September 2012 Chicago Latino Atheists Meeting

There was a meeting of the Chicago Latino Atheists a couple of weeks ago.

As usual, there were a few new people. Martha was not able to make it. Jose was there. Jaime was there. Unfortunately, Jaime’s wife was not there. We needed La Acha there, because Francisco was there. We started with introductions, and it felt like half of the meeting was Francisco giving his introduction.

He kept talking and talking.

The minutes ticked away.

And he kept talking.

People raised childen and grew old.

And he kept talking.

Empires rose and fell.

And he kept talking.

The earth pushed mountains out of the sea.

And he kept talking.

And the sea wore down the mountains.

And he kept talking.

Finally he finished and we got down to business.

Jose was in Washington DC for a month for his job. He went to a lot of atheist/skeptic/secular groups in the DC area when he was there. And he was pumped. There was a new woman there named Yamileth who had lived in the DC area. She knows a few of the people that Jose met while he was in DC. Jose wants to affiliate with Hispanic American Freethinkers, which is based out in the DC area.

Toward the end, Rachel, the Chicago Atheist Supermodel, showed up. She has been trying to build up the atheist/skeptic community here in Chicago. She and Jose talked about collaborating.

This will be my last monthly summary for Chicago Latino Atheists. I accepted a job offer in Austin, Texas. I will be moving soon. I may or may not start a Latino Atheist group down there. There are already a few atheist groups down there. And, being close to Mexico, there are a lot of Latinos. But keeping my job will be Job Nunmber One. Austin has a reputation as being one of the more atheist-friendly cities in teh country. So perhaps yet another group would be overkill.

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