Enjoy learning and reading about science, psychology, philosophy, sociology, history, and other Big Topics? Love learning? Good conversation? Relish meeting other ponderers, thinkers, and arm-chair scholars? This is the group for you.
The range of subjects covered will be broad, reflecting the diversity of topics that thoughtful people can engage with. Everything from psychology, philosophy, sociology, history, natural science, rhetoric, the arts, humanities, religion, education, and beyond; in other words, the group is open to whatever the members of the group find intriguing.
Andrew L. Seidel is a constitutional attorney, the Director of Strategic Response at the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and as of May 2019 he is now an author.
His first book "The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American" (https://smile.amazon.com/Founding-Myth-Christian-Nationalism-American/dp/1454933275) hit shelves in May. Renowned constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky has described it as "a beautifully written book" that "explodes a frequently expressed myth: that the United States was created as a Christian nation." Publisher's Weekly wrote that Andrew "provides a fervent takedown of Christian Nationalism in his furious debut. ... his well-conceived arguments will spark conversations for those willing to listen." Susan Jacoby, author of "Freethinkers; The Age of American Unreason"; and "The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought" wrote the foreword and Dan Barker, FFRF co-President penned a preface.
When not fighting for the First Amendment, Andrew writes for ThinkProgress, Religion Dispatches, Religion News Service, Rewire News and elsewhere. Andrew joined FFRF as a constitutional consultant on Halloween, 2011 and served as the FFRF staff attorney assigned to Florida for several years.
The CFFC is the Florida chapter of the FFRF. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is an American non-profit organization based in Madison, Wisconsin, with members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The largest national organization advocating for non-theists, FFRF promotes the separation of church and state and educates the public on matters relating to atheism, agnosticism, and nontheism. The FFRF publishes a newspaper, Freethought Today, 10 times a year. Since 2006, as the Freethought Radio Network, FFRF has produced the Freethought Radio show. The Foundation has taken and won more challenges of the "faith-based initiative" than any other national group to date. The national Foundation has brought more than 85 First Amendment lawsuits since 1977, and keeps several Establishment law challenges in the courts at all times.
Central Florida Freethought Community educational meetings are free and open to the public.
Enjoy thought-provoking speakers, local freethought news, state/church activism, volunteer opportunities, and socializing. Come out to meet old friends and make new ones. Coffee and water will be available with snacks served during the social hour after the meeting so plan to stay a while.
Read more about CFFC here. (https://www.meetup.com/cflfreethought/)