Come and enjoy good food and great conversation with other Freethinkers! 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. Please click "Read more" for all the details . . .
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has uttered some odd, if not downright scary, views on any number of topics, including his firm belief in the devil. He claims a commitment to “originalism” in judicial philosophy, which basically means using historical inquiry to discern the original intent of the Constitution’s framers. This once led him to argue that flogging in the 21st century would be allowable because the framers did not specifically prohibit it.
But these examples aside, it is Scalia’s church-state views that really give one pause.
This is a social event where non-religious people get together to both strengthen friendships and make new friends. Some people buy food, some just tea or coffee, and some buy nothing. No one leads the events. We just talk, listen, and visit.
Tribal Tales of Paternal Gods and Predator People All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church May 16th 7:00 pmSubmitted by ftcsadmin2 on Mon, 05/04/2015 - 23:47.
Tribal Tales of Paternal Gods and Predator People: a parody on power, privilege and property
by Bill Durland
Be shocked and enjoy the humor. What role do religious legends play in the wars, violence and injustice in today's world? Join us for another of Bill Durland's satirical bombshells as the Colorado Springs Reader's Theater Players tell the story.
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
Come and enjoy good food and great conversation with other Freethinkers! 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. Please click "Read more" for additional information . . .
Earlier this year the “In Good Faith” column of the Independent newspaper included a rather paradoxical observation by Focus on the Family president Jim Daly, as he answered the question: “Does morality require a religious foundation?” Daly referred to lay theologian and novelist C.S. Lewis who, he said, held the notion that “a sense of right and wrong is innate to human nature.” Daly went on to say this very notion is evidence for God’s existence and said “without Him [God] there would be no such thing as goodness.”
Message received from Playwright Durland on morning of May 1: This is to inform you that the Cottonwood Center for the Arts cancelled the presentation of our play, Tribal Tales, without notice this morning. They gave no reasonable explanation. We are left with the task of trying to let everyone to whom we sent publicity know so they won’t show up tonight expecting to see the play.
The 74th Annual Conference of the American Humanist Association will be held in Denver Colorado on May 7-10, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel at 1750 Welton Street.
For schedule information, please visit http://conference.americanhumanist.org/schedule2015/.
It appears that a small number of extremely well funded Christians and Christian groups have been relatively successful in buying (from our "elected" "representatives") the legal precedent that Christian "freedom of religion" does not exist unless Christians have the ability (special right) to deny a wide variety of freedoms from everyone else. Non-Christians and non-believers already have to put up with frank religiousity in government settings such as government sponsored prayer favoring a single religion, religious statements favoring judeo-christian religion on currency, state sponsored religiously motivated limits to reproductive freedom, unequal treatment of minorities based on religious beliefs, state support of religion through tax free status, etc., etc., etc.
What if some foreign country attacked someone in your neighborhood, city, state, or nation with deadly rockets or bombs? What if they killed acquaintances, family members, or friends, and blew up your house, business, school, or other important local infrastructure? Whether you agreed with that country's motives or ideals or not, would you willingly support that country, help it achieve its goals, or do as its leaders asked? Would you see the foreign country as your friend - - or would you see that country’s citizens as an enemy?