"One of the greatest gifts science has brought to the world is continuing elimination of the supernatural, and it was a lesson that my father passed on to me, that knowledge liberates mankind from superstition." ~ James Watson
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Durango Skeptics and Atheists Newsletter

October 2017
Greetings, Free Thinkers!
Welcome to the  Durango Skeptics and Atheists monthly newsletter. Here you will find information on upcoming group events, relevant newsworthy articles, and a sprinkle of miscellaneous items pertaining to our group. 

If you have a news item or event you'd like to include in the newsletter, please send it to
  • October 14th-  Book Club: The Murder of a Lawman and the Greatest Manhunt of the Modern American West by Dan Schultz See our Meetup page for more details.
  • October 18th- Monthly meeting at the Irish Embassy (come early to eat and socialize! Discussion starts around 6:20ish).
  • October 28th-   A Very Spooky Halloween Party, hosted by Clint and Susan. See our Meetup Page for details.
  • November 10th-   Members Talk:  "Apocalyptic Predictions Through the Ages" 
 Preston will be discussing the atheist community and how we can contribute as a group, both locally and nationally. We will also be discussing spooky stuff in honor of Halloween!

And don't forget to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to Durango Food Bank!


Durango Skeptic and Atheist Members:

What's Your Story?
We are starting a new page called Member Stories over at and would love for those members who are willing to participate to send us a few sentences or paragraphs (whatever you are comfortable with) describing your personal journey into non-belief. Send your entries to to be included in this fun and meaningful project.

Do You Own a Business?

We recently added a Bulletin Board page to If you own a business and would like to see it featured on our website under "Member Businesses" please send the name of your business, your website, and a one sentence description of your operation to Thank you for supporting your fellow skeptic & atheist entrepreneurs!
In The News......
(News Items from around the Interwebs)
Secular News-
  • Truly a reason to celebrate! FFRF wins major clergy housing allowance challenge.
  • Christian football players face charges (two years too late) for allegedly sodomizing a fellow student. 
  • Who would Jesus shoot? Church holds raffle for AR-15 days after Vegas shooting.
  • Using religious liberty to attack LGBT rights, the mark of a "very fine person" (not!).
Science/Skepticism News-
  • Pseudoscientific ATTACh "Conference" (more like con artists preying on foster parents to promote their trademarked therapies) being held in Denver Oct 12-14, brought to you by the same people who endorse rebirthing and holding "therapies".
  • New gravitational waves detected! Watch Dr. Michio Kaku explain.

Have a news item for the newsletter? Send it to and we'll put it in!
Members Corner
 Dana and hubs-Happy Halloween!
Which Red Guy is Lindsay?

Wishing a very Happy October Birthday to the following members:

-Lindsay Baxendale (Oct 7th)
-Dan McGuinness (Oct 7th)
-Susan Kearns (Oct 9th)
-Ernie O'Toole (Oct 9th)
-Matt Hart (Oct 24th)
- Wray Boswell- (Oct 25th)

We would also like to welcome our new September and October members to the Durango Skeptics and Atheists. These months brought six new members, bringing our group total to 311! I believe we fall second in the largest number of participants in Durango groups.

Anyone want to guess what the largest Meetup group in Durango is??  

We have some work to do..........:)

Members- please send your birthdate or other important dates to


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