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BNFree reading group updates - Hi Freethinkers, Last month the BNFree reading group finished our most recent book, so time for a couple updates: This month we're doing a one-off discussion on issues related to designer babi Derek Apr 13, 2019 6:06 PM
Solstice Dinner December 19th - It’s time to reflect and refresh! Let’s celebrate the solstice with a potluck dinner. On Wednesday, December 19th, at 7:00 pm, we will join the Humanist group at the Unitarian Universalist Church for fun and lively conversation. Please bring a dish to Denise Dec 12, 2018 9:11 PM
(BNFree) Next reading group selection: Stories by Jorge Luis Borges - Hi BNFreeple, The next book we'll be looking at for our reading/discussion group was recently posted on the Meetup page, and a link is in the meetup for the next Coffeehouse meeting. We're reading some short stori Derek Jun 25, 2018 10:03 PM
BNFree reading group--next reading is "Man's Search for Meaning" - Hi BNFree people (BNFreeple, if you will), The message board thread for our next reading group book is posted at Derek Apr 23, 2018 3:37 PM
BNFree is co-hosting an Ask an Atheist Day discussion with the Eastview! - Derek Mar 27, 2018 3:34 PM
BNFree March reading discussion--Haidt 9 and 10. - Hi everyone, We'll be discussing chapters 9 and 10 of The Righteous Mind in our next Coffeehouse meeting. In these chapters he going to start talking about evolution and human group behavior. Some main points a Derek Feb 28, 2018 6:24 PM
Darwin Day lecture co-hosted by BNFree! - Hi everyone, After much work, we have finalized all of the details for a guest lecture for Darwin Day! BNFree is co-hosting the event with BN Humanists. The speaker will be Dr. Christopher Horvath, Professor of Philosophy Derek Feb 4, 2018 7:07 PM
Lasty day to vote for Darwin Day topic - Hi everyone, Tomorrow is when I'll tally up the votes for the Darwin Day topic at­polls/1260336/ , so if you haven't voted no Derek Jan 13, 2018 12:13 PM
BNFree Darwin Day speaker and poll for topic - Hi everyone, Darwin Day is on February 12th, and we're planning to have an event to celebrate. So on the 10th (the Saturday before Darwin Day), BNFree and the UU Humanists will be hosting Dr. Chris Horvath, a Professo Derek Jan 7, 2018 9:21 PM
Reminder: BNFree panel "Being Non-Religious in Illinois" coming up this Saturday! - Hi everyone, If you haven't been checking all those Meetup emails, remember that we have a panel coming up this Saturday at 3:00 in the Bloomington Public Library community room. The list of panelists includes members Derek Nov 28, 2017 5:08 PM
Re: [atheists-760] BNFree big events soon: December panel and Skepticon trip - Hi everyone, A reminder that, if you're interested in joining us for Skepticon or being on the December panel, you should reach out to myself or Denise, either by email or through Meetup. If you've already done so Derek Oct 2, 2017 9:38 PM
BNFree big events soon: December panel and Skepticon trip - Hi BNFree-ers,   There are two important upcoming things to announce, both requiring advance co Derek Sep 22, 2017 10:42 AM
BNFree August reading and discussion - "The Righteous Mind" Chapter 1 - Hi everyone, As discussed at the last business/discussion meeting, we're going to start a book. Over the next several months, we'll do one or two chapters of it per month. That way we can explore a topic in more d Derek Jul 6, 2017 11:52 PM
July discussion thread - Hi everyone, The discussion thread for July is up . The main reading is an article called, "How St. Augustine Invented Sex." Derek Jun 19, 2017 6:00 PM
Next discussion topic up and game night on Friday - Hi everyone, Two things: 1.) The thread for the next discussion topic has been posted . It's about whether the mind i Derek May 23, 2017 7:32 PM
BNFree May discussion topic - "Existentialism is a Humanism" - Hi there, The title mostly speaks for itself. But in case it doesn't, this month's discussion will focus on Jean-Paul Sartre's 1945 address laying out what he thinks are the tenets of existentialism. Derek Apr 18, 2017 9:03 PM
New discussion thread up - Hi thinkers who are also presumably free, The thread for April's discussion is  here . The main piece is a TED talk, the topic of which is wha Derek Mar 20, 2017 7:00 PM
Reminder - Sunday business meeting and discussion group - Hi everyone, Remember that our business meeting and discussion group will be on Sunday. The thread for the discussion topic is here ; the topic is Derek Mar 1, 2017 10:32 AM
