Upcoming and Recent Events

West Coast Friggatriskaidekaphobia Party Feb. 13, 2015

The Backyard Skeptics, the Freethought Alliance and the Freethought Society have joined together to bring the Friggatriskaidekaphobia Party (Fear of Friday the 13th) on Friday the 13th of February, 2015.  It will be held at the Howard Johnson Inn Fullerton Hotel and Conference Center, 22 W. Houston Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832  (714) 922-1700. (Discounted Rooms available while they last- mention “Friday the 13th Party)

Cost is $13.13 for Early Registration, $15 at the door.  

RSVP and Pay $13.13 now by clicking here:  www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FJKB5XERPY5YG  (Payment collected by the Freethought Alliance via PayPal.)

See the flyer below for full information, entertainment, guest lists and more. For more information, please visit or contact us via www.Friggatriskaidekaphobia.comFtSociety.org or the FreethoughtAlliance.org.

























January-February 2015 FS Newsletter

Click here to read the newsletter:   January-February-2015-FS-News-Web

In the newsletter you will find the following articles:

  • The First Secular Day of the Dead Celebration by Margaret Downey
  • The Lively Celebration of the First Secular Day of the Dead  by Victoria de la Torre
  • Photos of the First Secular Day of the Dead  
  • Voting Beneath the “Head of Christ”  by Wayne Trotta
  • Advocating for the 2014 West Chester, PA Tree of Knowledge by Margaret Downey
  • The Las Vegas, Nevada 2014 Tree of Knowledge by Margaret Downey
  • The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2014 Tree of Knowledge by Margaret Downey
  • Promotional Flier for the February 13, 2015 Anti-Superstition Bash and Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Center Event by Carol Everhart Roper
  • School District Under Fire for Hosting Scouts Assembly  by Tim Cwiek  (First Published in the Philadelphia Gay News on December 11, 2014)
  • The Movie Scene by Dennis Middlebrooks
  • The Freethought Society’s 2015 Four-Month Calendar
  • Donation and Information Page

Click here to read the newsletter:   January-February-2015-FS-News-Web

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

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The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff

Dinner and a Movie:

Bondage in the Bible

FS’s “Dinner and a Movie” event format is back by popular demand.

Please bring your own dinner to the Norristown Library Community Room on February 21, 2012 to view Bondage and the Bible. The address of the library is 1001 Powell Street, Norristown, Pennsylvania. For information about public transportation please see the following website: http://www.septa.org/stations/rail/norristown.html

The movie will start at 6:00 PM. Attendees are encouraged to arrive between 5:30 and 5:45 PM to socialize and set up their dinner tables. FS will provide bottled water, napkins and paper plates.

Bondage and the Bible is a 60 minute independent film by Eric Harmon. This film includes the critical analysis of the Bible’s endorsement of  slavery and examines the inconsistent message in the New Testament, which supports slavery and inequality.


Bondage and the Bible tackles the controversial subject of African Americans who follow the bible as “the word of god” despite glaring passages that support and condone the institution of slavery.  The film examines how Old Testament curses and commandments legitimizes slavery and how New Testament scriptures urge slaves to obey even the cruelest of masters.  In addition, the film evaluates the psychological damage that ensues when African American people worship iconic images of a white god.  Using actual bible scriptures and interviews with people ranging from biblical scholars to ordinary citizens, the film offers a diverse look at how the bible’s support of slavery allowed U.S. slave owners to pass on a religion to African Americans that guaranteed an inferior relationship to all things divine.

View the trailer at: http://bondageandthebible.blogspot.com

Genres: Documentary // African American Heritage      Influences: The History Channel’s Mysteries of the Bible // Jesus Camp

Please RSVP using our Meetup page:  http://www.meetup.com/Freethought-Society-Meetup/events/49602002/

or our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/events/268988663166890/

Archived Newsletters: July 2010 – December 2010

Here’s the last of the archived newsletters for your enjoyment!

Archived Newsletters: January 2010 – June 2010

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