The Freethinkers of Colorado Springs hold that beliefs must be formed on the basis of science and logic instead of emotion, authority, tradition, or dogma. Founded in 1993 in response to Colorado's Amendment Two, the Freethinkers of Colorado Springs advocate the use of reason, defend the separation of church and state, and support human rights, civil rights, tolerance, and equality for all.

How to talk to a Creationist? By Jerome Parent: July 16, 2015

How to Talk to a Creationist?

by Jerome Parent

A favorite tactic of creationists is to ask the question, “How do you know (about dinosaurs, mountain building, the Grand Canyon, or any fact you bring up)? You weren’t there.” They have a smugness about them as if this question settles the argument in their favor for ever and for always. It doesn’t, of course, but it is a question that deserves closer examination. For starters, it’s a great science question. The proper scientific response to any claim is, “How do you know? What’s the evidence?” Secondly, the question is a two-edged sword. How do creationists know God wrote the bible? They weren’t there. Biblical literalists want to argue that their beliefs are no different than those of a scientist. They want to convince the audience that all assumptions are equally valid. But the assertion of equality of assumptions is easily disproved by the following example.

Freethought Views Essay Contest

Earn up to $225.00!

Potential topic arenas: abortion rights, agnosticism, atheism, Bill of Rights, civil rights, economics, equality, freethought, government prayer, history, human rights, law, logic, mathematics, medicine, peace, pastafarianism etc., pledge of allegiance, public education, reason, religion, science, taxpayer funded religion, US Constitution, violence, war, zoroastrianism etc. and especially, the separation of church and state  

Government and employers capture the employee bedroom

The stunning Burwell v. Hobby Lobby et.al. Supreme Court Decision grants "closely held" corporations newly created "religious freedoms" that trump the religious freedoms of living breathing human beings.  This creates a special class of "corporate personhood" with the power to nullify the human freedoms and Constitutional Rights of its Human employees.

Secular Sunday Brunch

07/27/2014 - 09:30
07/27/2014 - 12:30

 Panera Bread: 1832 Southgate Road

Equal Justice Under Law? By Groff Schroeder: May 2014

More than 200 years ago, the founding fathers of the United States of America created a unique system of government Constitution based on Enlightenment principles and a series of Amendments called the “Bill of Rights.” Although designed to protect individual citizens from government overreach and dedicated to equality under the law, their original Constitution perpetuated slavery and guaranteed equality only to male land owners.

Summer Solsitce 2014

06/21/2014 - 08:21

Happy summer solstice!

Urban Peak Charity Drive with Pikes Peak Atheists

06/01/2014 - 00:00
06/30/2014 - 00:00

Pikes Peak Atheists and Pikes Peak Atheist Families are doing a drive to collect items for Urban Peak throughout the month of June at all of our Meetup events!

 

Who is Urban Peak? Urban Peak Colorado Springs emergency shelter is a 20 bed facility for youth ages 15 through 20. At the shelter, youth have their basic needs met—from meals to personal hygiene—in a safe environment.

 

Drupal Guru Needed

Do you know Drupal inside and out? 

Would you like to contribute volunteer time to a local nonprofit?

 

When can you start??

June 28 12:00 to 4:00 PM Memorial Park: Colorado Springs Secular Community Picnic

06/28/2014 - 12:00
06/28/2014 - 16:00

Please participate in the 2014...

 

Colorado Springs Secular Community Picnic 
June 28
12:00 to 4:00 PM
Memorial Park
Pavilion A

 

...as we celebrate and interact with other secular community members.  

Citizens Project 10th Annual Creating Community Breakfast

06/05/2014 - 07:30
06/05/2014 - 08:30

Please RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/FreethinkersCS/events/174292902/

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