SKP Freethinkers

A Birds Of a Feather group (BOF) of Escapees RV Club

A Few Choice Links

American Atheists   A nationwide movement founded by Madelyn Murray O'Hair which defends the civil rights of nonbelievers, works for the separation of church and state, and addresses issues of First Amendment public policy.

Atheist Alliance  An umbrella organization for independent, local atheist groups. The goal of the Alliance is to help establish strong, democratic, autonomous atheist societies around the world. The Alliance sponsors an annual national convention, publishes the quarterly Secular Nation magazine, and engages in other activities to help make the atheistic viewpoint heard and respected.

Atheist Foundation of Australia  Nice collection of information and articles here.

Beyond Belief: Science, Religion, Reason and Survival  This site documents a conference of scientists and philosophers held in early November 2006. I found the 20+ hours of downloadable video fascinating.

Center for Inquiry Transnational  A Global Federation committed to science, reason, free inquiry, secularism, and planetary ethics

The Council for Secular Humanism is North America's leading organization for non-religious people. A not-for-profit educational association, the Council supports a wide range of activities to meet the needs of people who find meaning and value in life without looking to a god. Its activities range from magazine publishing to campaigning on ethical issues, from conferences to support networks, from educational courses to conducting secular ceremonies, from local groups to international development. Officers of the Council for Secular Humanism include Paul Kurtz (Chairman) and Executive Director David Koepsell.

Edge  Edge Foundation, Inc., was established in 1988 as an outgrowth of a group known as The Reality Club. Its informal membership includes of some of the most interesting minds in the world. The mandate of Edge Foundation is to promote inquiry into and discussion of intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and literary issues, as well as to work for the intellectual and social achievement of society.

Evolve Fish dot com  EvolveFISH is an enterprise based in Colorado, and we are dedicated to countering the destructive aspects of religious zealotry. We create and gather enlightened symbols and materials and advertise these products online; with special focus on areas where zealots are trying to usurp the freedoms of the targets of their bigotry. Commercial website for bumper stickers, Darwin fish, buttons, etc.

Fayetteville Freethinkers  This is a small local group in Arkansas that is typical of many others across the country. There is plenty of value here free for the reading.

Freedom From Religion Foundation  This national association of nontheists has been working since 1978 to promote freethought and defend the constitutional principle of the separation of state and church.

Institute for Humanist Studies  The Institute for Humanist Studies (IHS) is a think tank whose mission is to promote greater public awareness, understanding, and support for humanism. This particular page defines humanism and asks, "Are you a humanist?"

Minnesota Atheists  We have been active in Minnesota for over thirteen years, gathering together those who have given up their belief in a god or gods to enjoy each other’s intelligent company while we support a variety of efforts to educate the public and influence legislation that may either benefit or interfere with our interests as non-religious people.

Naturalisms  Naturalism is a worldview, a philosophy -- a general understanding of reality and humanity's place within reality. Welcome to a website about all the varieties of naturalism. There are many types of naturalism and many reasons to be a naturalist. Other websites about naturalism typically present one type of naturalism (such as reductive materialism or dual-aspect monism) as the exclusive or best version. Your webmaster, John Shook, is a professional philosopher and expert guide for a complete tour of naturalism.

NoBeliefs  This site doesn't have a stated purpose but the owner seems to be Jim Walker and it has all sorts of Freethinker related stuff. What I've seen here I've liked.

North Texas Church of Freethought  This wonderful organization was founded in 1994 by SKPF BOF members Mike and Marilyn Sullivan. There's plenty of interest to freethinkers here.

