I went to my second atheist get-together this weekend. Found via MeetUp.com!

Had a great time hanging out with some like-minded people, and lots of interesting discussions.

I don't want to sound like an advertisement, but I'm just really excited about finding a group in my area. So felt the need to share; and to recommend MeetUp since it provided me that opportunity. If you're looking for a group in your area and haven't found one yet, you should check it out.

Atheists.MeetUp.com





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Comment by Dave G on July 13, 2009 at 3:54pm
Meetup.com is quite useful, it's how I found the two monthly atheist meetups in my area, as well as a couple science-based ones.
Comment by Jess on July 13, 2009 at 4:46pm
I've always wanted to try one of the meetup groups, but I still have the frame of mind that people on the internet are strange. :p
Comment by Dave G on July 13, 2009 at 5:00pm
Well, to quote the Hatter, "We're all mad here." :D
Comment by Dave G on July 13, 2009 at 6:17pm
Neal,

I know what you mean by once a month just not being enough. Even a meeting every two weeks (two local atheist groups, with some overlap between them) isn't enough.
Comment by Reggie on July 13, 2009 at 7:58pm
There's an Objectivist club on campus, when they show I get someone to argue with. =)

I LOLed.
Comment by Reggie on July 13, 2009 at 8:01pm
Johnny, I think this is a good thing to advertise. For the most part, atheism is a community that is thriving due to the networking abilities available online. It would be nice to have that face to face time, too.
Comment by James on July 13, 2009 at 8:47pm
Awesome link!!!! I can't believe there are actually two groups in my area.
Comment by Reggie on July 13, 2009 at 10:00pm
Why do you think I followed your, "slowly I turned, step by step.." =)

Oh, I had it figured out then and I think it's safe to say we are on the same page as far as that goes.. I was a little sad that no one caught the Three Stooges/Vaudeville reference, though. :(
Comment by Reggie on July 13, 2009 at 11:37pm
That'd be it!
Comment by Jeremy Roney on July 14, 2009 at 2:18am
That site only shows two groups in my entire half of the state, and both in major cities many hours away. Guess it could be worse though, I could live in Wyoming, Montana, or the Dakotas. Idaho also seems somewhat devoid of atheist groups... must be all those neo-nazi compounds. Looking forward to getting back to school in the fall, discovered a campus group in the school's club directory... doubt they're going to be anything like what I hope they will be though. =(

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