thanks for getting me energized for summer ”
— Nita on Apr 6, 2013.
“ Good and very interesting folks. ”
— ken on Mar 23, 2013.
“ As always, what a wonderful bunch of people. Need to stay in touch more. ”
— Jim Lahman on Mar 22, 2013.
“ A group of friends imbued with curiosity. ”
— Avtar Ahuja on Mar 8, 2013.
“ I've found what I've been searching for my whole life. I'm serious. I'm so excited to move forward & go to other meetings. Meeting others who share the same mind set & KNOW there is no imaginary being to guide their life. I hope to find intelligant conversation, fun & learn. Now that I know a lot of peeps. it just gets better & better. We must find a wat to separate church & gov't. ”
— laura smith on Mar 8, 2013.
“ Awesome! ”
— Jim Wilson on Feb 15, 2013.
“ It is refreshing to chat with like-minded people, hear different points of view, expand my awareness. ”
— Karen on Feb 1, 2013.
“ Just the best group ever. ”
— Sam Salerno on Jan 27, 2013.
“ great group of people, thoughtful and kind and fun ”
— Richard Solwitz on Jan 27, 2013.
“ This group is amazing! ”
— Marni Tiborsky on Jan 19, 2013.
“ The lecture was quite interesting! Dinner afterwards at Maya Restaurant was fun, too. Great food and many different conversations going on! ”
— Suzy Wernet on Jan 18, 2013.
“ The salt of the earth Thanks so much ”
— Shlomoh on Jan 18, 2013.
“ Tremendous ”
— bob kozlina on Dec 28, 2012.
“ A good group of people. ”
— Bill D on Dec 23, 2012.
“ Stimulating ”
— Margot Joseph on Dec 15, 2012.
“ The get-together afterwards at the Cornerstone Brewery was great. I got to meet other members and converse with them. Hope to do it again. ”
— Bob Griffin on Nov 17, 2012.
“ I have attended about three meetings, and the discussions in most cases are interesting and stimulating, making me think about various isusses ”
— Edward Bolte on Sep 30, 2012.
“ the women I met were fun and since I am new to the group they gave me a lot of information. I would like to attend a regular meeting some time soon. ”
— jackie testa on Aug 31, 2012.
“ Had a Great Time and loved the presentation! Thank you Mark and Tim for doing such a great job! Learned a lot! ”
— sheri presloid on Aug 26, 2012.
“ So far, so good! ”
— Jaymie on Aug 26, 2012.
“ The greatest group of people you could find anywhere. They're such nice people for a bunch of heathens. :-} ”
— Dale on Aug 25, 2012.
“ Great group willing to put their own views forward and not accept the usual. ”
— Jim on Jul 9, 2012.
“ Real nice people with great ideas! ”
— Linas K Muliolis on Jun 12, 2012.
“ A1 group of people! ”
— Gordon on Jun 12, 2012.
“ Wonderful bunch of intelligent people. ”
— Dwayne & Julie Viergutz on Jun 10, 2012.
“ What an interesting, fun, and friendly group of people! ”
— Y. on Jun 10, 2012.
“ Great group of people! Some very interesting characters :) ”
— Jayne Elizabeth on Apr 23, 2012.
“ Great group of people, love being around fellow Freethinkers and will defiantly join weekly meetups with the crew... ”
— Mika on Apr 7, 2012.
“ Very nice to be surrounded by like minds. ”
— Rich on Feb 5, 2012.
“ Peer interaction. ”
— chuck pervo on Feb 2, 2012.
“ I'm a member! lol ”
— Tim Campbell on Jan 15, 2012.
“ We need a bigger room. ”
— Steven Finley on Dec 16, 2011.
“ The people are all very nice. I'm glad I joined. ”
— Wendy Rabinovitz on Dec 5, 2011.
“ My second meetup. Impressed with how friendly everyone I meet is. I find the conversations, as varied as they are, very stimulating, open-minded and intelligent. Thanks, Nita, for suggesting this group to me. ”
— Ken on Nov 29, 2011.
“ We met new thinkers and enjoyed talking with them. We are looking forward to future meetups. ”
— Debra Hurst on Nov 18, 2011.
“ I've been to three meetups so far. I'm not comfortable in groups but there are a lot of friendly people in this group. The meetups are an opportunity for me to come out of my shell and get to know people while they get to know me. Religion taught me to deny my humanity, my essential self; not so sure who I am, or who I want to become. I feel attracted to non-believers. I never could relate to religion. ”
— William J Dowling Jr on Oct 30, 2011.
“ It was my first time at a Freethinkers Meetup. Several members went out of their way to make me feel welcome, and found the members in general to be very intelligent, interesting, and friendly. ”
— Glen on Oct 29, 2011.
“ A great group--fun and diverse conversation, great people to know. ”
— Peter Spearing on Aug 6, 2011.
“ I think the ones I met were swell folks and I hope to make more of the outings, same for the drinking skeptically group, and I hope to meet more in the future! ”
— Don M on Jul 26, 2011.
“ Generally a good group of people, good petters. ”
— Pitch on May 23, 2011.
