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Below are the 9 most recent journal entries recorded in Twin Cities Atheists/Agnostics/Skeptics/Humanists' LiveJournal:

Monday, September 29th, 2008
5:18 pm
[cigale]
Religulous.
I am going to go see Religulous at the Burnsville/eagan theater sometimes either friday night or sat afternoon, anyone else interested?

Thursday, June 19th, 2008
11:48 am
[maekern]
Uses of this community.
I for one would be interested in seeing this community host some discussions of topics relating to atheism. Among other things, I'd love to hear members post about what they mean by "atheism", what reasoning or life experience led them to become atheists (or not to be, if we have any theists in the community) and similar topics.

This occurs to me because of an essay I wrote for my own journal, to clear up some friends' misunderstanding of what I mean when I describe myself as an atheist. I won't put it here unless other community members are interested in reading and posting that sort of thing.


Also, did anyone in this community go to the picnic discussed a while ago? I wasn't able to make it, but I was curious to know how it went.
Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
9:12 pm
[maekern]
An alternate creation story


The first 5 minutes of this are what I think is a rather poetic and well done description of more or less the current scientific understanding the origin of the universe written in the style of Genesis. It's very well done, and very pretty.

After that there is an exposition pertaining to atheism based on the disparity between the contents of most religions creation stories and observable fact. While I found it interesting, it may or may not be to your taste. I only point this out because I'm not posting this to start a religious debate... I'm posting it because the first part is a wicked cool poetic and aesthetically pleasing summary of current understanding of the history of the universe. YMMV on the rest. :)
Wednesday, May 28th, 2008
9:59 am
[luno]
Or we could just go to this picnic.
Shortly after I posted my poll, got corrected by the quick-witted purplesquirrel, then re-posted a second poll (darn LJ can't edit polls), I received this in my email:

First Freethought Picnic of the Summer of '08!
When: Sunday, June 8, 11:00 AM
What: Massive Pot luck (Don't forget to bring your own plates, utensil and drink!).
Directions & RSVP here: http://humanism.meetup.com/166/calendar/8027123/

Feel free to reply here if you're going. I won't be, as I'm volunteering for the MS-150 Bike Tour that weekend.
9:44 am
[luno]
tcathiest - Potluck or picnic?
Sorry, my calendar-fu is weak (or I'll have to admit, I can't multitask and post at the same time). Please pardon the re-post. How about we have a picnic?

Poll #1195108 Picnic or Potluck? (updated)

What dates work for you?

Sat, June 14th (flag day)
1(20.0%)
Sun, June 15th (father's day)
1(20.0%)
Sat, June 21st
0(0.0%)
Sun, June 22nd
0(0.0%)
Sat, June 28th
0(0.0%)
Sun, June 29th
0(0.0%)
None of these dates work for me.
0(0.0%)
I'm not interested in a potluck or picnic.
0(0.0%)

Picnic or potluck?

I'd rather bring food,
3(60.0%)
I'd rather chip in a few bucks.
0(0.0%)
Either one is fine.
2(40.0%)

How many people (including you) would you bring?

9:18 am
[luno]
Hey, folks. How about a picnic?
There aren't a whole lot of non-theist events in the near future, it seems. Why don't we make our own?

Edit: Sorry, I screwed up this poll. The new one is here: http://community.livejournal.com/tcatheist/1335.html
Friday, May 16th, 2008
9:04 pm
[maekern]
So, as our friends the lolcats say, "we has a group, what do we do wif it?"

By which I mean to say: We have created this community, so with what content shall we fill it?

I for one would love to see a restating of the few helpful tips that people made for finding other atheists to meet with... since they may have gotten buried in the unfortunate flamewar that caused this group to be created.
2:06 pm
[luno]
MN Atheists Pub Crawl
Have you been looking for an excuse to get out of the house and hang out with atheists? Here's your chance! We'll be crawling from Nomad World Pub at 7 PM on May 16th to Town Hall Brewery at 8:30 PM, then stopping at the Corner Bar for some atheist-friendly comedy. Shirts are $5 for Members, $10 for Non-Members.

I'm going to try to go to the Nomad, but I don't know if I'll make it to the Town Hall (but if you do, be sure to try their very tasty Oatmeal Stout, as well as pretty darn good Buffalo Chicken Penne).

EDITED: RSVP link here: http://atheists.meetup.com/493/calendar/7910123/
1:34 pm
[luno]
Introductory post
Inspired by a post to the ljtwincities community, I've created this community as a gathering place for those who prefer to live their lives free of superstition and myth. Whether you call yourself an Atheist, Agnostic, Free Thinker, Secular Humanist, Universalist or even prefer to live without a label, you're welcome here.

I'd like to see notes about local community gatherings, events and general conversation here - but hey, it's your community too. Please make it a welcoming environment for all of us.
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