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Confirming existence of God proves elusive

By Matt Runde, June 07, 2015 Published in the La Crosse Tribune. Confirming existence of God proves elusive For centuries, believers have sought to provide logical proof that God exists. Due to the many contradictions in the holy books, it … Continue reading

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‘Sacred’ writings often legitimize vile acts

By Mary Leuther, May 10, 2015 Published in the La Crosse Tribune. ‘Sacred’ writings often legitimize vile acts Very few people follow the more odious dictates of the Bible or Quran. For example, Christians do not kill others for working … Continue reading

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Atheists Are Raising Money to Help Victims of the Nepal Earthquake

Foundation Beyond Belief April 25, 2015 by Hemant Mehta Last night, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal and every article seems to report more tragedy than the last. What we do know is that more than 1,000 people are dead … Continue reading

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Create the meaning in your own life

By Dan Barker, April 12, 2015 Published in the La Crosse Tribune. Create the meaning in your own life As an atheist, I’m often told that life is meaningless without God. If everything ends in the eventual death of a … Continue reading

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Monotheism Often Sows Seeds of Intolerance

By Mike Dishnow, March 15, 2015 Published in the La Crosse Tribune. Monotheism often sows seeds of intolerance My reason in writing is to examine the propensity toward violence and intolerance in each of the three world views — monotheism, … Continue reading

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Think & Drink- Javavino- 2/20/15 @ 5:30

Think & Drink- Social for anyone who is interested in having interesting conversation. All are welcome. When: Friday, February 20, 2015, at 5:30 – 7:30 PM Where: JavaVino on the corner of Losey Blvd. and State Rd.

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Evolution backed up by solid science

By Ed Neumann, February 15, 2015 Published in the La Crosse Tribune. Evolution backed up by solid science Charles Darwin was born 206 years ago this month, and each February we reflect on his theory of evolution by natural selection … Continue reading

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We all benefit from quieting our mind

By Matt Runde, November 23, 2014 Published in the La Crosse Tribune. We all benefit from quieting our mind The odds that intercessory prayer will actually affect the external world are no better than chance. Why then do the faithful … Continue reading

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Think & Drink – JavaVino- Friday 1/16/15 @ 5:30

Think & Drink- Social for anyone who is interested in having interesting conversation. All are welcome. When: Friday, January 16, 2015, at 5:30 – 7:30 PM Where: JavaVino on the corner of Losey Blvd. and State Rd.

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Think & Drink- Friday December 19 @5:30 (Javavino)

Think & Drink- Social for anyone who is interested in having interesting conversation. All are welcome. When: Friday, December 19, 2014, at 5:30 – 7:30 PM Where: JavaVino on the corner of Losey Blvd. and State Rd.

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Holiday season offers plenty to celebrate

By Jeremy Fejfar, December 21, 2014 Published in the La Crosse Tribune. Holiday season offers plenty to celebrate I’ll admit it, I enjoy Christmastime. Like everyone, I enjoy taking time to be with my family, great food, giving gifts, seeing … Continue reading

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Secularism promotes a virtuous life

By Michael Dishnow, October 26, 2014 Published in the La Crosse Tribune. Secularism promotes a virtuous life Virtue has its roots in the contemplation of what is good and in accord with the laws of nature. As plants respond to … Continue reading

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Ancient Jewish Scriptures were Messianic Blueprints

By Ed Neumann, September 28, 2014 Published in the La Crosse Tribune. Ancient Jewish Scriptures were Messianic Blueprints Of the many scrolls recovered from Nag Hammadi, Egypt, two shed light on the creative writing strategies of the early Christians. The … Continue reading

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Think & Drink- Friday, Oct. 17- 5:30 PM

Think & Drink When: Friday, October 17, 2014, at 5:30 – 7:30 PM Where: JavaVino on the corner of Losey Blvd. and State Rd.

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Think & Drink- Friday, August 15- 5:30 – 7:30pm @ Javavino

Think & Drink When: Friday, August 15, 2014, at 5:30 – 7:30 PM Where: JavaVino on the corner of Losey Blvd. and State Rd.

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Skeptical hero challenges credulity

By Jeremy Fejfar, August 3, 2014 Published in the La Crosse Tribune. Skeptical hero challenges credulity Belief in Tantric power is common in India. Common to Hinduism and Buddhism, Tantra is an ancient, esoteric Indian spiritual practice. It is believed … Continue reading

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Respect the Placebo Effect

By Matt Runde, July 6, 2014 Published in the La Crosse Tribune. Respect the Placebo Effect The patient was anxious. Four holes would be drilled through his skull, possibly into his brain. Though a willing participant, he did not know … Continue reading

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Silence Can Speak Louder Than Words

By Ed Neumann, June 8, 2014 Published in the La Crosse Tribune. Silence Can Speak Louder Than Words According to the Gospels, Jesus was famous. His renowned ministry and high-profile healings drew huge crowds from Syria to the southern Decapolis. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Social- Saturday June 7, 2014

In honour of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, we have a spaghetti dinner at a member’s house ever year in June. This year it will be on Saturday, June 7 at the home of Mark and Jackie Kartman. More details to … Continue reading

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Think & Drink- Friday, May 16, 2014, at 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Think & Drink When: Friday, May 16, 2014, at 5:30 – 7:30 PM Where: JavaVino on the corner of Losey Blvd. and State Rd.

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Morality Is Better Off Without Religion

By Raysa Everett, April 12, 2014 Published in the La Crosse Tribune. Morality Is Better Off Without Religion Religion and morality do not depend on one another, and our society has ethical values that do not depend on religion. For … Continue reading

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Think & Drink – Friday, April 18, 2014, at 5:30 PM- Javavino

Think & Drink When: Friday, April 18, 2014, at 5:30 PM Where: JavaVino on the corner of Losey Blvd. and State Rd.

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Death — Our Final Destination

By Maria Runde, March 16, 2014 Published in the La Crosse Tribune. No one likes to discuss death, much less their own. The concept makes most of us extremely uncomfortable, and the discussion (in America at least) is taboo to … Continue reading

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Truth of Evolution Is Not Up for Debate

By Jeremy Fejfar, January 19, 2014 Published in the La Crosse Tribune. This month, Ken Ham, founder of the Creation Museum, debated Bill Nye, best known by his TV persona, “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” The topic was whether “creation” … Continue reading

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Think & Drink – February 21

Think & Drink When: Friday, February 21, 2014, at 5:30 PM Where: JavaVino on the corner of Losey Blvd. and State Rd.

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