Freethought Corner

In this forum, members are encouraged to post thoughts, opinions, comments, essays, etc. on specific topics related to state/church issues, or for advancing the education of non-theism.

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Vigilance is our Duty

Vigilance is our Duty

Submitted by:  Tom Cara, Director, FFRFMCC As we are now officially one month into a new Presidency, the FFRFMCC  roundly condemns the bigoted, anti-religious, and unconstitutional actions of this administration. As non-theists, it is without question we often have very vocal opinions regarding religion – and not all of them are positive to say the […]

By February 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
“February and the Birth of Scientific Giants”

“February and the Birth of Scientific Giants”

Submitted by: Sanford Morganstein   February is an especially good time to think of the scientific method and its deep connection to truth.  It’s also a good time to think about the relationship of science to the citizen’s role in emphasizing truth. Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809.  Galileo Galilei was also born […]

By February 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
They Just HAD to Ask That Question! – Post VP Debate Commentary by the FFRFMCC Director

They Just HAD to Ask That Question! – Post VP Debate Commentary by the FFRFMCC Director

FFRFMCC Commentary Submitted by:  Tom Cara, Director, FFRFMCC —————————————————————— Perhaps CBS News decided this was the best question and should be saved for the end.  But for awhile, it looked as though we would be able to get through two full general election debates before religion was brought to the table.  Unfortunately we were not […]

By October 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Christian Churches Continue to Show Their Preferences for Presidential Candidates

Christian Churches Continue to Show Their Preferences for Presidential Candidates

FFRFMCC Commentary Submitted by: Tom Cara, Director, FFRFMCC As we quickly approach the 2016 general election, it has become very apparent that religious organizations are viewing the presidential campaign as yet another opportunity to snub their pious noses at rules and regulations they feel should apply to everyone else but them. Religious leaders are becoming […]

By October 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Illinois Pastors Joining the “Religious Persecution” Bandwagon

Illinois Pastors Joining the “Religious Persecution” Bandwagon

FFRFMCC Commentary Submitted by:  Tom Cara, Director, FFRFMCC Since taking effect In January, 2016, Illinois became the fourth state, in addition to the District of Columbia, to pass a much-need ed ban on gay conversion therapy, sometimes called “reparative therapy,” for LGBT individuals under the age of 18. These ridiculous and harmful techniques were condemned […]

By September 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
If You’re An Atheist, What the Hell’s Wrong With You? The FFRFMCC Letter to Governor Kasich

If You’re An Atheist, What the Hell’s Wrong With You? The FFRFMCC Letter to Governor Kasich

“You know that Daniel Radcliffe has declared himself an atheist? I’m serious. What a weird thing. Why would a guy who had all that success, just – I mean what the hell’s wrong with him? To become a declared atheist – I mean – I don’t know why you would even say that. But anyway, […]

By September 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Atheist Churches?  A Good Idea–But a Better Name Might be in Order

Atheist Churches? A Good Idea–But a Better Name Might be in Order

Submitted by: Tom Cara, President, FFRF Metropolitan Chicago Chapter Copyright: October 8, 2014 The first time I heard the words “Atheist church,” my first reaction was: “Ugh! Why would any atheist want to be associated with that word?” But as critical thinkers, we should never automatically discard an idea simply because it generates a bad […]

By December 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
A Discussion of Scripture

A Discussion of Scripture

Submitted by:     Rich Pope Member, Freedom From Religion Foundation Metropolitan Chicago Chapter (On) 6/25/14, I shared on FB a post by John Loftus, a former minister and now and atheist and the brain behind the “Debunking Christianity” website/FB page and several books. The post quoted several horrendous scriptures from the Bible on slavery. With […]

By July 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Christmas Quandary (Copyright 12/10/2013)

The Christmas Quandary (Copyright 12/10/2013)

Submitted by:  Tom Cara President, FFRF Metropolitan Chicago Chapter   Another winter holiday season is here, and Christmas can certainly be a troublesome issue for some ex-Christians to deal with. I am an atheist now, but was raised a Christian – baptized and confirmed a Lutheran to be exact.  So like many brought up in […]

By December 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Are We Atheists Not Playing the Odds?

Are We Atheists Not Playing the Odds?

Are We Atheists Not Playing the Odds? By:  Tom Cara, President, FFRFMCC – (Copyright 2013) – 6/1/13   One question many non-believers find the most vexing when asked by those of religious faith is: “Why not just believe in God?  Why take the chance of being sent to hell when it’s so easy to just believe?” […]