Trivia Team Members Wanted - Hello BNFree, The WGLT Trivia event is coming up this weekend, and we still have spots available on our team. Interested? It is a lot of fun. See the info on the event page , and RSVP Denise Feb 28, 2017 12:29 AM
Next discussion/reading group topic posted - Hi everyone, The thread for the next topic is posted . The main topic is a podcast about whether the universe we live in and experience might be a Derek Feb 14, 2017 11:40 AM
Sunday, Feb 5 meeting and discussion - Hello members, For our February discussion, I thought it would be nice to discuss something evolution-related in honor of Darwin Day on Feb 12. I've always been interested in the battles over creationists' attempts to change science education. Denise Jan 24, 2017 11:20 PM
BNFree: Final reminder of elections and discussion group tomorrow - This is one last reminder that our officer elections are at tomorrow's meeting , and that tomorrow will be a discussion of the relationship between facts and values. Derek Jan 7, 2017 2:32 PM
December reading group - the fact-value distinction - Hi, The post for this month's discussion group is up . Denise, our chair, is going to lead this discussion on the fact/value d Derek Dec 30, 2016 7:30 PM
BNFree yearly elections at the next Sunday meeting. - Hi BNFreepersons, Yearly officer elections are at the next Sunday meeting! That's the one on January 8th  (the second Sunday of January--it was moved from the first Sunday for fairly obvious reasons). Derek Dec 22, 2016 12:06 AM
Winter Solstice Party - Hi BN free-peeps, On Saturday the 10th, from 6:00-8:00, we're having a Winter Solstice party with the Humanist group that's associated with the Unitarian-Universalist Church. The event will be at the UU church its Derek Dec 1, 2016 6:11 PM
Reminder: BNFree November Reading and Discussion Group (and business) meeting on 12/4 - Reminder: The next business/discussion group meeting is next Sunday (12/4) at noon. The location still has to be updated: it'll either be at Schnuck's like last month, or at the Community Building at Dunraven. The location will b Derek Nov 28, 2016 12:53 PM
Reminder: BNFree Sunday discussion 12/4 - Reminder: The next business/discussion group meeting is next Sunday (12/4) at noon: link here , including link to the discussion topic. The location Derek Nov 28, 2016 12:28 PM
BNFree November Reading and Discussion Group: Conversion - Hi BNFree peeps, The thread for the November discussion group is up, here . The topic is conversion. What is conversion? What causes pe Derek Nov 14, 2016 8:10 PM
Reminder-- BNFree reading/discussion group this Sunday - Hi everyone, A quick reminder that the reading/discussion group is meeting during the Sunday meeting on the 6th, i.e., three days from now. We'll be looking at Chapter 3 of Sam Harris' The End of Faith , in Derek Nov 3, 2016 2:50 PM
Skepticon 9 Planning - Hello all, It's time to solidify our plans for Skepticon. We need to know first who wants to go. If you have not already signed up on the Meetup page, please do so, preferably within the next 2 days. You can also post a message on the event to let u Denise Oct 29, 2016 9:38 PM
October reading/discussion group: "The End of Faith," Chapter 3 - Hi everyone, Here is the thread for this month's reading group, which, as I mention in the thread itself, I'll probably just ti Derek Oct 25, 2016 10:28 PM
Reminder: BNFree Sunday reading group - Hi everyone, Just a reminder that this upcoming Sunday is our October Sunday meeting, meaning also the reading/discussion group. This time the main reading doesn't even require reading--it's a ten-minute audio cli Derek Sep 26, 2016 11:31 AM
BNFree September Reading Group thread - Hi everyone, The thread for this month's reading group is up. The main 'reading' is a ten-minute audio discussion by historian John Gray, who says that religion is not primarily about belief and questions the Derek Sep 12, 2016 6:05 PM
August Reading Groiup - Hi everyone, It's a bit late coming in, but our reading for this month will be something from Schopenhauer. The link to the thread is Derek Aug 21, 2016 3:31 PM
August Reading Group thread - Hi everyone, The thread for the August reading group is online . The options include Schopenhauer, John Gray on religion and belief, and Robert Ing Derek Aug 14, 2016 5:21 PM
2 events this week, short notice! - Hello all, I've posted 2 events this week for the FFRF's re-dedication of Peoria's Robert Ingersoll statue. There is a dinner Wednesday evening Aug. 10th, and the ceremony itself is Thursday morning Aug. 11th. The ceremony is free and open to everyo Denise Aug 7, 2016 6:50 PM
