The Freethinkers of Colorado Springs have been invited to join the Denver Secular Hub for a Winter Solstice event on Saturday, December 21st, from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm. The event will take place in Denver at the Denver Secular Hub, 3100 Downing Street.
If enough interest is shown in joining our friends in Denver in what is sure to be a fun evening, the Freethinkers will charter transportation to and from Denver so all interested participants do not have to make the drive themselves. Therefore,
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU "RSVP" TO THIS EVENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
and the Health Colorado Marketplace
November 21, 2013
315 East Costilla
If you would like to help direct the activities of Freethinkers of Colorado Springs, this is your chance. These meeting are held
every first Sunday of the month at 2 PM. This is where we plan events and discuss business as a 501(C)3 non-profit organization.
These meetings are open to the public if you would like to attend.
If you have questions about the organization, the location of a meeting, or would like to suggest a topic for the board to discuss, please email:
Clifton's Curios and Antiques Market
The coffee and breakfast is optional, but very good. The conversation is free flowing and undirected. Last month we had 8 folks at one table and 4 at another. One new person, a lawyer who told of being condemned to hell by a passionate christian client who didn't like his legal advise. We heard some great stories about working with autistic kids from a UCCS student. He also advised us about a "great new christian" movie "God is not dead" he saw hyped on facebook. There was discuss about junk science and the GMO and anti-vaccine movement. Mikey Wienstien and his battles with military.
The Center for Religious Diversity and Public Life at UCCS is hosting an event on Tuesday, Nov. 26th at 5:00 pm. The event will feature a lecture from Dr. Arindam Chakrabarti, University of Hawaii, Manoa. He will be speaking on the question of God from Buddhist and Hindu perspectives. We are excited about this event as Dr. Chakrabarti is a very important voice in Eastern philosophy of religion. Refreshments will be provided, Park free in -in the parking garage, level 4. This will be in the University Center Theater, room 302 There is no charge for this event.
KRCC News Director
315 East Cosilla
Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists, Oh My!
President of the
American Humanist Association
September 19, 2013
Tim Gill Center
315 East Costilla
In 1932, Supreme Court Justice Lewis Brandeis indirectly coined the phrase, “laboratory of democracy” to describe America's state legislatures by writing, “It is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that a single courageous State may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.” Since the 2010 midterms, it appears that these metaphorical laboratories have initiated numerous experiments with America's most basic ideals.
Two states now prohibit state employee's unions from participating in collective bargaining, apparently denying American citizens in those states the right to enter into contracts if they choose to exercise their freedom of association and freedom of speech at the same time. America's challenging economic climate has led nineteen states to allow state government to forcibly intervene in local finances. Michigan even allows transferring the power and duties of municipal representatives elected by the People to an “emergency manager” appointed by the governor. Angry citizens soundly revoked this law at the ballot box by citizen initiative, but a “lame duck” session of the state legislature that originally passed the law reinstated it. When a US District Court failed to issue an injunction, Detroit's approximately 700,000 citizen's came to live under the “orders” of Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, rather than a democratic government of their own, duly elected representatives.