The 80 foot tall Enger Tower (honoring West End furniture dealer Bert Enger) has rested atop “Grand Mountain” at an elevation of over 1100 feet since 1939. In 1954, a Duluthian discovered a large Buddhist bell among war materials slated for meltdown. A UMD professor traced the identity of that bell and it was returned to Ohara, Japan as an act of friendship. In 2010, that city—now a sister city of Duluth—erected a replica named the American-Japanese Peace Bell in Enger Park. Lake Superior Freethinkers has reserved outdoor tables at this historic site from 5:30 pm on Wednesday, September 16th. Please bring your own dinner and beverage to enjoy along with the view and the companionship of our typical Third Wednesday Social.
“Who are the Nones?” by Bill Guse
A growing number of people check “None” on surveys about religious identification. We tend to think of them as atheists who have heard our message of skepticism and changed teams. But is that accurate? Are they just as religious as before, but not identifying with one particular church? Do they simply have new supernatural beliefs about crystals, the stars, or even Satan? Our own Bill Guse looks at these questions as he presents a portrait of the group known as “the Nones.”
Please join your new best friends at the home of Tom Patten. You’ll share some drinks and stories on the luxurious patio (masks encouraged) from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. 3001 East First Street in Duluth.
This Saturday (August 22) we will gather at 1:00 pm at the home of “Our Flounder,” Dr. Bill van Druten, to talk and listen and laugh and share. What we’ll be sharing is whatever food, snack, or beverages you decide to bring along (not to mention our views on religion, wisdom, and life in general). We’ll gather in the relative safety of the outdoors for an afternoon of fellowship and fine conversation (masks encouraged). It wouldn’t be as special without you! 2931 Greysolon Road, Duluth, MN 55812 (218) 724-4176 Park anywhere on Greysolon Road but NOT on 30th Avenue!
This Wednesday, August 19th, let’s gather at OMC in West Duluth. There are tables and even a tent outside, so it’s easy to maintain “social distance.” There are beautiful smokehouse dinners at affordable prices and a friendly modern atmosphere.
Vegan or Vegetarian? Maybe one of these will work …
We will meet at 5:30 pm and stay … until we’re done talking! The restaurant is locally owned and operated. OMC Smokehouse, 1909 West Superior St. (218) 606-1611.