Atheist Lounges of 2017

The Atheist Lounge tackles a separate issue of interest to freethinkers on the last Thursday of each month in the cellar of Porta Bella Italian Restaurant, 425 N. Frances St. in Madison. People order food and drink at 7 PM, with short presentation (almost always with a 1-sheet handout) starting about 30-45 minutes thereafter, and plenty of open discussion after that, lively but moderated for orderliness.

Here’s what we covered in 2017:

Jan. 26 • Get on That Soul Train
Feb. 23 • Eternity: A Dang Long Time
Mar. 30 • Ceremonial Deism: Bane or Blessing?
Apr. 27 • You're Obviously an Immoral Degenerate
May 25 • Questioning Questioning
June 29 • Is Religion Killing Us?
July 27 • Anthropic Principles: The Flavors
Aug. 31 • Moral Decisions, Take 3
Sep. 28 • Do Humans Have Free Will?
Oct. 26 • How Far Should Atheists Go to Protect Believers From Themselves?
Nov. 30 • Doing Good without God: Community Resources for Atheists
Dec. 28 • Coping With Death, Reincarnation, Time and Parallel Universes (Oh My!)

Anyone who’d like a copy of the handout for any of these should just ask for it by e-mailing