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As human beings, living in this so-called free and secular nation, we have the ability and the right to question, examine and dissect all things religious, all things political, all things philosophical, all things cultural, even all things scientific.

Any attempts to silence freethought will only make us think louder!

Upcoming events (5+)

Gals and Guys Gastronomic Gala

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Gals and Guys come on out to "think freely" while eating good food, catching up with friends and meeting new ones! This is a monthly Meetup, held primarily on the last Thursday of each month, but the day might change some months. RSVP by: Tuesday, March 26 at 7pm. MENU: http://www.elrodeomexrestaurant.com/index.php/about/appetizers/ I will be getting there at about 6:45pm, so feel free to come early too if you like. Reservation will be under "Suzy-Cleveland Freethinkers." Hope to see you there! Suzy Wernet

Gals and Guys Gastronomic Gala

EL RODEO FAMILY MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Gals and Guys come on out to "think freely" while eating good food, catching up with friends and meeting new ones! This is a monthly Meetup, held primarily on the last Thursday of each month, but the day might change some months. RSVP by: Tuesday, March 26 at 7pm. MENU: http://www.elrodeomexrestaurant.com/index.php/about/appetizers/ I will be getting there at about 6:45pm, so feel free to come early too if you like. Reservation will be under "Suzy-Cleveland Freethinkers." Hope to see you there! Suzy Wernet

An Evening with Shelley Segal!

Cleveland Metropark Intergrove Lodge

Center for Inquiry Northeast Ohio and the Northern Ohio Freethought Society are proud to present an evening with renowned singer, songwriter and guitarist Shelley Segal! Born and raised in Australia, Shelley moved to the U.S. in 2016. As a young teenager she began to question religion and her own Orthodox Jewish upbringing, considering herself an atheist by age 18. Armed with her voice, guitar, and her freethought and humanism-themed original songs, Shelley burst onto the secular stage with a very well-received appearance at Reason Rally 2012. Since then she has performed at many secular events, including annual conventions held by the Freedom from Religion Foundation and the American Humanist Association. As of March 2019, Shelley has released 8 albums and E.P.'s including "An Atheist Album" (2011) and her latest, "Forms" (2018). IMPORTANT: There is no fee to attend this event, but please read below: 1) ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER with a valid email address USING THE FORM BELOW. An RSVP via one of the associated Meetup groups where the event is listed (CFI-NE Ohio, Cleveland Freethinkers, Northern Ohio Freethought Society) will not guarantee registration. Those who have not registered by 3 days prior (Tuesday, April 2) will not be admitted. Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/N752ahFF81abaX3g1 2) THIS EVENT IS ALSO A POTLUCK - please consider bringing a main dish, side dish, snack, dessert, or drink to share! Note: Beer and wine are permitted at this facility, provided it is consumed in plastic cups and the empty cans/bottles are placed in the proper recycling receptacle. Any alcoholic beverages must be consumed inside the building, and are prohibited in the outdoor patio areas. Feel free to indicate what you are planning to bring for the potluck, below in the comments! 3) While this event is free to attend, CFI NE Ohio and NOFS will HAPPILY ACCEPT VOLUNTARY DONATIONS to help defray the cost of venue rental and artist fees. One can make a voluntary donation via a PayPal link in the registration form above, or by placing it in the donation box at the event itself. The official start time for this event is 6:30pm. We'll eat, drink and mingle until Shelley's performance begins at approximately 7:45pm! Helpful tips for locating Intergrove Lodge: It is located on Buttermilk Falls Parkway, between Sunset Lane and Strawberry Lane (which is no longer a thru street). The easiest access is to turn onto Sunset Lane off of Rt. 91 (S.O.M. Center Rd), and then make a left on Buttermilk Falls Parkway. Intergrove Lodge will be approximately 1/2 mile up on the left. Here is a map: https://bit.ly/2TNhULm See you there! :)

CFI April Meeting: "The Persistent Myth of the Human Spirit"

Independence Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

It can be said that groups such as this one have had "spirited" discussions. And a fairly reasonable use of the term "human spirit" might be applied when, for example, people from all walks of life pull together in the face of a disaster (etc). But as we know, the term "spirit" refers to something altogether different for most of humanity. Join us at Center for Inquiry Northeast Ohio's April meeting, which will feature a program by longtime CFI member Linus Ogbuji. In his presentation, titled "The Persistent Myth of the Human Spirit", Linus will explore the inextricable link between the belief in a human “spirit” and religious belief in general. He will also be offering a critique of the oft-heard “spiritual, but not religious” position. Linus is a retired professor of engineering and NASA scientist. A naturalized US citizen, he has lived in six countries on three continents (but longest in the USA). Linus is a member of CFI and a life member of American Atheists, and has three sons and sixteen grandchildren. As usual, light refreshments will be served. See you there! :)

Past events (896)

CFINO Presents : The Heart of Dying

Mayfield Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

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