Non-theist News – The Callout is Here!

We need your help! Plenty of events are in the scheduling process. We need volunteers for Ask an Atheist tabling  and our Send and Atheist to Church fundraiser (coming up soon). If you want to be more involved please let the new President (Nick McNeely) or the Treasurer (Serena Ostrander) know via email or Facebook. We can’t put on these events without you!

These events will be discussed at our upcoming call out. Which reminds me…

Upcoming Club Events

Spring Callout!
Wednesday January 29, 7:00 PM at Class of 1950 121
Wednesday the 29th will be our official Spring Callout! If you’re interested in any facets of non-theism, care about church-state separation, or just want to hang out without constant Bible-study invitations, come meet us all in person and learn about the club.  Pizza and soda will be provided for all.
(Facebook Event)

Feast of the Godless: Pappy’s Sweet Shop
Sunday, February 2, 7:00 PM at Pappy’s in the Union
It’s cold out, but the Union is close by.  Come get some diner food and get to know the people you met at the Callout!
(Facebook Event)

Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham Debate Streamed Live
Tuesday, February 4, 6:50-9:30 PM, Location TBA

Science popularizer Bill Nye (the Science Guy) will debate Ken Ham (CEO of Answers in Genesis) on the question, “Is creation a viable model of origins?”  We are looking for a classroom where we can gather to  laugh/cringe at creationist rhetoric.  Join us for some fun!
(Facebook Event).

Invited Speaker Phil Ferguson: Breaking the Cycle of Religion
Wednesday February 5, 7:00 PM at Class of 1950 121
Phil Ferguson is a long time skeptic/atheist and avid supporter of those movements.  He is a board member of Secular Student Alliance (we’re an SSA affiliate!) and blogger at Skeptic Money.  He is determined to help children get free from religion and will discuss “Breaking the Cycle of Religion,” in which he explores religious trends among young adults and suggests subtle ways to instill healthy skepticism in your family.  After the talk, we will socialize with Phil over dinner (TBA).
(Facebook Event)

Upcoming Campus Events

This Friday marks the beginning of the Symposium Christi conference, an annual event hosted by campus and community religious groups in the Purdue Memorial Union.  Its goal is “to explore and debate some of the most probing questions about faith, reason, and life via panel discussions, lectures, and debates.”

Though the club is not involved in the conference, we have made Facebook event pages for those interested in meeting with other non-theists to attend talks.

Friday, January 31
“On Being a CHRISTIAN Professor” (FB)
“Three Arguments for the Dependence of Morality upon Religion” (FB)
Saturday, February 1
“What Would Jesus Do? What Would Darwin Do? A Dialogue Concerning Radical Social Injustice” (FB)
“Sex and God at College” (Includes Q & A) (FB)

Non-theist News – Welcome Back to Purdue

EDIT: The Spring Callout is rescheduled to January 29. Details below.

Hello godless heathens!  Hope you’re ready to start another semester at slushy, snowy Purdue!

So what’s new for 2014?  A lot.

We hope to bring skeptical blogger Phil Ferguson to Purdue with the help of the Secular Student Alliance.  Our “Send an Atheist to Church” fundraiser is on the horizon.  Plenty of social events and discussion meetings are coming up.  Ask an Atheist days and Feasts of the Godless throughout the semester are also planned.  We’ll keep you updated!

Upcoming Events

Weekly Meeting: Club Business & Board Games
Wednesday, January 15, 7:00 PM at Class of 1950 121
This weekly meeting will be a hybrid of business and fun.  Bring board or card games because we will be playing them after we take care of some administrative business.  Anyone interested in the club may attend, but our callout (with free pizza!) will be the following week.

Feast of the Godless Back to School Edition: Mad Mushroom
Sunday, January 19, 7:00 PM at Mad Mushroom
Get back into the swing of things and join us for pizza.  The dining courts are closed and you might be stuck between leftovers or ramen; come meet us at Mad Mushroom’s instead!

Weekly Meeting: TBA
Wednesday, January 22, 7:00 PM at Class of 1950 121
TBA

Spring Callout! (DELAYED UNTIL January 29)
Wednesday January 22, 7:00 PM at Class of 1950 121
Wednesday the 29th will be our official Spring Callout. If you’re interested in any facets of non-theism, come meet us all in person and learn about the club.  Pizza and soda will be provided for all.
(Facebook Event)

General Info

There is a lot going on and even more coming up.  If you want to stay on top of it all, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter; we use Facebook events for invitations and event scheduling  We will be asking you for feedback throughout the semester. Stay tuned!

Non-theist News – Weekly Events and Info

Upcoming Events

Feast of the Godless Redux: Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Sunday, November 24th, 7:00 PM at Five Guys Burgers and Fries
(135 S Chauncey Ave, West Lafayette, IN 47906)
This weekend campus, including Five Guys, lost power!  We will try 5 Guys Burgers again this weekend.  Vegetarian options are available.  Come mingle with your fellow non-theists while the dining courts are closed.  Anyone interested in the club is welcome to join us at this event.

Those with peanut allergies: Five Guys serves bulk peanuts from open boxes throughout the restaurant.
(FB Event)
(Menu)

Weekly Meeting: Game Night
Wednesday, November 20th, 7:00 PM at Stone 217
After two serious Town Hall meetings and many exams, this week we’ll relax with some board- and card-games.  Join us in Stone Hall and take a short break from studying with some games.  Attendees are welcome to bring their own favorite games to the meeting. (FB Event).

Due to Thanksgiving Break next weekend and dead week in December, this will be the last official meeting of the semester.  Feasts of the Godless will continue through dead week.

General Info

If you want to help out with the club, please contact us via email, Facebook, or Twitter.   We always need volunteers to table events, post flyers, etc.  If those activities aren’t your style, behind-the-scenes assistance is greatly appreciated.

Non-theist News – Weekly Events and Info

Upcoming Events

Feast of the Godless: Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Sunday, November 17th, 7:00 PM at Five Guys Burgers and Fries
(135 S Chauncey Ave, West Lafayette, IN 47906)
This Sunday our weekly FotG will be held at 5 Guys Burgers and Fries (and hot dogs).  Vegetarian options are available.  Come mingle with your fellow non-theists while the dining courts are closed.  Anyone interested in the club is welcome to join us at this event.

Those with peanut allergies: Five Guys serves bulk peanuts from open boxes throughout the restaurant.
(FB Event)
(Menu)

Weekly Meeting: Game Night
Wednesday, November 20th, 7:00 PM at Stone 217
After two serious Town Hall meetings and many exams, this week we’ll relax with some board- and card-games.  Join us in Stone Hall and take a short break from studying with some games.  Attendees are welcome to bring their own favorite games to the meeting.(FB Event).

Fundraiser: Send an Atheist to Church - Feeding those in need and getting saved!
Time and Location TBA
The club will be hosting its yearly fundraiser in association with the Episcopal Student Association of Purdue.  Past years’ proceeds have gone to the Food Finders Food Bank in Lafayette.

We will collect money in the names of participating religious organizations in the Greater Lafayette area.  We attend a service at each organization. The more money donated in a denomination’s name, the more club members will attend that denomination’s service.

General Info

If you want to help out with the club, please contact us via email, Facebook, or Twitter.   We always need volunteers to table events, post flyers, etc.  If those activities aren’t your style, behind-the-scenes assistance is greatly appreciated.

Based on discussion in previous Town Hall meetings, we will incorporate:

  • An anonymous comment box via Google Docs – Make suggestions and tell officers about club-related problems/complaints.
  • Voting for Wednesday meeting discussion topics on Facebook and Twitter.

Non-theist News – Weekly Events and Info

Upcoming Events

Feast of the Godless: Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Sunday, November 10th, 7:00 PM at Potbelly Sandwich Shop
(117 Northwestern Ave, West Lafayette, IN 47906)
This Sunday our weekly FotG will be held at Potbelly on Northwestern.  Vegetarian options are available; vegan options are not.  Come mingle with the non-theists while the dining courts are closed.  Anyone interested in the club is welcome to join us at this event.
(FB Event)
(Menu)

Weekly Meeting: SNTP Town Hall Meeting II
Wednesday, November 13th, 7:00 PM at Stone 217
Last week’s town hall meeting  generated lively discussion regarding the activities the club should host and the scope of politicized causes it should endorse.This Wednesday, we will have a followup meeting to further discuss concerns raised in the first meeting and to consider the club’s future direction.This meeting will be open-ended and may lead to additional topics of discussion. Email, Google hangout, and our Facebook page will accommodate and consolidate more prolonged discussions.

If you are unavailable for part of the meeting, you are welcome to join the discussion via Google Hangout  Please follow our Google+ group linked below to get access to the Google Hangout during the meeting.
(FB Event)
(Google+ Group)

Fundraiser: Send an Atheist to Church
Time and Location TBA
The club will be hosting its yearly fundraiser in association with the Episcopal Student Association of Purdue.  Past years’ proceeds have gone to the Food Finders Food Bank in Lafayette.

We will collect money in the names of participating religious organizations in the Greater Lafayette area.  The more money donated in a denomination’s name, the more club members will attend that denomination’s service.

General Info

As always, if you want to help out with the club, please contact us via email, Facebook, or Twitter.  This week’s meeting should generate ideas for new projects; the club will need you to help make those ideas into reality!

Study hard for this week’s exams and for those rapidly approaching finals!

Non-theist News

Upcoming Events

Weekly Meeting: Activism Planning Night
Wednesday, October 30th, 7:00 PM at Stone 217
Rather than hosting a discussion, we will be meeting to decide future directions for the club. During this session we will brainstorm ideas, messages, slogans, and activities, protests, and/or demonstrations to make our voices heard.  Why speak up, you ask?  There are  many issues on campus worthy of pursuit.  The decision of which issues we tackle lies with you.  We will pick our battles and decide the best course of action for each.  We can do anything from counter-protests, chalking campaigns, or even put on events with other organizations.

