This week’s episode is our six month anniversary! I was pleased to discover that New Year’s day fell on a Tuesday so we could do our yearly recap show on the day itself. Sure, New Year’s Day is an arbitrary assignment but we all made one more trip around the sun so today is as good a day to celebrate as any!
The show features just the three hosts and we talk about cool stuff that happened in 2012, what we are looking forward to in 2013 and the “proper” way to refer to 2013.
I’m also going to remind everyone that you can still donate to Camp Quest today! We have made our goal but it would be super cool if we could exceed it – even by $10. So give something! Just because you can!
And have a Happy New Year!
I have a new blog entry up on the Geeks Without God page. In it, I talk about theism in film and specifically my response to theistic themes in Flight and The Life of Pi.
Enjoy our thoughtful atheistic rantiness!
Also, please donate to Camp Quest Minnesota! Our fundraiser has stalled out at $310 and we’d really like to reach our $500 goal!
This week’s Geeks Without God is live and it features an interview with fellow Atheist Voices of Minnesota contributor, Norm Barrett Wiik. In the weird conincidence category, Norm also wrote an essay on summer camp and “Wiik” is prounounced “Wick.” I can confirm we are not the same person, however, because we were both in a room together. Also, he said on the podcast that he was too young to remember the Iranian hostage crisis and I was most definitely not.
Norm is also on the board of directors for Camp Quest Minnesota, which is a super cool secular summer camp. The aim of the camp is to teach kids about critical thinking, which is something that is lacking in our school cirruculum. It is not “Jesus Camp for atheists.
Nick, Molly and I are really interested in helping Camp Quest Minnesota so in addition to having Norm on our podcast this week, we are doing a holiday fundraiser for them! If you click through to our website, you will see a widget to donate directly to Camp Quest! You could also just click here and it will take you directly to the donation page. Our goal is to raise $500 or more in the next month, which will be enough for us to provide a scholarship for one child to attend camp.*
So if you are like me and you don’t want to give your charity dollars to the salvation army this year, think about givng a few bucks to Camp Quest instead. Help us reach (and exceed) our goal.
*Note – $500 is enough to provide a scholarship. That doesn’t mean Camp Quest Minnesota will use the funds for that purpose. That is up to them. There are no strings attatched to our donation. We’d like them to use the funds for whatever purpose they think is best.