Joplin Freethinkers was organized in January 2009. We hold that beliefs should be formed on the basis of science and logic rather than emotion, authority, tradition or dogma. We advocate the use of reason, defend the separation of church and state and support human rights, civil rights, tolerance and equality for all. Our goal is to provide a social and intellectual community for those who promote these principles.

Mission Statement: "To represent, organize,

and unite the secular citizens of southwest

Missouri by promoting the ideals of rationality"



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Recent Meetups

  • November 21, 2014 · 9:00 AM

    Skepticon 7

    3 Freethinkers

    Time for the annual Skepticon conference. There are speakers on Saturday and Sunday. And for those who show up on Friday, attend workshops, watch a movie, or socialize... Learn more
  • November 9, 2014 · 4:00 PM

    Book club for the Scientist in all of us!

    2 Freethinkers

    We will be going over chapters 2 and 3 in Life's Ratchet.
  • October 30, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    Democratic Party Speeches

    10 Freethinkers | 5.00

    We will have local democratic candidates speaking. Democratic candidates include: Charles (Hugh) Shields running for the 161st district (South of 7th ST Joplin to 32nd... Learn more
  • October 26, 2014 · 4:00 PM

    Book club for the Scientist in all of us!

    3 Freethinkers

    The book club will be starting with Life's Ratchet by Peter Hofmann. For Sunday's meeting we will be reading the intro and chapter one. If you are unable to attend but... Learn more
  • October 19, 2014 · 4:00 PM

    Book club for the Scientist in all of us!

    6 Freethinkers | 5.00

    Do you wish you knew more about the natural world? Come Join our book club as we explore the world of science. The first gathering will be a planning meeting. For those... Learn more
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