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May June 2024 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine

Click here to see the May/June 2024 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine.

In the Ezine you will find the following:

  • The Anti-Slavery Efforts of Thomas Paine: An Online Special Event
  • Photos of Co-Hosts and Technical Helpers for the January 29th Event
  • Photos of Guests Highlighting the Anti-Slavery Efforts of Thomas Paine (Page One)
  • Photos of Guests Highlighting the Anti-Slavery Efforts of Thomas Paine (Page Two)
  • Photos of Congressional Representation at the January 29, 2024 Thomas Paine Birthdate Event
  • Photos of Special Guests at the Thomas Paine Birthdate Event
  • Photos of Sponsors of the Thomas Paine Birthdate Event
  • God and Science
    by Herb Silverman
  • Betsy DeVille Advertisement
  • My Opening Remarks to the East Brandywine Baptist Church
    by Margaret Downey
  • A Different Defense of the Founders’ Fence
    by Chris Highland
  • “Liberty Tree” a poem by Thomas Paine
  • Freethought Society Calendar Page
  • Donation and Information Page

We hope that you will remain or become an active supporter of the great work FS is doing. Please donate to the general fund or select a project you want to help sponsor. All donations to FS are tax-deductible (EIN: 23-2738574).

The Freethought relies on small donations to make ends meet. Please support freethought, educational programs, and much more by starting a monthly recurring donation of $5 today. We made it easy for you to donate. Please visit: https://www.ftsociety.org/donate/

If the Ezine inspires you to become more actively involved with FS, please provide us with your contact information, including your phone number and mailing address.

Special events are being planned in your area so don’t miss an opportunity to participate further. All personal information is confidential and will not be shared with other organizations.

We want supporters to stay informed at all times.

March April 2023 Freethought Society Ezine

Click here to see the March/April 2023 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine.

In the Ezine you will find the following:

  • President Biden Signs Bill to Honor Thomas Paine
  • Photos from the Thomas Paine Proclamation Celebration
  • The 2022 Life Behind Bars: Compassion and Reform Conference Report
  • Life Behind Bars: Compassion and Reform Speaker Photos
  • Life Behind Bars: Compassion and Reform Volunteer Photos
  • FS Signs Anti-Blasphemy Support Letter
  • Technology and Science
    by Herb Silverman
  • A Tribute to Alan B. Palmer
  • Humanism is the Best Future for Haiti
    by Billy Almoza
  • Freethought Society Multi-Month Zoom Calendar
  • Donation and Information Page

We hope that you will remain or become an active supporter of the great work FS is doing. Please donate to the general fund or select a project you want to help sponsor. All donations to FS are tax-deductible (EIN: 23-2738574).

The Freethought relies on small donations to make ends meet. Please support freethought, educational programs, and much more by starting a monthly recurring donation of $5 today. We made it easy for you to donate. Please visit: https://www.ftsociety.org/donate/

If the Ezine inspires you to become more actively involved with FS, please provide us with your contact information, including your phone number and mailing address.
Special events are being planned in your area so don’t miss an opportunity to participate further. All personal information is confidential and will not be shared with other organizations.
We want supporters to stay informed at all times.

Check for upcoming events at the FS Meet Up page
Like FS on Facebook!
Follow FS on Twitter

The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff

2022 September October Ezine

Click here to see the September/October 2022 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine.
In the Ezine you will find the following:

  • The 2022 Thomas Paine Festival Activities Report
  • Photos from the 2022 Thomas Paine Festival
  • Congressman Jamie Raskin’s Greeting to Attendees of the 2022 Thomas Paine Festival
  • The 2022 Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Center’s Online International Educational Seminar
  • More Photos from the June 2022 Thomas Paine Festival
  • Fables
    by Herb Silverman
  • Racism, Religion, and Irrationality in Buffalo and Beyond
    by Norm R. Allen, Jr.
  • Announcing a New Freethought Society Committee!
  • Several Freethought Board Members React to the Anti-Choice Supreme Court Decision
    Submissions by, Margaret Downey, Glen Loev, Alan Gold, Victoria De la Torre, and Sally Flynn
  • Freethought Society Two-Month Calendar
  • Donation and Information Page

 

We hope that you will remain or become an active supporter of the great work FS is doing. Please donate to the general fund or select a project you want to help sponsor. All donations to FS are tax-deductible (EIN: 23-2738574).

If the Ezine inspires you to become more actively involved with FS, please provide us with your contact information, including your phone number and mailing address.

Special events are being planned in your area so don’t miss an opportunity to participate further. All personal information is confidential and will not be shared with other organizations.

We want supporters to stay informed at all times.

Check for upcoming events at the FS Meet Up page

Like FS on Facebook!

