The Freethinkers of Colorado Springs accept points of view verified by engineering, logic, mathematics, and science rather than beliefs stemming from authority, emotion, dogma, or tradition. Founded in 1993 in response to Colorado's Amendment 2, the Freethinkers of Colorado Springs advocate the use of reason, defend the separation of church and state, and support interpersonal dialogue, non-violence, human rights, civil rights, reproductive rights, and equality for all.

Humanist awakening, by Ken Burrows: Freethought Views, March 2020

 

Humanist awakening

By Ken Burrows

 

The “Great Awakening” is a term used to describe the 18th century revival of religious activism and personal piety. It was often seen as a reaction to perceived Enlightenment secularism. Today a subtler “awakening” — a reversal of its namesake predecessor — is taking root as people drift away from religion. Surveys peg the U.S. percentage of people claiming “no religion” at about 25% and growing. The trend is most evident among younger age groups.

Some "Trial" by Groff Schroeder: Freethought Views February 2020

 

Some "Trial"

by Groff Schroeder

 

On July 27, 2016, a Candidate for President of the United States asked, "Russia, if you're listening..." on live television, requesting an enemy nation (to whom he apparently owes a great deal of money) to interfere in the election on his behalf. That particular nation was already engaged in a sophisticated propaganda attack on the United States designed to divide the American People against themselves and destroy the institutions of the American democratic republic. And Russia's dictator was listening and did interfere in the 2016 election in exactly the way he asked, and he became the 45th President of the United States. But that was just the first time he would ask a foreign nation for help getting elected - which is illegal under United States Code Title 52, Section 30121.

FCS Movie Night April 1: The Invention of Lying

04/01/2020 - 18:30
04/01/2020 - 20:45

The Invention of Lying

April 1, 2020         6:30 PM

Aspen and Pine Rooms

Penrose Public Library

20 North Cascade Avenue

POSTPONED

Southside Secular Sunday Brunch and Group Discussion

02/16/2020 - 09:30
02/16/2020 - 11:30

Secular folks discuss a broad range of ideas, often with passion, details, book references, or movie quotes. Others like generalities and social observations. Bring your own style. Be ready to just listen, or present our ideas. We strive to be courteous, polite, agreeing or disagreeing. But always agreeable.

Colorado Frees Women by Janet Brazill: Freethought Views January 2020

Colorado Frees Women

by Janet Brazill

 

Women are unique. Only they can reproduce their species. So they have been a necessary element since the beginning of time. And unfortunately, they have often been maintained for this function and little else.  The Christian Bible blames Eve (the first woman “created”) for what they call “original sin,” and because of this, all women must be subservient to men. Some religions still adhere to this denigrating idea.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

For uncounted generations, humans have celebrated the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, when the tilt of the earth places us as far away from the sun as we ever get.

Science suggests the universe has existed for more than 13.7 billion years and the earth has existed more than 4.5 billion years, and that together, they have brought us to share this unique point in space and time.

Enjoy.

 

Freethinkers of Colorado Springs

 

Selective neutrality, by Ken Burrows: Freethought Views, December 2019

Selective neutrality

By Ken Burrows

 

When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowing Colorado cake baker Jack Phillips to refuse, on religious grounds, to design a cake celebrating a same-sex marriage, it cited the Colorado Civil Rights Commission for violating “religious neutrality.” Although Phillips was harming others by discriminating against them in his business, the court found the Commission’s criticism of his religious reasoning to be the greater offense.

Don’t Blame Secularism, by David Eller: Freethought Views November 2019

 

Don’t Blame Secularism

David Eller

 

Attorney General William Barr recently told an audience at Notre Dame’s law school that secularism was responsible for America’s pathologies, including depression and mental illness, “dispirited young people” and “angry and alienated young males,” not to mention the usual suspects of family breakdown, suicide, drug addiction, and “senseless violence.” Worse, he chastised secularism as an organized assault on society, which could only be cured by “religion and traditional values.”

Not a “Christian nation” Declaration By Ken Burrows: Freethought Views October 2019

 

Not a “Christian nation” Declaration

By Ken Burrows

 

Those who promote the fiction that America was founded as a “Christian nation” have to regularly face the fact that our premier governing document, the Constitution, was made secular by design. So they often turn to the Declaration of Independence, pointing out its references to Creator, Nature’s God, Supreme Judge, and Divine Providence as evidence of its “Christian” basis.

Birth Control and Morality, by Groff Schroeder: Freethought Views September 2019

Birth Control and Morality

by Groff Schroeder

 

What you do with your sex organs, pregnancies, and reproductive tragedies is nobody else's business. Although wealthy Americans always have been – and always will be – able to access family planning and birth control products and services in safety and privacy, in 1970, the United States enacted Title X of the Public Health Services Act, to "assist in making comprehensive voluntary family planning services readily available to all persons desiring such services." Yet religious groups that claim moral authority over your sex life are so politically powerful that it was illegal for married couples to use birth control until 1965, it was illegal for unmarried couples to use birth control until 1972, and under various laws before the 1973 Roe vs. Wade Decision legalizing abortion on privacy grounds, it could be a crime in the United States to abort a pregnancy to save the mother's life - or even to have a spontaneous abortion ("miscarriage").

 

Who owns your life?, by Ken Burrows: Freethought Views August 2019

 

Who owns your life?

By Ken Burrows

 

At your next hospitalization or medical appointment, will your health care be dictated by religious beliefs you do not hold? In a growing number of cases, the answer could be “Yes.”

 

What is Freedom? by Groff Schroeder: Freethought Views June 2019

 

What is Freedom?

by Groff Schroeder

 

Freedom appears as the simple ability to do what you want without interference. Yet true freedom appears to be anything but simple.

 

Politicians and “persons,” by Ken Burrows: Freethought Views June 2019

Politicians and “persons”

By Ken Burrows

 

In 2017 a federal Sanctity of Human Life Act was proposed to declare that human life begins at fertilization, giving fetuses all the legal “attributes of personhood.” Similarly, the recent Alabama Human Life Protection Act specifically equates the terms “unborn child” and “person” in its aim to make nearly all abortions illegal. Maneuvers like these have politicians arrogantly defining a nuanced concept like personhood by their limited perspective only, when the fact is that religious, philosophical, and legal authorities far more studied on the topic have struggled with personhood definitions throughout history.

Lesson lost, by Ken Burrows: Freethought Views May 2019

 

Lesson lost

By Ken Burrows

 

Several philosophers have observed that when we don’t learn from history, we risk repeating its errors.

Lesson lost, by Ken Burrows: Freethought Views May 2019

 

Lesson lost

By Ken Burrows

 

Several philosophers have observed that when we don’t learn from history, we risk repeating its errors.

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