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SWiFT

Southeast Wisconsin FreeThinkers

SWiFT is a democratic organization uniting freethinkers across Southeast Wisconsin to encourage rationalism, freethought and Humanistic values.

Website: http://www.swiftnow.org
Location: Southeast Wisconsin
Members: 36
Latest Activity: Apr 13, 2015

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Discussion Forum

SWiFT members, do you think Jesus was a historical person?

Started by Mark Michicich. Last reply by kenyatta yamel Dec 27, 2014. 18 Replies

I'm not sure this question is of broad interest to SWiFT members, but as an ex-Catholic, I can't help wondering and would love to know what others think.I raise the question of Jesus' historical…Continue

Adopt-a-Highway

Started by Kristen Himsl Hunter. Last reply by Kurt Bocksenbaum Jun 5, 2012. 3 Replies

Hello, At the last SWIFT monthly meetup we discussed putting together an Adopt-a-Highway program. We are going to organize a pick-up 3 times a year (between April and November) and I know a lot of…Continue

Why are tax breaks given to the religious? Seriously, I'm really asking...

Started by Mark Michicich. Last reply by Mark Michicich Dec 8, 2011. 4 Replies

I have a basic understanding of the separation of church and state, and I am a huge advocate.  It's why I joined ffrf.  I think people should be free to be religious or not.  I get why church/state…Continue

Reconciling Science and Religion

Started by mojo5501. Last reply by mojo5501 Oct 26, 2011. 25 Replies

I wanted to discuss the anti-rational aspects of Christianity.  Why haven't fundamentalists and creationists gone away in modern society?  I am always amazed and discouraged by the amount of people…Continue

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Comment by kenyatta yamel on December 27, 2014 at 10:16pm

Well i didn't actually go to the radio broadcast but I did listen to last week's and this week's Swift News turning sacred cows into german sausage. And I heard part of the mythicist hour. I think the swift news was more to my liking because there elements of humor involved. However you were much too hard on the young boy who wanted to skip homework because the ten commandments were removed from his public school.

Comment by A3Kr0n on April 12, 2013 at 6:23pm

Just crazy stuff:

Janesville church to build 60-foot cross

http://gazettextra.com/news/2013/apr/12/janesville-church-build-60-...

Comment by cyref on January 16, 2013 at 2:56pm

Lawrence O'Donnell had a segment regarding the inauguration last week that was spot-on. I know it won't change anything but nevertheless I do hope President Obama saw it.

Remove bible from inauguration

Comment by Troy Gorsline on January 15, 2013 at 11:57am

Is it me or is this really depressing...

 

Tuesday, January 22 — National Prayer Service

One day after the swearing-in ceremony, President Obama and Vice President Biden along with dignitaries and  representatives from many faiths will attend the interfaith Inaugural National Prayer Service at the Washington National Cathedral. The service will feature prayers, readings, and musical performances. The event is by invitation only, but it will be streamed live at the National Cathedral’s website. The tradition of the National Prayer Service began in 1933 with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) explained that “The beginning of President Obama’s second term will be marked by the acknowledgement and celebration of the role of people of faith in American life. President Obama’s own faith has played an integral role in his life, his commitment to service and his presidency, and this important tradition will celebrate the values and diversity that make us strong.”

The Cathedral also has a special exhibit, “Presidents at the Cathedral,” chronicling the past visits of U.S. presidents over the Cathedral’s 105-year history. The exhibit which opened this month is available for Cathedral visitors in the nave and on the Cathedral’s website.



Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/inauguration-20...
Follow us: @wtcommunities on Twitter

Comment by Dan Czech on May 30, 2012 at 11:58pm

Hi, everyone! Just thought I'd introduce myself. I haven't actually been to any meetings or anything, but hopefully I'll be there on Sunday (does anyone know how long it usually goes? I might have to work in the afternoon). Pleasure to meet you all :)

Except you, Eric :P

Comment by Mark Michicich on May 21, 2012 at 5:24pm

Hi Angela. I know what you mean. It seems that you still need to find the actual comment by searching the wall.

I've reposted the link to the Reason Rally photos below:

http://www.atheistnexus.org/photo/albums/reason-rally-3

Comment by Troy Gorsline on April 27, 2012 at 2:19pm

I am planning on attending. There was some talk on going as a group, but it didn't really get planned (stupid work taking me away from fun).

Hope to see you!

Comment by A3Kr0n on April 27, 2012 at 12:09pm

Anybody going to the Reason Rally tomorrow in Madison?

hashtag is #ftf1

Comment by Mark Michicich on April 17, 2012 at 6:39pm

Here's a link to the Christopher Hitchens Tribute recently shown at the Global Atheist Convention.  It's 11 minutes long and worth every second: 

http://youtu.be/iR0GyYaeI-k

Comment by Troy Gorsline on April 17, 2012 at 8:28am

Wow, Mark. This is really great! Not only am I sending this link to my daughters, I am sending it to some co-workers, too. We aint being productive today... sorry customers.

Thanks again.

 

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