Sioux Falls Free Thinkers is Home for all those of Free Thought with Open Minds! This group includes Atheists, Agnostics, and Humanists, those interested in science and Scientists, those who love animals and Zoologists, and Feminists and those wanting to help abused women, but all those with open minds are welcome. Free Thinkers are those that want a world without rules and controls on thought, without mental borders and boundaries. A world where anything is possible.
Free Your Mind! There Is No Spoon!
(From the movie, The Matrix)
The one thing the writers of the Freethinker definition seem to have forgotten is the idea of having an Open Mind, the basic concept behind what made Freethinking possible in the first place. We at Sioux Falls Free Thinkers reject this closed-minded rigidity of thought, so, even though we agree with and endorse much of the Freethinking definition, we took the word Freethinking back to its original roots and call ourselves "Free Thinkers" to symbolize Open Minds, Free Thought, and true Free Thinking once again.
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Next Meetup: Review of Results of the Atheists Billboards release and Attack By Church
Location: Tomacelli's Pizza & Pasta, 2309 W 12th St, Saturday June 3rd, 6:30 PM.
I will have a Free Thinkers sign on the table.
The Atheism billboards will have been up for as many as 6 weeks. Currently the Atheist website visits are running at 80 per day and the pages read at 180 per day. And on May 22nd another 6 Evolution billboards will go up.
One May 11th we were forced by a "Church Office" to remove two Sioux Falls Scientists billboards that clearly dealt with evolution, but said nothing about religion. The details, including our response, are on the Sioux Falls Atheists website page: Atheism Billboards Attacked By Church.
They picked on the wrong Atheist group. We are not apologetic about our beliefs like some other atheist groups. We have the power of science and the facts science produces on our side. We are proceeding to put our evolution message outside one of their campuses were children are indoctrinated with anti-science beliefs. Teaching children anti-science garbage is a travesty. We believe in taking a stand and not compromising with anti-science bigots. Evolution is a Fact! It is not an Opinion!
We have also finished the first draft of 12 Global Warming billboards. They can be seen at: Global Warming Billboards 2017. As always we will be accused of using too many words and putting up to much information. I hate to tell the detractors that more words and information works because it actually does. Every billboard campaign proves it. The website traffic always at least doubles and often triples. We're not selling hamburgers here. We have a serious subject to communicate and it can't be done in the required 7 words that "marketing expects" think it must.
So come to the meetup. Express your opinion and contribute to the cause. It is fun. And by the 3rd of June we may be hearing more from the "church office."
Dale Hemming, founder Sioux Falls Free Thinkers, Atheists, Scientists
The Sioux Falls Free Thinkers group will never have any dues. Membership is not required to attend our meetings. This group will probably never have any formal rules except treating other members and their opinions with respect, and giving everyone equal time to speak. This group will never purge members for expressing their opinions or for forming their own group of open-minded people. The only loose requirement is that members, and those attending our meetings, have an interest in one of the subjects of our five websites.
Bring out the protest songs!
We're going to need them again!
We are going to need to take to the streets again and voice our resistance to oppression. Trump will:
- Revoke executive orders to protect LGBTQ Americans from discrimination
- Order the Justice Department to work against legal abortion
- Order the Justice Department to work against reproductive healthcare
- Sign an executive order that gives people the right to discriminate against others while masking it as "religious freedom"
- Push for a repeal of the federal law that bans partisan politicking by nonprofit organizations (i.e. churches will be able endorse and give money to political candidates)
- Put extremists like Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court and on lower federal courts
- Eviscerate (gut) reproductive rights
- Roll back LGBTQ rights
- Embrace crude forms of xenophobia
- Appoint advisors who've make a career out of peddling hate
- Call for a registry of Muslims (same as Nazi Germany did to Jews)
- Trade in ugly forms of Islamophobia
- Not demand gender equality
- Not reject sexism and misogyny (brags about sexually assaulting women)
- Work to have gay people cured through therapy
- Work to have church-state separation removed because it is an "extra-constitutional doctrine" and is a recent thing that is "unhistorical and is unconstitutional"
This is all detailed in the latest issue of The Humanist. I strongly suggest reading it.
And this list doesn't even include his opposition to plans to stop global warming, to gut the EPA, and to repeal Obamacare putting at least 10 million Americans back on no healthcare except to charge people whatever medical providers can get away with and putting them into bankruptcy.
I also think it will also only be a matter of time before safety (work) camps will be established for all Muslims so they can be "safe" from attacks by white American males and so others can be "safe" from attacks by Muslims. These safety (work) camps will be expanded to include LGBTQs and Atheists in Trump's second term where these deviants can be "corrected", physicallly if necessary, and blacks and Hispanics will be begin to be included in the camps in Trump's third and fourth terms. (Yes, that's right. Once he's got power there's no way he's going to let it go.) Essentially white aryan males will rule and white women will become their breed stock to support the pure white aryan race. That's how the Nazis thought and that's how American white aryan males also think.
The Nazis modeled their race purity laws on the American race laws of the 1930's. To "purify" America the American government will simply revert to using those laws and expand on them as the Nazis in Germany did.
History repeats itself. And we now have a man in power who has no respect for the law or the rights of others. I hope I am wrong, but we should expect the worst. The people he has appointed to power are all proven haters of others and they will do everything they can to advance their agenda of hate. You can depend on it.
The Southern Proverty Law Center and the BBC report
867 Hate Crimes in the ten days after the election.
That's a jump to over 86 per day!
And It's only begun!
Hate Groups Operating In The United States
All data from the Southern Poverty Law Center
|All hate groups operating in the U.S.
|Ku Klux Klan groups
|Black Separatist groups
|Racist Skinhead groups
|White Nationalist groups
|General Hate groups
|Christian Identity groups
|Radical Traditional Catholicism groups
|Holocaust Denial groups
|Racist Music groups
Note that many of these hate groups are Christian Based.
But there are no Muslim or Jewish Based Hate Groups.
But above all Be Your Own Heroine, Be Your Own Hero. You achieve nothing for yourself by living vicariously off the skills and achievements of others. It's What You Do That Matters. Cheer and applaud your own skills and achievements and be proud of them, Be Proud of Who You Are and What You Do.
Don't Just Think You Are Right, Know You Are. Don't hesitate, don't be unsure, don't let others doubts cloud your judgment, your power of reason. Others will constantly try to manipulate you, control you, dominate you, intimidate you, tell you that you must do this or can't do that, Ignore Them! Your mind, your own thoughts are the only thing you can be sure of, trust your thoughts instead of theirs.
Your mind, your conscious mind is the most powerful tool ever evolved.
Trust it, act on what it tells you. Be positive! If you think you're right
Then Know you're right and Follow What You Think is the best course.
Break Free! There Is No Spoon!
We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our events and meetings!
We have member websites for Atheists, Agnostics, and Humanists, for those interested in science and Scientists, for those who love animals and Zoologists, and for Feminists; for those who wish to help abused women, and for abused women themselves. Check out these other websites at Member Websites.
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