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.

The Real Objective - by Janet Brazill: Freethought Views March 2011

The Real Objective - by Janet Brazil

Americans should ask themselves--what is the real goal of Congress in banning both abortion and contraception? Any thinking person can see that the use of contraceptives will reduce the need for abortions. 

FTCS April 2011 Meeting - Herman White, Holocaust Survivor

04/27/2011 - 19:00
04/27/2011 - 21:30

Breathing Time: A Topography of Dread - A Geography of Hope

by Herman White


Freethinkers of Colorado Springs April 2011 Meeting

April 27, 2011        7:00 PM

311 East Costilla Street, Colorado Springs

Et tu, Brute? Likely GOP candidate Santorum "appalled" by JFK's "radical" support of church/state separation

What kind of toxicants are Santorum and his fellow (self-described) "patriots" in the GOP shooting up?

Santorum "appalled" at JFK church/state comments

The exercise of political power in service to....

Perhaps no other nation is so thoroughly associated with civil rights, human rights, religious freedom, and the idea that politicians who win election as representatives proudly serve the highest power in a democratic society, the People of their consitutency.  Unfortunately, far too many of our "representatives" do not appear to adhere to this founding principle of democracy.  By the time We the People find out that the "representative(s)" we elected have decided to put the People's interest in second place behind the representative's interests it is too late: days, weeks, or mon

Nontheists to Contribute to Religious Respect Training Development at the Air Force Academy - by Jason Torpy

 

On the 15th and 16th of November, the Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers (MAAF) will have a seat at the table to participate in the shaping of the religious respect training curriculum at the Air Force Academy (USAFA). This is an unprecedented outreach action on the part of the Academy to expand their diversity training to nontheists.

You get what you pay for - by Groff Schroeder: Freethought Views October 2010

Despite low tax rates for the industrialized world, many American journalists, politicians, and pundits oppose taxation and act as if capitalism and corporate power were enshrined in the US Constitution, perhaps somewhere in the First Amendment.  We are told what a burden it is to support our country and our communities with our tax dollars – and how much better everything will be when corporations profit from services government currently delivers at cost.  Before we privatize public schools or cough up “co-pays” for police and fire services, perhaps we should examine the r

Are we equal yet? - by Groff Schroeder: Freethought Views August 2010

“We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  So wrote America’s founders on July 4, 1776.  Despite the good intentions, many signatories of the Declaration of Independence would vote in 1787 in favor of a Constitution that kept millions of slaves in bondage, initiating the many long years of toil, brutality, and war that lay ahead before even the basic concept of equality would gain acceptance in the United St

Equal Justice Under Law - at least in California - at least for now

Molly Ivins wrote, "It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America."

History may one day recognize the August 4, 2010 Perry vs. Swartzenegger ruling in the US District Court for the Northern District of California...

 

Who can you trust? by Groff Schroeder: Freethought Views July 2010

Who can you trust? 

by Groff Schroeder

Amendment 62 - Part of a Holy War? - by Jan Brazill: Freethought Views June 2010

Most Americans are not aware of the current Holy War engaging our country. This is not our nation’s battle against Muslim Al Quaeda and the Taliban, but another quiet war being waged as a “birthing contest” between Christians and non-Christians.
 

Christian Terrorism - by William Edelen: Freethought Views May 2010

My step-daughter works for Planned Parenthood. She asked me to tell my readers about Christian terrorism right here in the United States.

She said: "Do your readers have any idea what it is like to go to work day after day wondering if there is some Christian nut waiting with a bomb or gun for you?" "Do your readers have any idea what it is like to get obscene and threatening phone calls every day, to get threatening letters in the mail every week?"

Her office has been hit once with a bomb.

Let's stop this liberty stuff before it gets out of hand - by Groff Schroeder: Freethought Views April 2010

Let's stop this liberty stuff before it gets out of hand

by Groff Schroeder

What is scarier than gay high schoolers openly attending prom? Letting "atheists" pay for the prom cancelled to prevent it.

Many Americans take pride in the idea that their nation is the pinnacle of equality and freedom - even as they look down upon organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) who are willing to to the difficult and often unpopular work required to ensure America actually conforms to these ideals.

"One Nation Under God" is Not Religious? - by Becky Hale: Freethought Views March 2010

In a decision that may have serious implications for church-state separation, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has ruled that the governmental use of the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance does not violate the U.S. Constitution. The court stated that the phrase does not endorse religion in violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

 

The Legacy of Darwin: An Overview

On October 31st, 2009, my friend and I attended the “Legacy of Darwin Intelligent Design Conference” in Castle Rock, Colorado. The event was sponsored by Shepherd Project Ministries, who did a great job hosting the event. The event was well organized, ran smoothly, and real people were picked out of the audience to ask questions of the speakers, albeit it was limited to only a few. Luckily, I was one of them. Despite all that this, I can say it was the scariest Halloween I have ever had. Why has it taken me five months to summarize the conference?

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