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Weather permitting, there will be an Extreme Adventure hike on Sunday, October 2nd to Stanley Canyon. This hike is meant for only above average hikers. The first portion of the hike is very steep. There are sections that are somewhat dangerous. A misstep could be fatal and/or result in broken bones. Also, there is a section that there is loose gravel on top of slanted rock. In this area, care needs to be taken to avoid sliding down into the creek.
Come and enjoy good food and great conversation with other Freethinkers! Bring a dish to share, bring your spouse and/or friend, and bring water, soft drinks, a bottle of beer or wine, or whatever you’d like to drink. Coffee and tea will be provided by the host(s). The socials begin at 6:00 pm and usually 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 complete details ...
by Groff Schroeder
While some suggest we “look forward not back1," it appears some events, both before and after September 11, 2001, are important not to forget, but to remember.
Atheist & Scientist Dr Vic Stenger will present "God & Science" (in which he will attempt to debunk the notion that God exists) at 3:00 pm, Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Pueblo, 110 S. La Crosse Avenue. It is Free and open to adults. Reservations are suggested by calling 719-561-0880.
Freethinkers of Colorado Springs September 2011 Meeting
September 28th 2011 at 7:00 pm
"AN EVENING OF CONVERSATION AND COOKIES"
AT THE GILL FOUNDATION, 315 EAST COSTILLA STREET
If you are interested in this hike, please RSVP at www.meetup.com/hiking-freethinkers.
Weather permitting, there will be a hike on Sunday, Sept. 18th. The hike is Black Forest Section 16. This hike is a mostly flat 4.2 mile loop in Black Forest. To get there from Corporate Drive and Woodmen Road, head east, go 6.3 miles, turn left onto Black Forest Road, go 0.2 miles, turn right onto Vollmer Road, go 4.5 miles, turn left onto Burgess Road, go 0.25 miles, turn right into the trailhead parking lot.
There will be 3 ways to get to the trailhead parking lot.
If you are interested in this hike, please go to www.meetup.com/hiking-freethinkers to RSVP.
Freedom, freedom, who gets the freedom? - by Groff Schroeder
We hear a lot about the getting government “off our backs,” but not so much about the relentless march of government – especially government sponsored religion - into our pants. Although the 1965 Griswold vs. Connecticut Supreme Court Decision declared a state's arrest of married couples using birth control unconstitutional, the unparalleled successes of “pay for play,” and “pray for play,” politics suggests that birth control opponents could soon return state policing of reproductive practices to the marital bedroom. Meanwhile, despite birth control's proven ability to prevent abortions, opponents successfully employ apparently unethical tactics that deny countless Americans access to birth control every day, no matter what their marital or religious status.
The Religious Roots of Terrorism - by Jan Brazill
Nowhere are these words of regret more distressing than in our current concern with terrorism. The dreadful event of 9/11, the bombings worldwide with increased security at home, even the airport searches that make air travel uncomfortable—all these could have been avoided, if only…