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.

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.

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.

Why Rationality Matters by Adrian Niemetz: August 2014

Why Rationality Matters by Adrian Niemetz

​In ancient times, virtually all humans assumed that the sun revolved around the earth, because, after all, that is
what appeared to happen when viewed. This of course, is not believed by people today because factual information showed it to be false. Yet, many millions still believe in supernatural forces deciding their fate and build large and impressive buildings to these supernatural beings which have not been proven to exist. They focus on death instead of living their lives which is the only one anyone gets.

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.

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.

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.

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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.  

Atheists, Agnostics, and Nones: Indicators of the Rise of American Secularity

05/05/2014 - 18:00
05/05/2014 - 20:00

 

Joseph Langston

May 5, 2014

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Meeting Room in Rockrimmon Library
832 Village Center Drive

Corner of Rockrimmon and Vindicator in the Safeway Shopping Center
Colorado Springs  

 

This is a research data presentation, from 22 different sources, that is primarily concerned to show indicators of the rise in nonreligion, atheism, and secularity in the United States (and with minor and brief references to global rates). Throughout the presentation, I provide statistical and other research data that describes atheists, agnostics, and nones using studies from 1990 to 2014, and I refer to causality and theories on what lies behind this rise in recent decades. However, for the most part, the main thrust here is that a solid statistical and data driven case can be made for a rise in various indicators of secularity, that this rise did happen and is currently happening.

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