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

09/28/2014 - 09:30
09/28/2014 - 12:30

 Panera Bread: 3110 New Center Point

This is a social event without a preset discussion topic…just like-minded, non-religious people getting together to both strengthen friendships and make new friends. Many of us probably miss the sense of community that came from weekly gatherings at religious services and this is a great way to create community in a non-religious environment.

Freethought Views Essay Contest

Earn up to $225.00!

Potential topic arenas: agnosticism, atheism, Bill of Rights, civil rights, economics, equality, freethought, government prayer, history, human rights, law, logic, mathematics, medicine, peace, pastafarianism etc., pledge of allegiance, public education, reason, religion, reproductive rights, science, taxpayer funded religion, US Constitution, violence, war, zoroastrianism etc. and especially, the separation of church and state  

September Potluck Social

09/13/2014 - 18:00
09/13/2014 - 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 a bottle of beer or wine or whatever you’d like to drink; coffee and tea are provided by the host(s). Socials usually begin at 6:00 pm and break up around 9:00 pm. Remember to mark your calendar; socials are on the second Saturday of the month.

Don’t forget to bring a dish to share and something you’d like to drink!

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.

Rocket Science and Moon Myths

08/25/2014 - 18:30
08/25/2014 - 21:00

The first speaker is Tristan Schwartz of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. Tristan is an amateur astronomer and science writer, recently published in the Sky and Telescope magazine. He will be talking about many popular moon myths such as the "lunar effect" and the "supermoon". 

August 15, 16 and 17: Colorado Secular Conference

08/15/2014 - 08:00
08/17/2014 - 18:00

Celebrating Secular Diversity

Raddison Hotel Denver Southeast (I-25 and Parker Road)

Aurora, Colorado

August 15, 16, and 17, 2014

 

See Daily Schedules Below

Colorado Secular Conference Sunday

08/17/2014 - 08:05
08/17/2014 - 22:05

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Featured Speakers

Matt Dillahunty, Host of the Atheist Experience TV Program

Jamila Bey, Journalist and Radio Show Host

Rebecca Hale, President of American Humanist Association

 

Schedule

Colorado Secular Conference Saturday

08/16/2015 - 08:00
08/16/2015 - 23:59

This is the Colorado Secular Conference's BIG DAY ! Saturday, Aug 15.
Presenters include : Seth Andrews, Greta Christina, Mikey Weinstein and Hemant Mehta
This is a bit like sipping water from a fire hose, but here we go:

8:45 am – 9:15 am Coffee and pastries. Visit Exhibitors and Vendors.
9:15 am – 9:30 am Welcome by Tom Kellogg -The Moral Compass.
9:30 am – 10:15 am Greta Christina, "Diversity in the Atheist Movement: Some Thoughts on Why and How."
10:15 am – 10:20 am Short Video by Seth Andrews.

Colorado Secular Conference Friday

08/15/2014 - 17:00
08/15/2014 - 21:00

Fred Edwards
"Getting media coverage for your group"

RADISSON HOTEL DENVER SOUTH EAST
3185 South Vaughn Way Aurora, CO 80014
Denver, CO

Fred is "one of the greats" of the Freethought movement. He has run local groups, national associations, published The Humanist Magazine, and is a fantastic speaker.
He will be the "lead act" of the Colorado Secular conference and this is a FREE Event. !! Only costs a drive to Denver. There will be a reception following the event. Here is the write-up from the conference web site.
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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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