Follow FS on Twitter

May / June / July / August 2022 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine

Click here to see the May/June/July/August 2022 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine.

In the Ezine you will find the following: 

  • The Thomas Paine Birthdate Celebration Brings Great Progress for the Statue Project!
    • Photos from the 2022 Thomas Paine Birthdate Celebration
  • House Bill 6720
  • Tracking House Bill 6720
  • Talking to Christian Fundamentalists
    • by Herb Silverman
  • Secular Student Alliance/Freethought Society Secular Student Scholarship Announcement
  • Well, Perhaps Chaplains Are for Atheists, Too
    • by Art Karloff
  • Truth or Consequences 
    • by Vic Losick
  • How I Went from Advertising God to Leaving God
    • by John Follis
  • Freethought Society Two-Month Zoom Calendar
  • Donation and Information Page

We hope that you will remain or become an active supporter of the great work FS is doing. Please donate to the general fund or select a project you want to help sponsor. All donations to FS are tax-deductible!

If the Ezine inspires you to become more actively involved with FS, please provide us with your contact information, including your phone number and mailing address.

Special events are being planned in your area so don’t miss an opportunity to participate further. All personal information is confidential and will not be shared with other organizations.

We want supporters to stay informed at all times. 


Check for upcoming events at the FS Meet Up page

Like FS on Facebook!

Follow FS on Twitter

The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff

Secular Day of the Dead

The 2021 Secular Day of the Dead / Día de los Muertos Secular

A Secular Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos Secular event is a celebration of life. Nontheist Hispanic/Latin people and others view the Secular Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos Secular as a perfect way to remember the legacy of dead loved ones that does not require prayer, church, or religious dogma. To nontheists, our legacies are our afterlife.

The Secular Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos Secular event will include many redesigned and religion-free Hispanic/Latin traditions and rituals that celebrate our one and only life, legacies, and cultural heritage.

More and more people are abandoning their religious upbringing but still want to celebrate the beauty of the Hispanic/Latin culture. This is why a Secular Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos Secular was created. The 2021 Secular Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos Secular will be presented as a Zoom event on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 with special attention to Spanish speaking participants. The 2021 Secular Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos Secular is cosponsored by The Freethought Society, Hispanic American Freethinkers, American Atheists, Center for Inquiry, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Secular Student Alliance, Secular Coalition for America, and Atheists United.

          Register here!

3:45 PM (PST)/6:45 PM (EST) Pre-Event Social

Entertainment and chatting opportunities with like-minded individuals will take place during this 15-minute time slot, featuring a mini-concert by John Davidson – a Hollywood legend and musical stage star who lived in Mexico and speaks Spanish.

4:00 (PST)/7:00 PM (EST) Welcome

Bilingual welcome by organizers and cosponsors Robyn Blumner, Victoria de la Torre, Margaret Downey, Nick Fish, Annie Laurie Gaylor, Dan Barker, David Tamayo, Kevin Bolling-Hey, Debbie Allen, and Sergio Ortega-Rodriguez. Cosponsors and organizers will each light a candle to honor a “Secular Saint” of historic significance. A Spanish Speakers Zoom Room and an English Speakers Zoom Room will be offered to participants at this time. A musical interlude will be provided by cellist Rich Rodriquez as people divide into their preferred language Zoom Rooms.

4:30 PM (PST)/7:30 PM (EST) Guest Speakers

Julia Sweeney Interviews Jon Huertas

“From Heartsick and Holy to Happy Heathen”

5:00 PM (PST)/8:00 PM (EST) Honoring Ceremony

Reservations are being taken for speakers who want to celebrate the life of a dead loved one. Reserve a 3-5-minute time slot by emailing SecularDayoftheDead@FtSociety.org

The Honoring Ceremony will open with dedications from author Fernando Alcántar, Ethical Culture Leader Hugh Taft-Morales, activist and president of Atheists United Christina Magallanes-Jones, educator Consuelo Cortes-Fleming, and photographer John Jones-Cortes.

The musical interlude will feature Margarita Reyna and James Nunnelley performing a Cumbia dance.

After the reserved speaking spots conclude, the Zoom spotlighting function will be available for anyone who would like to participate. The screen share function will be enabled so that speakers can display photos of the person being honored. The honoring of a pet is also welcomed.

Prizes will be awarded and mailed to participants who the cosponsors determine to have the best Secular Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos Secular themed clothing, Zoom setting, face painting, face mask, and hair adornment.

See photos of the prizes and find additional information on Facebook!

The end time of this event is unknown. Anyone who would like to honor a dead loved one will have an opportunity to do so before we conclude with a mini-concert by Gary Stockdale and Abraham Steve Mackey.

To see what was done last year, see our YouTube recordings of the 2020 celebration!

     English Room

     Spanish Room