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Minnesota Atheists is Minnesota's oldest and largest atheist organization. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization that seeks to promote the positive contributions of atheism to society, provides a community for nonbelievers, educates the public about atheism, and promotes separation of state and church. We help make atheism part of mainstream society. We look forward to meeting you!

We are a member-supported organization. Everyone who works for Minnesota Atheists is a volunteer, but getting our word out does cost money. This site, our website, mailing newsletters, filming a cable TV show and participating in public events like festivals and parades all add up. We can do all of this thanks to you!

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In Depth - Discussion and Debate

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Next Topic: Does America have (a specific) culture?

What's this about: Discussion and Debate, with Anyone, about Anything!

Do you enjoy learning from others? Do you have ideas and opinions that you are willing to share? Let's get together on a selected subject and dig into it. What does it mean to you? This event is for people that enjoy staying on a topic and learning from each other, even though we may disagree. While each might be knowledgeable on a subject, it's likely that someone else has another perspective or background on that subject. Share what you know and ask others about their perspectives. We'll make sure everyone gets to share their views or you can just listen in, if you like.

Who: Everyone, especially people open to hearing another point of view.

When: Second and Fourth Tuesdays of each month, at 3:00 pm. 90 minutes.

How: We'll post a topic to discuss prior to each event - think "book club" without having to read the book. At the end of our discussion, we'll select the next topic. This will give everyone the option to do a little "homework" before meeting again.

Where: This is an online event, which allows participation beyond the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.

Link to the Zoom meeting will be available to RSVP'ers. Link will be active a few minutes before the Meetup starts.

Why: Life gets more interesting when it involves other people. Let's keep it interesting as well as fun.

M.A.S.H! Wednesdays (Mn Atheists Social Hour!)

Online event

Are you feeling SWAMPed? And you STILL can't overcome the feeling that you're missing time with others. Maybe you're a bit TENTative about meeting other Atheists. Perhaps you'd like to ask PIERCEing questions or just shoot some BS or BJ or KP. Do you have a HAWKEYE for details? It's all CAMPy fun and 'JEEP entertainment. COT your attention?

To answer some PRE-OP's, this is just for visiting O.R. perhaps filling a void - no ENLISTMENT necessary (well, maybe a Meetup RSVP). Fill your CANTEEN with some G.I. JOE or other favorite SWILL and NURSE it along for an hour. Go ahead, saunter up to the fuBAR and give your ORDERS (though no one is listening, just like in real life). You can enter RECOVERY later.

While some might share PRIVATE stories with a COLONEL of truth, most will be of the GENERAL kind, with some MAJOR variations - none requiring CORPORAL pun-ishment. Whether you CAPTAIN your own SHIP OUT of harbors or maybe you're a KLINGER-on'er, what passes by HOT LIPS stays here. If you're a POTTER or a TRAPPER - set your hobby aside for a bit. We can't all make it to PADRE Island but we can talk about our favorite escapes. Come and hear what others are doing lately - what's on your RADAR?.

So as to not be COURT-MARTIALED - Dis' Claimer: This event has NOTHING to do with "M.A.S.H." - the book or movie or TV show. Any association is completely incidental and does not reflect the views of our sponsors. This is a NON-COMMISSIONED plug for MN Atheists.

IN-COMING around 5:30 PM, every Wednesday; with occasional AWOL's.

Bowling for Deities at Memory Lanes, Mpls

Memory Lanes & The Flashback Cafe

Note: If you show up late you may have to wait to join us for the second (or maybe third, if you're really late) game.

It's now official: our bowling Meetup has found the right hook, strikes the right note, and spares no puns. Judging by the great time everyone has whenever we do it, Bowling for Deities is a MNA Meetup favorite. Each bowler chooses the god or goddess of his or her choice, appeals to said imaginary being, and finds out whether their particular deity rewards them with the best score. You can choose any god or goddess you like, but must be specific ("god" is just too vague).

Our venue is Memory Lanes, a fun and funky bowling haven in the heart of Minneapolis. Most of us usually plan on getting three games in before retiring to the fabulous Flashback Cafe and Cocktail Lounge for a late lunch. Cost is just under $5 per game and $3.50 for shoe rental, but a valid college I.D. saves you a buck fifty per game and another dollar on shoes. For more bowling info:

http://www.memorylanes.com/open-bowling-schedule/

Check out the menu at the Flashback Cafe here:

http://www.memorylanes.com/menu/

Don't be a turkey—sign up now!

Flying Spaghetti Monster Dinner (lunch) at Yarusso's

Yarusso Bros Italian Restaurant

For those who are comfortable having a dinner in person with no masks (preferably vaccinated), we have returned to meeting in person for our 5th Sunday Flying Spaghetti Monster Dinner at St. Paul's oldest family owned Italian Restaurant, Yarusso Bros.

Due to the 5th Sunday falling on Halloween, we are going to do lunch instead of supper as to not conflict with evening plans. They have switched to ordering at the counter, so you may order when you arrive or after saying Hi to the group. I expect food will come out staggered, but that's alright.

Yarusso's has a free parking lot, affordable prices, friendly staff, great atmosphere, and custom recipe meatballs which would make the Flying Spaghetti Monster proud. The website even shows a patron with a cullender on her head!

If you're scratching your head right now, it means you've yet to meet a Pastafarian. Fear not, this web site will explain it all: http://www.venganza.org/

So why the tradition of doing this on 5th Sundays? Well, it started as a fundraiser for our Atheists Talk Radio Program. Listen to past episodes at: http://atheisttalk.libsyn.com/ A 5th Sunday meant an extra program we had to pay for that month. We have taken a break from producing this program so we will ask for donations to our general fund. We will pass an envelope around for you to donate if the Flying Spaghetti Monster moves you to.

Please RSVP, indicate the number in your group, and keep your RSVP up-to-date. This will help with keeping our reservation up-to-date.

Carbo diem!

Past events (3,159)

Freethinking Females evening at Sweeney's Saloon

Sweeney's Saloon

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