Update:. This turned out to a fun and very funny session. I think Barry invited us to protect us from you fellow congregation members. They were PISSED.. I'm going to try to get him to do it for the Freethinkers..
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I got the great notice from Barry Fagin, a local activist. I think it could be worth your time..
March is Women?s Month and we will celebrate with a lively
discussion on the current war on women. This is both a tool in
the political wars and a full on attack on women?s healthcare.
Many of the leaders in the last century who fought for women?s
rights were freethinkers. We may need to call some of them up!
Please join us.
Big House Sports has a convenient little café near our meeting
room. Some of us will gather earlier for a light snack before the
March 28, 2012 Freethinkers meeting 7 PM
Big House Sports 2660 Vickers Colo. Sprgs. CO. 80918
This election season, having just witnessed the end of the war in Iraq, we would do well to remember a memorial sermon given by Rabbi Roland B. Gittelsohn, the first Jewish chaplain the Marine Corps ever appointed.
Of 70,000 American Marines on Iwo Jima, 1,500 were Jewish. Rabbi Gittelsohn was in the thick of the fray, ministering to Marines of all faiths in the combat zone. When the fighting was over, he was asked to deliver the memorial sermon at a combined religious service dedicating the Marine Cemetery.
Unfortunately, racial and religious prejudice led to problems with the ceremony. Division Chaplain Warren Cuthriell, a Protestant minister, originally asked Rabbi Gittelsohn to deliver the memorial sermon, wanting all the fallen Marines (black and white, Protestant, Catholic and Jewish) honored in a single, nondenominational ceremony. However, the majority of Christian chaplains objected to having a rabbi preach over predominantly Christian graves.
Cuthriell refused to alter his plans, but Gittelsohn, wanting to avoid further embarrassment, decided to comply, so three separate religious services were held. At the Jewish service, Rabbi Gittelsohn delivered the powerful eulogy he originally wrote for the combined service:
Direct from San Franisco's Underground
February 22, 2012
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Show Starts at 7:00 PM
Purchase Tickets at www.TheLiberalStore.com/springsprogressives
In the early 1990s, writer/performer Barry Smith found himself in a bizarre doomsday cult, living in the basement of a man who claimed to be the return of Jesus. Barry's absolutely true, multi-media comedy about his experience offers an irreverent glimpse into the world of religious fanaticism from one who's been there and back.
Growthbusters: Hooked on Growth
with Dave Gardner
January 25, 2012 7:00-9:00 PM
Big House Sports
2660 Vickers Drive, Colorado Springs
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Come celebrate HumanLight with us. This is our largest event of the year!
This year we are proud to have Joe Uveges “Best Solo Musician – Gazette” 2011 performing!
See http://www.youtube.com/v/SB4HvVEMFig&rel=1 for “The Librarian’s Song” video on You Tube.
The Freethinkers of Colorado Springs will be celebrating our 8th annual HumanLight Celebration! Please join us, all freethinkers and skeptics are cordially invited!
Date: Saturday, December 17th, 6.00 pm.
TWO SPIRITS interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn't simply divided into male and female and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.
Two Spirits - an Award Winning Documentary on Native Culture
of the Freedom From Religion Foundation
7:00-9:00 PM November 23rd 2011
Gay and Lesbian Fund Building of the Gill Foundation
315 East Costilla Colorado Springs, Colorado
details at www.meetup.com/freethinkers-of-colorado-springs