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LFS Monthly Meeting

This month, our own Craig Clearwater will be leading a discussion on "Faith and Belief"

Come joins us for intelligent discussion and freethinking fun at our monthly meeting. Lancaster Freethought Society is a community for Freethinkers, Atheists, Agnostics, Humanists, Non-believers, Skeptics, and those who are simply curious. There is no fee to attend our meetings which range from topical subjects of interest to freethinkers such as Church/State Separation, as well as subjects such as science, philosophy, ethics, counter-apologetics, and psychology. All are welcome to attend no matter what your beliefs may be but proselytizing is not allowed.

We meet the first Thursday of each month at the Granite run Isaac's Restaurant, located in the strip mall behind KFC on Manheim Pike and has a neon sign. Meetings take place in the private conference room in right rear of restaurant.

Hope to see you there!

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  • John S.

    Hi Karen, It is my understanding that none of us start out as "Believers", and that most Believers have been traumatized into their "faith". I invite anyone to prove me incorrect. If you were once a believer, I would love for you to relate how you became a believer and how you were able to shuck off this malady. Although my parents came from Mennonite stock, they never tried to indoctrinate me, nor my siblings, so by the time others tried that indoctrination on me, my brain was already too well developed. I generally was amused by their efforts. I believe that you will enjoy the vids at Now take that biblical passage "Don't keep your light under a bushel, but let it shine", by sharing Dusty Smith's videos. Thank you very much.

    2 · March 9, 2014

    • Karen S

      I as born atheist, and find the idea of a god ridiculous - LITERALLY on a par with Santa Claus. Although with Santa Claus, there actually was a man who gave gifts to kids; his myth wasn't spun from whole cloth.

      1 · March 13, 2014

  • John S.

    Hi Sarina, Glad you liked it. Thanks much. I'd love to engage you in conversation, sometime. Doubly so, if you have an interest in making a fortune via the stock market or/and vintage/classic cars of the '30's, or any topic of your interest.

    1 · March 10, 2014

  • Karen S

    While I understand that many of us enjoy discussions with believers, I do not feel our monthly meeting is the correct place for it. To me, our meetings are the one time I get to be completely unrestrained about my views, and I cannot tell you how important that is for me. I also think a few of the new people who came were turned off. If there are believers who want to have a discussion, I feel it should be a separate event.

    1 · March 8, 2014

    • Karen S

      Aren't you the one who advises us to BE restrained when enagaging theists, due to the studies proving that that kind of thing just makes people's brains shut down?

      March 9, 2014

    • Karen S

      AND, why don't we schedule a public debate ourselves?

      1 · March 9, 2014

  • John S.

    While "ALL" of humans are born Atheist (without theism), many inculcated, indoctrinated, at a young age, will stray from their roots. Customarily, Theists use some forms of terrorism to warp the minds of their young offspring. Some will find their way back, many won't. Lend them help, when/where you can. Help them seek the truth, for the truth may set them free! Here is a great place to start: Enjoy and share.

    March 9, 2014

  • John S.

    Until one can wrap their mind around the concept of psychic pain, one will have little chance of understanding the appeal of any religion. Religion is an "ideational" means of coping with psychic pain. There are many means of coping with psychic pain, e.g., alcohol(for fear), tobacco(for boredom, frustration, rage, etc.), as well as many other ways. Many have pain so great that they employ two, or more methods. If one is inclined to understand the behavior of we human animals, I highly recommend the books and blogs of Arthur Janov, particularly "Prisoners of Pain", "Life Before Birth", "Primal Healing", "The Biology of Love", "The New Primal Scream","Imprints, the lifelong impressions of the birth experience", and several others. His blogs are archived and free at;, and a great place to start. I needed to delete some of this, as it was over the limit allowed. If you are interested , contact me: [masked] Google Dusty Smith for some amusement.

    1 · March 8, 2014

  • Heather A.

    I had wanted to hear Craig's talk, but forgot- have another meeting tonight.

    March 6, 2014

    • Scott R.

      Luckily, we don't practice shunning.

      2 · March 7, 2014

  • John S.

    expect to be there, Thursday. Meanwhile, check out ...thecultofdusty.c.., enjoy and share.

    1 · March 6, 2014

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