Metro State Atheists

Promoting Science, Reason, and Secular Values

Christopher Hitchens Debate

The following was sent to me by Jeanette of Denver Atheists & Freethinkers (DAFT).

Christopher Hitchens will be debating Dinesh D’Souza in Boulder, an event called “What’s So Great About God?” It will be held at Macky Auditorium, on the CU Boulder campus. You can buy tickets (only $10. apiece, + $1.50 service charge) at King Soopers or online through the following link, which also has links to venue information and a map:

http://ticketswest.rd…

It may be hard for group members to find each other there, so if you want to hang out with DAFT members, it might be best to carpool. Boulder’s a long way out there for many of us, and it’s more fun to go to events with others, anyway. (I, Jeanette, live in southeast Denver by D.U., so that’s one potential carpooling hub.)

Note: No RSVP limit, no limit on guests, maybe RSVPs allowed. The only limit is on the number of available tickets, and that has nothing to do with me. biggrin

Thank you to D.A.F.T. member Robert Dixon for passing this info along to me.

Location:

Macky Auditorium

17th St. and University Avenue

Boulder, CO 80309

Time
January 26, 2009 at 7:00pm
That is a Monday
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December 13, 2008 Posted by | atheism, Events, god, News, religion | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Sam Singleton Is Awesome

So Sam Singleton, the Atheist Evangelist, donated a large T-Shirt to Metro State Atheists to be handed out at Denver Atheists & Freethinkers Halloween party. So, show up and I might give you free Sam Singleton T-Shirt. Be sure check out his website at http://www.samsingleton.com/ for lots of entertaining videos and insights.

– Chalmer

October 31, 2008 Posted by | Events, News, Newsletter | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Denver Atheists And Freethinkers Halloween Party

Denver Atheists And Freethinkers (DAFT) will be having a Halloween Party. There will be live music and loads of secular fun.

  • Location: Bushwacker’s
  • Address: 1967 S Broadway
    Denver, CO 8021o
  • Phone: 303-722-0280

When you get their, just tell them your with DAFT. Here is a description of the event from Jeanette, one of the primary organizers.

We finally found a venue for our party. I’ve moved up the start time to 8 o’clock, but it’s fine to come earlier or later than that. The live music starts at 9 p.m.

Greg R. and I will be there no later than 8 p.m., and will be wearing devil horns. To find us, refer to our photos. That’s probably the best way, because the staff might be busy, but if you look around and can’t find us, ask the staff for DAFT; we’ll let them know we’re there. It’s a small spot (capacity 100, plus extra patio space), so it shouldn’t be hard to find each other.

It’s a bar, so standard 21-and-up type of drinking establishment.

Cover charge: $5. (Cheap for a bunch of live bands.)

There will be four rock bands, ranging from New Wave-ish, through hard rock to punk. It’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but nothing I could schedule would be, and the variety increases the chance that people will enjoy something that’s offered.

Other pluses of picking a South Broadway venue: Fairly central Denver location, but cheaper cover charge than most places downtown, parking’s not quite as crazy as downtown (but the place is still very accessible by bus), you don’t have to be a 25-year-old supermodel, and you aren’t expected to wear lingerie (but of course you are all free to do so if you wish). SoBo isn’t as glitzy and fake as downtown.

These are the same folks that organized the Separation Of Church And State Rally a few weeks back. Anyway, Metro State Atheists will be there, and we hope you will be their too.

– Chalmer

October 24, 2008 Posted by | Events, Party | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Denver Atheists & Freethinkers Meetup To See Religulous

The Denver Atheists & Freethinkers (D.A.F.T.) are getting together to watch Rligulous.

Location: Esquire Theatre

Address: 590 Downing Street

Denver, Co, 80217

Time: Sunday October 19th, 2008 at 6:45pm

October 11, 2008 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pictures From Seperation Of Church And State Rally

Im holding the mic, and that Jeanette on my right.

Chalmer Wren

Lucia, the Author of Splendid Elles

Lucia, the Author of Splendid Elles

Victor J. Stenger

Victor J. Stenger

October 9, 2008 Posted by | Events, News, Politics, religion | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2008 Election

From Jeanette, an organizer for Denver Atheists & Freethinkers

As an individual, my own political inclinations are well-known to anyone who reads the message board, but the group as a whole is open to a diversity of people and doesn’t represent any particular political party, and as a leader of this group (as opposed to as an individual and member of the group) I’m not going to tell you all what political party or candidates you should vote for. I will urge you to consider whether your choices represent the best hope for equality, personal freedoms, and separation of church and state.

Also, I know that some of you might feel that voting is a futile act, and that no one person makes much of a difference anyway, especially when that one person isn’t part of a large voter block. In a sense this is true, but voting isn’t an individual act. It’s something that do collectively, acting in unison to shape our country.

This is something that evangelical Christians understand very well. They aren’t some enormous majority of society, they’re about 25% of the population. And that’s after a couple of decades of enormous growth that stems largely from their willingness to put effort into what they believe. They work together to such an extent that it creeps out the rest of us who are more inclined toward individuality. We wouldn’t even want to emulate their “hive mind” mentality, but if we aren’t ready to hand the country over to them, we’ll have to learn to follow their example just a little bit. At least get off the couch long enough to vote.

~Jeanette

October 9, 2008 Posted by | News, Politics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment