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.

May Potluck Social

05/10/2014 - 18:00
05/10/2014 - 21:00

Come and enjoy good food and great conversation with other Freethinkers! Bring a dish to share, bring your spouse and/or friend, and bring water, soft drinks, a bottle of beer or wine, or whatever you’d like to drink. Coffee and tea will be provided by the host(s). The socials begin at 6:00 pm and usually break up around 9:00 pm. Remember to mark your calendar; socials are on the second Saturday of the month. Please click "Read more" for complete details . . .

National Day of Reason

05/01/2014 - 09:00
05/01/2014 - 10:00

This observance is held in parallel with the National Day of Prayer, on the first Thursday in May each year. The goal of this effort is to celebrate reason—a concept all Americans can support—and to raise public awareness about the persistent threat to religious liberty posed by government intrusion into the private sphere of worship. The National Day of Reason website is co-sponsored by the American Humanist Association and the Washington Area Secular Humanists.

"Freethinkers' Day" at KRCC

05/04/2014 - 07:00
05/04/2014 - 17:00

KRCC — Radio Colorado College — are holding their Spring Fund Drive, and Sunday, May 4th, has been designated “Freethinkers’ Day.” The Freethinkers of Colorado Springs will be answering phones at KRCC studios, taking pledges for the Fund Drive (not talking on the air), and we’re asking for your help to fill as many shifts on that day as we can. This will be great publicity for the Freethinkers — our group will get lots of mentions on the air — so we want to fill as many shifts as we can with Freethinkers. Please click "Read more" for all the details . . .

Winter Solstice Event and "Party Bus" to Denver

12/21/2013 - 16:00
12/21/2013 - 22:00

The Freethinkers of Colorado Springs are joining the Denver Secular Hub for a Winter Solstice event, Saturday, December 21st, from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm.

The event will take place at the Denver Secular Hub, 3100 Downing Street.

We are chartering a private luxury coach to drive us up and back.  This will allow us to enjoy each others company, relax and not worry about the drive - or how much we enjoy the party! Here are the details.  

Two pick up locations and times:

God or No God ? Buddhist Atheism and its responses

11/26/2013 - 17:00
11/26/2013 - 18:30

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.

 

November 21: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Colorado Marketplace

11/21/2013 - 19:00
11/21/2013 - 21:00

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

and the Health Colorado Marketplace

 

Summer Westerbur

 

November 21, 2013
7:00 PM
315 East Costilla

 

 

October 17: Andrea Chalfin: Local News Director explains her adventures

10/17/2013 - 19:00

 

Andrea Chalfin

KRCC News Director

 

October 17
6:30 PM

 

315 East Cosilla
Colorado Springs

 

 

 

September 19: Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists, Oh My!

09/19/2013 - 19:00
09/19/2013 - 21:00

Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists, Oh My!

 

Becky Hale

President of the 
American Humanist Association

6:30 PM
September 19, 2013


Tim Gill Center 
315 East Costilla

 

Laboratory of Democracy: by Groff Schroeder, August 2013

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.

 

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