Some current issues: The abortion debate is in full swing on campus; you’ve probably seen the misleading and inaccurate statements by pro-life preachers on campus. We could also plan activities to support our allies in the LGBTQ Student Association and the Episcopal Student Association.  We can publicize the effects religious privilege and examine the research on marginalization of non-theists on campus. The list goes on and on.  This is your chance to choose the club’s direction.  Come make your voices heard and bring suggestions for topics and activities.   Share what pisses you off.  Together we might just be able to do something about it.
(FB Event)

Feast of the Godless: Pappy’s Sweet Shop
Sunday, November 3rd, 7:00 PM at Purdue Memorial Union
This Sunday we will go to Pappy’s Sweet Shop in the PMU basement.  If you haven’t been to Pappy’s before, it’s worth a visit.  Come dine with us this Sunday and enjoy some great burgers.
(FB Event)

Carl Sagan Day @ IU Bloomington (REMINDER)
Saturday, November 9th at IU Bloomington
The 9th is fast approaching.  Please RSVP as soon as you can.  IU will be celebrating Carl Sagan Day and we are going to start organizing transport to this event.  If you are interested in going and/or can help drive people to IU, let us know!
(RSVP Form)
(FB Event)

General Info

The RSVP is over and our Skepticon caravan is now closed to additional members.  We will be sending 11 students this year.  Information on individual costs with be forthcoming in future posts.

As always, if you want to help out with the club, please contact us via email, Facebook, or Twitter. This group functions at its best when members promote visibility across campus This week’s activism meeting should generate ideas for new projects; the club will need you to help make those ideas into reality!

Non-theist News – Weekly Events and Info

Upcoming Events

Movie Night – Love Free or Die
Wednesday, October 23rd, 7:00 PM in Krannert Auditorium
The Purdue LGBTQ Student Alliance, Purdue University LGBTQ Center, and NOGLSTP will be showing a movie about Gene Robinson’s life. Gene Robinson was the first openly gay priest to be consecrated as a bishop of the Episcopal Church.  Please meet us at this event while we learn more about Bishop Robinson and the LGBTQ Student Alliance!
(FB Event)

Feast of the Godless: School House of Chili
Sunday, October 27th, 7:00 PM at Dawson’s School House of Chili
(102 N Chauncey Ave West Lafayette, IN 47906)
This Sunday we will go to School House of Chili to warm up before the months get colder. Vegetarian options are available; vegan options are not.  Come mingle with the non-theists while the dining courts are closed.
(FB Event Forthcoming)
(Menu)

Activism Planning Night
Wednesday, October 30th, 7:00 PM at Stone 217
Rather than hosting a discussion, we will be meeting to discuss future directions for the club. During this session we will brainstorm ideas, messages, slogans, and activities, protests, and/or demonstrations to make our voices heard.  Why speak up, you ask?  There are  many issues on campus worthy of pursuit.  The decision of which issues we tackle lies with you.  We will pick our battles and decide the best course of action for each.  We can do anything from counter-protests, chalking campaigns, or even put on events with other organizations.

Some current issues: The abortion debate is in full swing on campus; you’ve probably seen the misleading and inaccurate statements by pro-life preachers on campus. We could also plan activities to support our allies in the LGBTQ Student Association and the Episcopal Student Association.  We can publicize the effects religious privilege and examine the research on marginalization of non-theists on campus. The list goes on and on.  This is your chance to choose the club’s direction.  Come make your voices heard and bring suggestions for topics and activities.   Share what pisses you off.  Together we might just be able to do something about it.
(FB Event Forthcoming)

Carl Sagan Day @ IU Bloomington (REMINDER)
Saturday, November 9th at IU Bloomington
The 9th is fast approaching.  Please RSVP as soon as you can.  IU will be celebrating Carl Sagan Day and we are going to start organizing transport to this event.  If you are interested in going and/or can help drive people to IU, let us know!
(RSVP Form)
(FB Event)

Skepticon Trip (REMINDER)
November 15-17 in Springfield, Missouri
Skepticon is an annual conference for non-theists of all stripes!  A full event description and list of speakers is available here. The last day to RSVP for Skepticon will be Saturday October 26 by 11:59 PM, or simply by Saturday night.  This event will be fantastic.  You will get to meet many influential atheists.  I encourage you all to sign on and come with if you can.  Space is limited by the number of drivers we have, so register soon!
(RSVP Form)
(Once you RSVP, join this FB Event)
(FYI Wiki: Skepticon)

General Info

As always, if you want to help out with the club, please contact us via email, Facebook, or Twitter.  This week’s activism meeting should generate ideas for new projects; the club will need you to help make those ideas into reality!