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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.

November / December 2023 Freethought Society Ezine

Click here to see the November/December 2023 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine.

In the Ezine you will find the following:

  • Freethought Society Represented at the2023 DragonCon Labor Day Weekend Event
  • DragonCon 2023 Pre-Parade and Parade Photos
  • What is a Street Pirate?
    (Margaret Downey interviews Christine Magallanes-Jones)
  • Welcome Sharon Chen
    (The Freethought Society’s Newest Board Member)
  • Crusades
    by Herb Silverman
  • Thomas Paine Memorial Association Update
  • Freethought Society Four-Month Calendar
  • Donation and Information Page
Margaret Downey Portraying Ruth Bader Ginsburg during DragonCon Parade

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
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The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff

September October 2023 Freethought Society Ezine

Click here see the September/October 2023 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine.

In the Ezine you will find the following:

  • The Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum Rededication Event
  • The Most Remarkable American Most People Have Never Heard Of
    by Seth Andrews
  • Tom Flynn’s “Afterlife” in Dresden, New York
    by Tim Madigan
  • Presentation of the Robert Green Ingersoll Cornhole Game
    by Margaret Downey
  • A New Humanist/Freethought Book & A Letter From The Author
    by Sarah Bakewell
  • My Creed
    by Robert Green Ingersoll
  • Dedication of Tom Flynn Memorial Gazebo
    by Margaret Downey
  • Photos of the Robert Green Ingersoll Museum Reopening Event
  • The Connection Between Robert Green Ingersoll and Thomas Paine
    by Margaret Downey
  • About Woody Kaplan
    by Herb Silverman
  • Freethought Society Activities 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 always stay informed.

The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff

Secular Day of the Dead 2023

The Freethought Society will once again cosponsor an international Secular Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Secular Zoom event on ThursdayNovember 22023. 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 UsCastle, 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 ÁvilaMartin BonfilAbraham Lopez LeFuenteDaniel 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 as well as the Freethought Society Meetup page link:

Pre-Registration Required: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsd-qtpj4qGtOCULSJDr-IaO17vI8OVwJY

Freethought Society Meetup Link: 

https://www.meetup.com/freethought-society-meetup/events/295954816/

May June 2023 Freethought Society Ezine

Click here to see the May/June 2023 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine.

In the Ezine you will find the following:

  • Major Changes Develop in California After Freethought Society Prison Reform Conference
  • Why Should Atheists and Freethinkers Care about Prison Reform?
    by Margaret Downey
  • Thanks for the meme-ories!
  • Commandments
    by Herb Silverman
  • Freethought Society Four-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).

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 Freethought Society News Editorial Staff