July Reading - Hi everyone, The reading for July is in the July thread, here . (Since there was only one choice volunteered, and I decided not to sub Derek Jul 18, 2016 6:12 PM
July reading group suggestions by Tuesday - Hello, A reminder that if you have any suggestions for the July reading, you should submit them to the July thread soon. You can also send them di Derek Jul 10, 2016 1:57 PM
Re: July Reading Group submissions + movie - For some reason the link was to the welcome thread in the reading group folder. I have no idea how that was possible, since I didn't open that thread or copy its link, but The Internet works in mysterious ways. Derek Jul 3, 2016 5:16 PM
July Reading Group submissions + movie - Hi everyone, The thread for July reading group submissions is up . This time I'm leaving it to you all to submit things you think worth discuss Derek Jul 3, 2016 5:02 PM
Reminder--June reading group this Sunday - Hi everyone, Just a quick reminder that the June reading group discussion is coming up this Sunday; link here . The readings consist of two long bl Derek Jun 30, 2016 5:29 PM
June reading selection - Hey kids, After the votes online and offline were tallied, the Horgan/Kavanaugh debate had the most votes. Dworkin and Sagan also got votes--perhaps we can look at one or both of them in the coming months. Derek Jun 15, 2016 7:17 PM
BNFree June Reading Group options - Hi everyone, I've posted the thread for the J une reading group options . Post your preferences in the thread, or let me know by some other mea Derek Jun 8, 2016 2:22 PM
BNFree May Reading Group - Hi everyone, The May reading has been up for a couple weeks now, if you haven't checked it yet. We'll be discussing it at the Sunday meeti Derek May 30, 2016 4:20 PM
BNFree reading group--May selection - Hi everyone, I've put up a post in the Meetup forums for May reading group selections. Take a look , suggest a topic if you have one, and vote Derek May 4, 2016 9:34 PM
BNFree Reading Group forum online + first reading selection - Hi heathens, The BNFree page now has a specific subforum for the reading group: check the BNFree message board page . The top thread in t Derek Apr 6, 2016 1:05 PM
Flyer for Lauren Lane presentation attached - Denise Apr 5, 2016 2:26 PM
Lauren Lane speaking at UIUC this Thursday - Hi everyone, This is pretty last minute, but I was just told about it myself the other day. The Illini SSA is hosting Lauren Lane, the founder of Skepticon, on Thursday at 7:00 over on the UIUC campus (Gregory Hall 217, j Derek Apr 5, 2016 10:55 AM
Reminder - Reading group meeting tomorrow - Hi everyone, Just a quick reminder that tomorrow's business meeting is when we're getting together to discuss moving forward with the reading group. Location, time, and other info for the business meeting is at th Derek Apr 2, 2016 2:16 PM
Reading group organizational meeting - Hi everyone, From the response it looks like there's a lot of interest in a reading group, so let's see what we can do. Given the number of people interested, it would be best to meet in p Derek Mar 22, 2016 10:25 AM
BNFree Reading Group Update - Hi everyone,   This is a follow-up about a reading group for BNFree. I’ve heard some interest, but I want to get a better idea how much interest there is, and start w Derek Mar 13, 2016 3:27 PM
Book Club - Hello BNFree, We'd like to see if anyone is interested in starting a freethinker book club. And if so, how would you like to do it? (Online/in person? How often?) Give us any details you can think of. If you're interested, please send a messag Denise Mar 10, 2016 5:20 AM
Re: [atheists-760] New Year New Business - @font-face{font-family:Calibri;­panose-1:[masked];} Hi, Merle and I just wanted to say hel Merle L. Jan 20, 2016 3:00 PM
New Year New Business - Denise Jan 19, 2016 1:38 PM
Meetup details changed: BN Free Holiday Party - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­vents/155273522/ When : Saturday, December 21,[masked]:00 PM Denise Dec 19, 2013 3:13 PM
Re: [atheists-760] POSSIBLE CANCELLATION: Mayan End of the World Winter Solstice Skeptics Snackfest & Planetarium Party - Well played, Mayans. Well played. Sent from my iPhone On Dec 20, 2012, at 11:14 AM, Aleda < Rick Dec 20, 2012 12:04 PM
POSSIBLE CANCELLATION: Mayan End of the World Winter Solstice Skeptics Snackfest & Planetarium Party - POSSIBLE CANCELLATION: Mayan End of the World Winter Solstice Skeptics Snackfest & Planetarium Party Tonight's winter storm may make driving hazardous, so please check the invitation for any updates to this event before you leave home.  We Aleda Dec 20, 2012 11:14 AM
Meetup details changed: Mayan End of the World Winter Solstice Skeptics Snackfest & Planetarium Party - I've updated this Meetup to change the date.  It has been moved to Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.  I have also added a description of the planetarium show.  For more details, see the full listing: Aleda Dec 2, 2012 10:00 PM
Families with Kids - Hello Freethinkers, This just a quick note that  we have a new discussion board named "Families with Kid Brian Jun 21, 2012 7:58 AM
Meetup details changed: Picnic Potluck! - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­vents/68679562/ When : Sunday, June 24,[masked]:00 PM Aleda Jun 12, 2012 10:57 AM
Meetup details changed: Prove You Know Stuff about Things: Trivia Night - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­vents/54455052/ When : Saturday, March 24,[masked]:00 PM Aleda Mar 4, 2012 6:57 PM
Re:hello! - My God! This is a shop of my dream! ^_^ Visit it now!­p?xashowtopic=3fu5 mattie Dec 5, 2011 5:35 AM
Meetup details changed: BNFree Monthly Sunday Meeting - This meeting has been moved back a week. For more details, see the full listing:­vents/16652124/ When : Sunday, December 11,[masked] Brian Dec 1, 2011 8:11 PM
Re: [atheists-760] Meetup details changed: BNFree Monthly Sunday Meeting - Do all of you mind if I write letters to you? I mis you I live in Peoria if you got the mattie Nov 8, 2011 9:16 PM
Re: [atheists-760] Meetup details changed: BNFree Monthly Sunday Meeting - Sorry, I meant December 4th.  Hope to see you all there. Brian On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 8:29 PM, Brian < [address removed] > Brian Nov 8, 2011 8:31 PM
Meetup details changed: BNFree Monthly Sunday Meeting - The November and December monthly meetings have been combined and moved to December 12th to avoid the holidays. As usual, this December meeting will hold elections for next year's board members. Let us know if you would like to volunte Brian Nov 8, 2011 8:28 PM
Thank Mayor Bloomberg for Keeping NYC’s 9/11 Memorial Service Secular - I got this from the Center for Inquiry. If you have time, it's a quick process to click the link for the "contact form" and give Mayor Bloomberg a brief "attaboy" for sticking to his guns in let Aleda Sep 9, 2011 12:26 PM
Kitties Need a New Home - Preview not available Ryan Aug 30, 2011 8:57 PM
Re: [atheists-760] Bill Maher - I would like to join your group. are you buying group tickets or should I get one on my Phil F. Nov 29, 2010 10:29 PM
Bill Maher - Merle wanted me to Brian Nov 29, 2010 9:41 PM
Meetup details changed: BNFree Monthly Sunday Meeting - I've updated the location for this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­alendar/14917086/ When : Sunday, November 21,[masked]:30 A Brian Nov 16, 2010 8:00 PM
2011 BNFree Board Nominations - Fellow freethinkers, At December's meeting, official paid members will be voting on board members for 2011. Please let me know if there are any nominations or volunteers through email or bring then to the November meeting. If you'd to see the roles, Brian Nov 10, 2010 4:18 PM
Meetup details changed: BNFree Social Gathering - I've made changes to this series of repeating Meetups. For more details, check out our calendar. This Meetup repeats on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Where : The Coffeehouse & Deli Brian Aug 6, 2010 3:47 PM
Meeting Minutes[masked] - I have posted the June Sunday Meeting minutes:­essages/boards/thread/94420 Brian Jul 18, 2010 11:15 PM
Meeting Minutes[masked] - I have posted the meeting minutes from the May Business Meeting: Brian May 31, 2010 9:27 AM
oops--my bad - Sorry, folks, for mass mailing my replies that were intended for individuals. I'll try to avoid this in the future! Aleda Aleda May 16, 2010 7:36 AM
Re: [atheists-760] Fermilab reminder - Jake, Got your preferences...sorry I missed seeing your email until just now! Aleda Jake wrote: > I'm looking to go. I checked my summer class schedule, and I'm good > to go. June 6 or 26 is fine for me. > > > > > > -- > Please Note: Aleda May 16, 2010 7:14 AM
Re: [atheists-760] Fermilab reminder - Great! I have you all down as a yes. I'll make sure (for both our families) that elementary students are welcome on the tour. It would be such a great opportunity for the kids to see science in action! Aleda PS--I haven't forgotten to send you Aleda May 16, 2010 7:11 AM