On Faith - From the Washington Post and Newsweek: A conversation on religion with Jon Meacham and Sally Quinn  Religion is the most pervasive yet least understood topic in global life. From the caves of the Afghan-Pakistan border to the cul-de-sacs of the American Sunbelt, faith shapes and suffuses the way billions of people-Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and nonbelievers-think and act, vote and fight, love and, tragically, hate. It is the most ancient of forces. As Homer said, "All men need the gods." Even the most ferocious atheists find themselves doing intellectual battle on a field defined by forces of the faithful. And so, in a time of extremism -- for extremism is to the 21st century what totalitarianism was to the 20th -- how can people engage in a conversation about faith and its implications in a way that sheds light rather than generates heat? At The Washington Post and Newsweek, we believe the first step is conversation-intelligent, informed, eclectic, respectful conversation-among specialists and generalists who devote a good part of their lives to understanding and delineating religion's influence on the life of the world. The point of our new online religion feature is to provide a forum for such sane and spirited talk, drawing on a remarkable panel of distinguished figures from the academy, the faith traditions, and journalism. Members of the group will weigh in on a question posed at least once a week, perhaps sometimes more often, depending on the flow of the news. We encourage readers to join the conversation by commenting on what our panelists have to say, offering their own opinions and suggesting topics for future discussions.

Planet Of The Gods  SKP Freethinker Paul Martin's Song and Video

Point of Inquiry  Point of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry’s radio show and podcast, drawing on CFI’s relationship with the leading minds of the day including Nobel Prize-winning scientists, public intellectuals, social critics and thinkers, and renowned entertainers. Each episode combines incisive interviews, features and commentary focusing on CFI’s issues: religion, human values and the borderlands of science. Point of Inquiry explores CFI’s three research areas: Pseudoscience and the paranormal, Alternative medicine, and Religion and secularism.

Positive Atheism  For Those Seeking to Initiate or Invigorate Their Awareness.

Richard Dawkins  RichardDawkins.net is split into two sections: one side is for the non-profit foundation (RDFRS), and the other is the official promotional site for Richard Dawkins and his books. In order to obtain our non-profit status in the UK and US, we are required to keep our book and tour promotion activities separate from the foundation's non-profit work. We hope you enjoy both of these growing new websites.

Sam Harris  Website of author of "The End of Faith" and "Letter to a Christian Nation"

Sam Harris - Andrew Sullivan Debate  Read the entire Jan/Feb 2007 debate here at Beliefnet.com

Secular Coalition for America  Washington-based lobbying organization for atheists, humanists, freethinkers, and other nontheistic Americans. Our mission is to increase the visibility and respectability of nontheistic viewpoints in the United States and to protect and strengthen the secular character of our government as the best guarantee of freedom for all.

Skeptics Society  The Skeptics Society is a scientific and educational organization of scholars, scientists, historians, magicians, professors and teachers, and anyone curious about controversial ideas, extraordinary claims, revolutionary ideas, and the promotion of science. Our mission is to serve as an educational tool for those seeking clarification and viewpoints on those controversial ideas and claims. - Under the direction of Dr. Michael Shermer, the Society engages in scientific investigation and journalistic research to investigate claims made by scientists, historians, and controversial figures on a wide range of subjects. The Society also engages in discussions with leading experts in our areas of exploration. It is our hope that our efforts go a long way in promoting critical thinking and lifelong inquisitiveness in all individuals.

The Brights  What is a bright? A bright is a person who has a naturalistic worldview. A bright's worldview is free of supernatural and mystical elements. The ethics and actions of a bright are based on a naturalistic worldview. Is Your Worldview Naturalistic? Think about your own worldview to decide if it is free of supernatural or mystical deities, forces, and entities. If you decide that you fit the description above, then you are, by definition, a bright! On this website, you can simply say so and, by doing so, join with other brights from all over the world in an extraordinary effort to change the thinking of society—the Brights movement.

The Freethinker  The voice of atheism since 1881 - British

The James Randi Educational Foundation  An educational resource on the paranormal, pseudoscientific, and the supernatural.

The Problems with Beliefs  This essay unpacks the concepts embeded in the word "belief" brilliantly

The Salon-Keeper's Companion  An Utne Reader Guide to Conducting Salons, Council and Study Circles.

The Secular Web (Infidels.org)  Vast and useful secular resources including essays by author Richard Carrier and others

Why Won't God Heal Amputees?  Is God real, or is he imaginary? It is one of the most important questions in America today, because this question lies at the heart of the American culture wars.

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