What we're about

Are you good without a god? Hey, so are we!

We all benefit from a supportive community for friends, charity, and fostering a better understanding of secular values with our neighbors. Atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, humanists, skeptics, non-religious, lost tourists, and the generally confused are all welcome to join us!

It is often claimed that atheists are rare when in fact nearly 20% of our nation's population do not believe in a higher power. Still, atheists can feel isolated because the religious community is so organized and outspoken on issues. Building and participating in a community is the first step toward being heard.

Plus - the conversation is great!

The Arkansas Society of Freethinkers is an organization of secular individuals whose goals are to:

Build a supportive and active community.

Promote public acceptance of nonbelievers.

Defend science education and the separation of church and state.

We encourage everyone to suggest events and activities. In addition to various volunteer, social, and public events, our regular events are:

Monthly Lecture Series

1st Tuesday dinner and drinks

New member welcome potluck

Book Club

Damgoode Pies Pint Night

The "Freespeakers" Toastmasters chapter

Human Light mid-winter celebration

Winter Solstice holiday display at the Arkansas State Capitol

Public Events that we regularly support and attend

Science Cafe

Socrates Cafe

We are a volunteer organization and most of our events are free for the public to attend. If you want to support the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers and help us keep sponsoring these activities and events, membership is $30 a year. Our membership year is Jan 1st - Dec 31st.

New members and new ideas are always welcome.

Upcoming events (4+)

Wednesday Hike at Rock Creek Trail

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Bring water and comfortable shoes, this will be about 3.5 miles.
If you want to go RSVP. IF there are none the Hikemeister reserves the right to change the time or location without notification.

Beyond Belief - Secular Substance Abuse Recovery

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Are you looking to get beyond your addiction without religion? Finally, there is a secular program for recovery in Arkansas!

Beyond Belief is a secular program of recovery. If you want relief from a substance use disorder without relying on an interventionist deity, this program may be right for you.

We can maintain sobriety from the strength that comes from within us. People who struggle with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) can find this inner strength through the collective wisdom of those who have gone before us and those who are on the journey with us.

Beyond Belief will incorporate and include the ever-evolving science that investigates the multifaceted underlying causes of a substance use disorder.

This program welcomes people who have not successfully maintained sobriety through traditional 12 step programs of recovery.

This meeting currently occurs online. Once the pandemic permits, we plan to meet in person.

Try Slot Car Racing!*

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You can Crash at Our Place! Slot cars that is... This is a free event at which you can see, test drive, and even compete in races on Nomad Raceways portable slot car tracks.

Bring drinks or snacks to share. (We have an award for Best Food)

Fun and educational for all ages 8 and up with adults. Families welcome.

Arrive and drive. We provide everything. Jim will coach and host.

If you have slot cars, bring your favorites, to show and maybe race.

2 PM to 3 PM is a social hour, snacks, test drives, drinks, and browsing the collection. At 3 PM racing begins. anyone present may race or watch. We will do a series of short races on two different tracks. Beautiful award plaques are awarded. Be there and make Fast Friends.

This an introductory event. We are gathering a group of "Fast Friends" to participate in club-style racing on a range of local tracks and various types of cars. Cars will include inexpensive off-the-shelf models, vintage slot cars, and cars built by members.

Portable slot car tracks are available for outside events through www.NomadRaceways.com.

Please RSVP on this page. Or call 760 -744- 7450 for further information.

*denotes an event organized by another group besides ASF.

Heathen Hikers!

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Our devoted hike-meister Bern will provide updates. Please check back here for the current week's details!

Better yet, integrate the ASF event calendar with your Apple or Google calendar! See instructions here: How to Keep Up With ASF Events (http://files.meetup.com/1719190/How%20to%20Keep%20Up%20With%20ASF%20Events.docx)

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