Re: [atheists-760] Fermilab reminder - I'm looking to go. I checked my summer class schedule, and I'm good to go. J user 8. May 14, 2010 12:49 PM
RE: [atheists-760] Fermilab reminder - Did we respond? I hope so, we would love to go. We will hav Michelle May 13, 2010 8:10 PM
Fermilab reminder - Just a quick reminder that if you are potentially interested in the Fermilab field trip later this summer, please let me know! Potential dates: *Sunday public tours: June 6, August 1* *Saturday with Dr. Albrow : June 26, July 3 or 17, August 14, S Aleda May 13, 2010 2:17 PM
Meetup details changed: BNFree Monthly Sunday Business Meeting - Dr. Dale Birkenholz has accepted our invitation to speak to our group on May 23, 2010. Dr. Birkenholz is a retired professor from the Department of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University and spends much of his time involved with the John Wesley Brian May 6, 2010 9:41 PM
Fermilab field trip additional info - Below is my original email invitation. I forgot to mention that those who wish to participate may also want to bring along family members or friends. The Fermilab website shows that children as young as 3rd grade are allowed on school tours. So t Aleda May 6, 2010 10:06 AM
FERMILAB field trip - Greetings, B-N Free folk, At the Free Inquiry conference a few of us met a physicist, Dr. Michael Albrow, w Aleda May 5, 2010 3:13 PM
Meeting Minutes[masked] - I have posted the meeting minutes from this Sunday at the link below.­essa Brian Apr 28, 2010 12:00 AM
Re: [atheists-760] Bylaws ready for vote - UPDATE: ?Dave would like to hold off on a vote until the April meeting. ?But please review the Bylaws and either bring them to this month's meeting or comment on the Bylaws page on Brian Brian Mar 21, 2010 11:09 AM
Bylaws ready for vote - Members, Please read through our Bylaws and bring your thoughts to the March 28th Sunday Business Meeting . There wi Brian Mar 20, 2010 12:02 PM
Re: [atheists-760] BNFree Social Gathering - I'm taking dance classes on Tuesday evenings through April so I'm out. Dave Mar 4, 2010 10:09 PM
BNFree Social Gathering - It's my wife's birthday, so I won't be able to attend the social next week. If anyone would like to be the "host" on Meetup, let me know. Hope everyone has fun. What: BNFree Social Gathering When: Tuesday, March 9,[masked] Brian Mar 4, 2010 5:06 PM
Re: [atheists-760] Meeting Minutes[masked] - Hey Phil, We wanted to meet you as well, but had no idea where to find you. ?The three of us felt very similar to others that commented on your site. ?We were mostly disappointed. ?I won't put all of the blame on John Loftus though, Brian Feb 12, 2010 10:02 PM
Re: [atheists-760] Meeting Minutes[masked] - I'm so glad some of you made it to the debate. I wish i was able to meet you. Phil F. Feb 11, 2010 9:17 PM
Meeting Minutes[masked] - Things discussed/done: Treasurer's Report Meetup subscription payment due tomorrow (Jan 25) -- call for contributions We're going to have a bowling social soon. I'll find a date and hopefully many can come! T Brian Feb 11, 2010 9:03 PM
New Meetup: Carpool to the Great God Debate - Announcing a new Meetup for Bloomington-Normal Freethinkers (BNFree)! What: Carpool to the Great God Debate When: Tuesday, February 9,[masked]:45 PM suggested fuel donation: $5.00 per person Where: Tgi Frida Brian Jan 26, 2010 12:05 AM
Meetup details changed: BNFree Social Gathering - This event has moved to February 2nd because of The Great God Debate. For more details, see the full listing:­alendar/12370194/ When: Tuesday, Febr Brian Jan 24, 2010 2:29 PM
CUFree debate Feb 9 - Preview not available Brian Jan 20, 2010 12:24 AM
New Meetup: BNFree Social Gathering - Announcing a new Meetup for Bloomington-Normal Freethinkers (BNFree)! What: BNFree Social Gathering When: Tuesday, February 9,[masked]:00 PM Where: Coffee Hound 205 W. North St. Normal, IL 61761 (309) 4 Brian Jan 19, 2010 11:58 PM
Meeting Minutes[masked] - Meeting minutes can be found here:­essages/boards/thread/8316317 Brian Jan 3, 2010 12:49 PM
Meeting Minutes[masked] - Meeting minutes can be found here:­essages/boards/thread/8239745/­ Brian Dec 15, 2009 10:18 PM
Re: [atheists-760] Fwd: Dave just posted a comment for BNFree Monthly Meeting - We've had someone cover the i Dave Dec 12, 2009 4:51 PM
Re: [atheists-760] Fwd: Dave just posted a comment for BNFree Monthly Meeting - I'll cover the balance. My wife is supposed to help Dave pick out the maternity clothes, so I'll cover the other $40 there if n Rick Dec 12, 2009 3:02 PM

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