A freethinker is a person who forms beliefs and opinions based on evidence, logic and reasoning. As such, a freethinker will change their beliefs and opinions in light of new evidence or new interpretations of evidence
What We Do:
As a group, we meet frequently and discuss our collective goals as well as individual ideas. Most meetings are simply social get-together's that provide a forum for like-minded conversation.
Although we are all similar minded, we are diverse. Our many viewpoints inspire healthy discussions and debates about religion, philosophy, politics, and much more.
When you come to a meeting you will be free to engage as little or as much as you want. While we meet as a complete group, we often break apart into smaller groups and have separate discussions.
Joplin Freethinkers: Mission statement
A conviction that dogmas, ideologies and traditions, whether religious, political or social, must
be weighed and tested by each individual and not simply accepted on faith.
Commitment to the use of critical reason, evidence, and scientific methods of inquiry,
rather than faith and mysticism, in seeking solutions to human problems and answers to
important human questions.
A primary concern with fulfillment, growth, and creativity for both the individual and
humankind in general.
A constant search for objective truth, with the understanding that new knowledge and experience
constantly alter our imperfect perception of it.
A concern for this life and a commitment to making it meaningful through better understanding
of ourselves, our history, our intellectual and artistic achievements, and the outlooks of those
who differ from us.
A search for viable individual, social and political principles of ethical conduct,
their ability to enhance human well-being and individual responsibility.
A conviction that with reason, an open marketplace of ideas, good will, and tolerance,
can be made in buildings a better world for ourselves and our children
Bylaws May be viewed HERE
Joplin Freethinkers TM founded in Jan. 2009
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