Meet other local freethinkers*, skeptics and atheists. Gather to discuss beliefs, philosophies, and scientific skepticism, and make new friends that share your worldview.          BNFree on Facebook

*Here is how Austin Cline defines "Freethinker" at

"A freethinker is defined as one who arrives at their beliefs through the use of reason, science, logic, and empiricism rather than by relying on dogma, tradition, and authorities. This definition of freethinker places people squarely in the camp of skeptics, particularly with regard to religion and the supernatural. In theory a freethinker can also be a religious theist, but as a practical matter freethinkers are more likely to be skeptics, secularists, irreligious atheists, and critical atheists."

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Recent Meetups

  • June 25 · 5:00 PM

    Skeptics in the Pub

    9 Freethinkers & Skeptics

    We'll have some drinks and socialize.
  • June 11 · 7:00 PM

    Trivia Night at Firehouse Pizza

    6 Freethinkers & Skeptics

    Thursdays are trivia night at the Firehouse Pizza, in uptown Normal. This is a trivia event where a bunch of teams compete against each other to see who get the most... Learn more
  • June 9 · 5:00 PM

    BNFree Social Gathering

    5 Freethinkers & Skeptics

    Bring any topics or current events you'd like to discuss and we'll just have a good time.
  • June 7 · 6:00 PM

    Neil Carter in Springfield

    6 Freethinkers & Skeptics

    The Springfield Area Freethinkers are hosting blogger Neil Carter. Let's take a road trip! Here is their description of the event: We're pleased to bring Neil Carter (... Learn more
  • May 28 · 7:00 PM

    Skeptics in the Pub

    13 Freethinkers & Skeptics | 5.00

    ** Please note, the time of this meeting has changed. We are trying it with a late start of 7:00pm. ** We'll have some drinks and socialize.
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