The Freethinkers Society of Truman State University is a student organization formed to:
- provide an open forum for the free exchange of philosophical ideas
- create and promote the awareness of a non-theistic student community on campus
- promote tolerance for all systems of belief, particularly non-traditional religious beliefs
As of Spring 2016, we meet every week on Tuesday at 7:30 pm in Violette Hall 1148.
While we are mostly a group of agnostics and atheists, anyone is welcome. In fact, people of religious belief willing to share and discuss their opinions are particularly welcome. Every meeting we have a topic in mind that has religious, political, cultural, or social relevance. Recent discussions have included “Does religion have a place in modern society?”, animal rights, and “Why voting is a waste of your time”. When the conversation is good, some people stay until 10:00 pm, but usually meetings last an hour. We are pretty casual, so come on in!
As Wikipedia puts it:
Freethought is a philosophical viewpoint that holds opinions should be formed on the basis of logic, reason and empiricism and not authority, tradition, or other dogmas.The cognitive application of freethought is known as “freethinking”, and practitioners of freethought are known as “freethinkers”.