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Welcome to the Freethought Society (FS)!
The Freethought Society (FS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization advocating the separation of church & state, freedom of religion for all, freedom from religious intrusion, freedom of expression and freedom of choice. As freethinkers, our minds are not constrained by superstitions or prescribed dogmas that tell us what we may or may not think. We are a group of atheists, agnostics, humanists, skeptics, et al. who are interested in preserving the wall of separation between religion and government. We value critical thinking, the power of reason, we reject superstition/religious dogma.
FS advocates nontheist thinking because we have looked at the many theological systems that have been around since the beginning of time, and we have found them lacking. The goals of the Freethought Society are to raise awareness and acceptance of the non-theist community and provide fellowship and unique services to non-theists throughout the US and Canada.
Through a variety of events and activities, as well as monthly program meetings, FS serves as a forum in which freethinkers can learn, socialize and exchange ideas.
Our services include:
Meetings - free & open to public (Social and Educational)
A quarterly newsletter, available for free by pdf to supporters and all interested. Just send an email to newsletter@FtSociety.org to add your name to the distribution list.
You can learn more about the Freethought Society’s many services and programs by visiting our website at www.ftsociety.org.
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Upcoming events (1)See all
- The 2023 International Secular Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos SecularLink visible for attendees
The Freethought Society will once again cosponsor an international Secular Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Secular Zoom event on Thursday, November 2, 2023. The bilingual event will start at 4:00 PM (PDT)/7:00 PM (EDT).
Other sponsors are Hispanic American Freethinkers, Black Nonbelievers, Center For Inquiry, Freedom From Religion Foundation, and the Secular Coalition for America.
If you would like to see a pre-event video addressing the “appropriations” question, please log into to the event 15-minutes early. We will be showing the 2022 educational and entertaining video created by Secular Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Secular board member Memo Benumea. The video can also be seen any time at the below link:
A Secular Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Secular event is a celebration of life. Nontheist Hispanics view this day as a perfect way to remember the legacies of dead loved ones in a way that does not require prayer, church, or religious dogma. To nontheists our legacies are our afterlife. More and more people are abandoning their religious upbringing but still want to celebrate the beauty of their culture. This is why a Secular Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Secular event was created.
The 2023 event will include many secularly designed Hispanic traditions and rituals that celebrate life legacies, cultural heritage, and our one and only life. All are welcome.
We are pleased to host author Hector A. Garcia as the 2023 keynote speaker. Garcia is the author of Alpha God: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression and Sex, Power, And Partisanship.
Actor Jon Huertas will open the program with a special message. He has starred in the television series This is Us, Castle, and many others. He is also a Hollywood director and producer.
The 2023 Secular Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Secular program will include musical performances and unique presentations by Rolando Ávila, Martin Bonfil, Abraham Lopez LeFuente, Daniel Zepeda, and Salvador Leon Beltrán.
Attendees are encouraged to participate in the honoring ceremony. Three-to-five-minute videos can be sent to the following event organizer: margaret@FtSociety.org.
Videos must be received by October 8, 2023. If honoring the life of a loved one on the evening of the event, please keep memorial remarks under five minutes.
Prizes will be awarded for the best Zoom box decor, face painting, honoring table, and hair/hat adornment.
Below is the international event registration link: