Southeast Wisconsin FreeThinkers

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

Location: Southeast Wisconsin
Members: 36
Latest Activity: Apr 13, 2015

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Welcome to the SWiFT group on Atheist Nexus. Please feel free to use this as a forum to share ideas, engage in creative and constructive debate, announce local and national relevant news and events, and just say hi to old friends - along with meeting new ones.

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


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 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:

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.

Comment by Kurt Bocksenbaum on April 16, 2012 at 9:34pm

Mark, that is awesome.  Wow!  Thanks so much for sharing.  I'm showing it to my daughter right now.

Comment by Mark Michicich on April 14, 2012 at 1:08pm

I thought this was cool and worth sharing with the kids, especially if they're science fans or you're trying to foster an interest in science.  It's called "The Scale of the Universe 2."  Make sure to explore both sides of the scale.  You can click on any object to learn more -- from string at one end of the scale to the observable universe at the other -- and even Russell's Teapot in between.

Comment by Mark Michicich on April 8, 2012 at 12:12pm

"An Easter Blessing" (originally posted on alt.atheism - April 15, 2001)



Comment by Troy Gorsline on April 2, 2012 at 12:33pm

Oh, the temptation!

I work in special collections for a bank. A customer called in the general line this morning to make a payment on her approved plan. When I answer the phone, she stated that god must be good as the tone of my voice automatically placed her at ease.

Oh the tempation! Listen, Lady, there is no god. You are talking to an atheist. The reason my voice is putting you at ease is because that is my job, I am motivated to do my job well because it is the right thing to do - not fear of punishment or promise of reward.

God isn't good. God is a myth.

One of these days I am going to crack and break some poor person's heart. Just thought this story was too funny to not share with folks who understand...

Comment by Kurt Bocksenbaum on March 27, 2012 at 11:03am

To all of you that were not able to make it to the Rally because of the bus situation or other reasons, I'm truly sorry.  To all of you that did make it, thanks and wow!!  To all: We will have a video recap of the Rally and the American Atheist Convention at the next SWiFT meeting this Sunday.  Hope everyone can make it.

Comment by Angela M. on March 22, 2012 at 8:47pm

I really need to get to more of the local functions and meet more of you guys.  If I could have gotten a carpool going (take turns driving and help paying for gas), I might have been able to swing it.  On my own, though, not enough time or money.

I'll be properly envious, too!  <hands Troy a tissue>

Comment by Troy Gorsline on March 22, 2012 at 9:13am

The Madison and Milwaukee bus routes were the same bus, and yes - the cancellation is confirmed (Troy weeps).

Hope all have fun at the Rally. I can't wait to hear all of the reports at the next meeting... I will be properly envious.

Comment by Angela M. on March 21, 2012 at 5:40pm

It looks like both the Madison and Milwaukee buses were canceled.



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