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Come spend Easter morning with us! Do you like to hang out with local like-minded people? Want a chance to get to know FANs in smaller groups? Or do you just get hungry on Sunday mornings? JOIN US at Mel's Diner for what we call our "Blasphemy Breakfast", not that we blaspheme that much, but atheist-related topics are known to come up at times. This is a great event to start with, if you haven't been to SacFAN Meetup events before. Also a great group of people to answer any atheist questions you might have, help you learn more about all the freethinking goings-on in the region, or help you any way we can. It's always a breath of fresh air to have brunch with like-minded friends. And we'll surely be friends once we've met you. I recommend their malts, omelets, biscuits n gravy, and grilled cheese. It's all good. And everyone's friendly here. Similar Blasphemy Brunches are held in other areas around Sacramento. Check the SacFAN calendar for their details. Also, you can subscribe to Sacramento Reason, the free, online monthly newsletter, at http://www.sacramentoreason.org , to see more details and info.
The history of ancient Christianity is an endlessly fascinating topic. Don Fox and Steve Thoreson are facilitating this meet up to review the history of Rome, religions of the Roman empire, Gnosticism, Mystery cults, history of Christian persecutions, biographies of major Christians, the history of the Bible and many other related topics. If you ever wanted to sort out Eusebius from Clement, or Constantine from Diocletian, or the Vulgate from the Septuagint, then this group is for you. Previous biblical knowledge is not required to participate. We will be meeting every third Sunday. Each meeting a specific topic will be covered. Check the comment section to find out what the current readings and topics of discussion are.
Ahoy Mateys! Join us in celebratin' His noodliness at Sacramento's 10th Flying Spaghetti Monster Party! WHAT This is a potluck, so please bring some food to share, plus $2 or $3 per person for the Reason Center cost sharing and party essentials. You may also bring some grog of your choice. If you can, come a half hour early to help set up chairs and tables, or stay after the event to help clean up. We encourage everyone to dress in pirate regalia, of course, since it's the only appropriate attire to celebrate the Flying Spaghetti Monster. There'll be • pirate singing 🎶 📃 • pirate costume contests ☠️🚣⚓💰 • board games 🏹⚔️🔮 (during the dinner if desired) And of course, most important, socializing! WHEN As usual, we be celebratin' on the first Sunday after the first full moon on/after the vernal equinox (aka "Easter"). WHO This is a family friendly event for the Sacramento Area Coalition of Reason (sacramentoCOR.org). Feel free to bring family and friends! LEARN MORE/get a refresher It all started with a 2005 letter to the Kansas School Board (http://venganza.org/about/open-letter) when they were considering teaching intelligent design. Learn more at http://venganza.org/about . Locally, the tradition was started by AOF in 2008. See photos from the 2014 (http://www.meetup.com/SacFAN/photos/21403052/354985262/), 2013 (http://www.meetup.com/SacFAN/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=14032962), and 2015 (https://www.meetup.com/SacFAN/photos/26030206/#[masked])FSM parties. This message approved by His Noodliness, the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Join us on the (usually) last Friday of the month for a night of games and food. Games will include Fibbage and other digital-media games from the Jack Box game series and table-top games such as Telestrations (both regular and After Dark edition), Joking Hazard, Exploding Kittens, You've Got Crabs, Cards Against Humanity, Gloom, Plague Inc., Epic Spell Wars, and any other game you would like to bring or suggest. NEWCOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED! So if you like trivia, games, fun, and probably pizza, then be sure to come hang out! NOTE: Fibbage and any other game from the Jack Box Series require you to bring a phone, laptop, or tablet with an internet browser. Fibbage maxes out at 8 players, but there are other games with no limit. We can also split in groups to play different games. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackbox_Games)