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.

Secular Sunday Brunch

02/01/2015 - 09:30
02/01/2015 - 12:30

This is a social event where non-religious people get together to both strengthen friendships and make new friends. Some people buy food, some just tea or coffee, and some buy nothing. No one leads the events. We just talk, listen, and visit. 

January 16th is National Religious Freedom Day

NATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DAY

Learn more here: http://religiousfreedomday.com/

 

Thank you.

Can Terrorism be Justified? by Groff Schroeder: January 2015

 

Assassination can be a particularly effective form of violent political or religious action, which is also known as terrorism. The assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy not only permanently eliminated some of the most youthful, powerful, productive, and successful leaders in history, but also put supporters and potential future leaders alike on notice - successful pursuit of certain policies in public service can be fatal. In early January 2015 in Paris, France, religious extremists murdered 17 people (and wounded 21 more) including journalists, innocent bystanders, and public servants. Apparently the murders - at least one of which might be considered an assassination - were committed in revenge for the publication of allegedly insulting cartoons, and ostensibly were meant to intimidate those who might consider similar courses of action.

Je suis Charlie

by  Andrew Seidel, Freedom From Religion Foundation

 

The satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo is the latest target for religiously-motivated violence. Three Muslim men didn't like the way the authors, journalists, and cartoonists thought, so they murdered them. Twelve lives ended. Families shattered. Children parentless. And Bill Donahue of the Catholic League says, "Muslims are right to be angry." Donahue sided with the murderers, condemning only their method but saying that we should not "tolerate the kind of intolerance that provoked this violent reaction" and that it was "too bad" Charlie's editor "didn't understand the role he played in his" own death. Isn't it just like religion to blame the victim?

"American Freethought" -- Four-Part Film Series Begins ...

02/11/2015 - 19:00
02/11/2015 - 21:00

"American Freethought," a four-part documentary presented by the Council for Secular Humanism and written, produced, and directed by Roderick Bradford, will be presented by the Freethinkers of Colorado Springs on four consecutive Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, beginning February 11th. Please click "Read more" for additional details ...

ACLU: Greatest Successes and Current Activities by Kathleen Hynes

01/20/2015 - 18:30
01/20/2015 - 20:30

ACLU: Greatest Successes and Current Activities by Kathleen Hynes

East Library, 5550 North Union

We'll be treated to a rousing story of the American Civil Liberties  Union by Denver area spokesperson Kathleen Hynes. We asked her to tell us about the ACLU's greatest successes, and then tell us about it's current big challenges. If she were speaking today issue like police murders, US torture policies, campaign corruption might be the big issue. No one knows what will be the hot issues come mid January, but that's what we will be talking about.

SECOND PLACE Fairness for Palestine?, by Bill Durland J.D. Ph.D.: October 2014

Fairness for Palestine?

By Bill Durland, J.D., Ph.D.

 

How may we determine whether Palestine should be a free, independent and sovereign nation? When critical thinking employs justice, logic and humane treatment, we may be able to answer that. So what is in the way? There are myths Americans believe that have clouded their thinking.

One Lone Non-believer Stops "In God We Trust" Sign in City Hall

Ballwin officials voted Monday to reject a plan to to put up an "In God We Trust" sign on city property.

The Holy Infant Knights of Columbus had pledged $750 to putting the motto on a sign in this St. Louis suburb. All the plan needed was the approval of the city's board of aldermen.

The aldermen voted 6 to 2 against displaying the motto "In God We Trust" in four-inch letters behind the dais, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

FIRST PLACE Faithful to the Founders? by Ken Burrows: September 2014

Faithful to the Founders?

by Ken Burrows


The May 5th Supreme Court decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway concluded that the practice by the Greece, NY, town board of opening its meetings with predominantly Christian prayer does not violate the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. This ruling greenlights a certain religious imposition on those citizens attending the town board meetings who see themselves as excluded or at least marginalized by being subjected to official governmental prayer, sectarian in nature, that effectively endorses a faith they do not themselves subscribe to.

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.
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