“ I think that this group is filled with witty and inteligent individuals. ”
— Melodye Gay on May 1, 2011.
“ Great bunch of smart and funny people! ”
— Betzi on Mar 27, 2011.
“ Fun group of folks. So glad I joined! ”
— Chris K on Mar 27, 2011.
“ Great group of folks. ”
— Nathan on Mar 14, 2011.
“ Good group for those who like thinking, and like people who think and discuss without fear. ”
— Dave Huntsman on Mar 10, 2011.
“ A group of people with whom it is always a pleasure to spend an evening and to share conversation that always leads to some new insight and/or knowledge. ”
— Randy Pelton on Mar 6, 2011.
“ Food for the Brain .... A mind expanding group - love it ! ”
— Val on Feb 20, 2011.
“ Great speakers ”
— Bob Stanoszek on Feb 20, 2011.
“ Nice folks so far, I still have my wallet and my smile, so, they must be allright. Actually didn't have time to mingle much due to the late ending and the bitter cold outside, but everyone seemed nice. Looking forward to future meetings ”
— Henry Cavanagh on Feb 10, 2011.
“ This was my first venture with the group, combined the Skeptics, and I had a wonderful time. Waiting for the next MU. ”
— Bonita A. Becker on Jan 30, 2011.
“ Love the group! Fun & friendly people! ”
— Karen S on Jan 9, 2011.
“ Bunch of hacks! lol. No, everyone is so nice in the group, it's just refreshing to have totally open and critical discussions in a respectful forum. ”
— Chris on Dec 10, 2010.
“ They are part my Family, I wish to share them with the World:) ”
— Lisa Milliron on Oct 17, 2010.
“ Because we're awesome, duh lol! Because we are passionate about what is true, because we value reasonable, democratic discourse and have fun while doing so. ”
— Miguel on Sep 26, 2010.
“ Really nice group! ”
— Shellie Levine on Sep 20, 2010.
“ Thinking is still free (for now). Be a freethinker with us! ”
— Jack LaPlante on Aug 29, 2010.
“ I think favorably of the Freethinkers.....a more diverse group (philisophically) than I expected and quite able to explore issues while getting along....this response based on the emails as much as this meeting. ”
— Chris L on Jul 4, 2010.
“ It represents a wide variety of people, experience and ages. It is supportive, friendly and intelligent. ”
— Rafiq Mahmood on Jul 4, 2010.
“ If you're tired of the dogma spouted by people and politicians bent on eliminating one of Norman Rockwell's famous four freedoms, the freedom of religion--a freedom that exists only as long as we maintain the separation of church and state--you will find this group a breath of fresh air. ”
— Cloudberry on Jun 20, 2010.
“ Where else can you enjoy sustained rational conversation? ”
— Jay D. Gardner on Jun 13, 2010.
“ Gracious and interesting people. ”
— Frank Shoemaker on Jun 13, 2010.
“ This is a truly gracious and interesting group of people. Join us for lively conversation, friendly debates and to hear some fascinating "testimonies" of formerly religious people! ”
— Sharon W. on May 23, 2010.
“ Freethinkers think freely. ”
— Mark R. Orel on May 23, 2010.
“ You are not alone! ”
— Jim H on May 23, 2010.
“ I am very proud to be a part of this meetup group! It is chock full of interesting, intelligent, fun people. ”
— Mark Tiborsky on May 13, 2010.
“ There isn't enough mainstream discussion on important topics that effect us all. ”
— Chris Brooks on Apr 28, 2010.
“ The people seem genuinely nice and it is an excellent way to have good conversation without feeling the need to self-censor. ”
— Tiffany on Jan 10, 2010.
“ This group allows people to voice their opinion without feeling like they are going to be crucified for doing so... no pun intended.... well maybe a little. ”
— Greg on May 19, 2009.
“ To be part of a free - thinking group of people who know how to relax, and ejoy. ”
— Mary V on Mar 22, 2009.
“ A meetup group is a great way to express feelings and ideas without someone thinking you have three heads. Also, many felt the same way I did, I am a good person, not the immoral whack job they portray us to be. It is their effort to keep people from joining groups like this if they have any fear of being "different" from the norm. ”
— Tom Savoca on Nov 23, 2008.
“ The idiots are taking over and we gotta stop 'em! ”
— Wes on Aug 3, 2008.
“ To find open-minded people to talk to and be able to express themselves without fear. ”
— Ants Fujinaga on Mar 28, 2008.
“ Lots of real people. ”
— NKC on Apr 18, 2013.
“ it's better than joining a group of lemmings who just want a great view of the bottom of a cliff because they believe there are a bunch of pillows down there to give them a soft landing. And the 71 virgins. (Tricked ya into believing there was 72, didn't we?) ”
— Chris Skurkey on Feb 14, 2009.
“ With the next meeting I would really like to have the group make a decision regarding getting something posted online on our own website. Even a number of limited comments and short articles would be a good introduction to people who have not visited Meetup.com. DaThinker - Over and Out! ”
— Mark on May 24, 2007.