Sioux Falls Free Thinkers is Home for all those with Open Minds and for whom there are No Rules! This group includes Feminists, those interested in science and Scientists, those who love animals and Zoologists, and Atheists and Agnostics, but all those with open minds are welcome. Free Thinkers are those that want a world without rules and controls, without borders and boundaries. A world where anything is possible.
Free Your Mind! There Is No Spoon!
(From the movie, The Matrix)
The one thing the writers of the Freethinker definition seem to have forgotten is the idea of having an Open Mind, the basic concept behind what made Freethinking possible in the first place. We at Sioux Falls Free Thinkers reject this closed-minded rigidity of thought, so, even though we agree with and endorse much of the Freethinking definition, we took the word Freethinking back to its original roots and call ourselves "Free Thinkers" to symbolize Open Minds, Free Thoughts, and true Free Thinking once again.
The Sioux Falls Free Thinkers group will never have any dues. Membership is not required to attend our meetings. This group will probably never have any formal rules except treating other member's opinions with respect and giving everyone equal time to speak. This group will never purge members for thinking differently or for forming their own group of open-minded people. The only loose requirement is that members, and those attending our meetings, have an interest in one of the subjects of our five websites.
Our 10th meetup will be in Country Inn's Riverfront Room SATURDAY, March 8th starting at 5:00 pm, but come when you can. There should be plenty of free parking outside the entrance to Country Inn. I'll be there to answer your questions. We'll be having a discussion of "Intelligent Design vs non-Intelligent Design" starting at 6:30 pm. You'll have 4 minutes to MAKE YOUR CASE, or just come and listen to what others have to say. Either way come and join the fun. And feel free to invite a friend. Here are the full Meeting Details.
For our 11th meetup we'll meet on WEDNESDAY, March 12th in the Falls Landing Restaurant itself at the long table in the rear. This is a midweek break from those around you that are not free thinking and don't have open minds. A chance to recharge your batteries so you can make through the week with your spirit intact. No agenda, no plans, just relax and talk about whatever comes to mind. Have some fun getting to know these really great people. The meetup will start at 5 PM, but come when you can. And feel free to bring a friend. Here are the full Meeting Details.
And here's the map for these events: Country Inn and Fall's Landing Restaurant
Our "slogan" above comes from the following quote:
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent!
But above all Be Your Own Heroine, Be Your Own Hero. You achieve nothing for yourself by living vicariously off the skills and achievements of others. It's What You Do That Matters. Cheer and applaud your own skills and achievements and be proud of them, Be Proud of What You Are and What You Do.
Don't Just Think You Are Right, Know You Are. Don't hesitate, don't be unsure, don't let others doubts cloud your judgment, your power of reason. Others will constantly try to manipulate you, control you, dominate you, intimidate you, tell you that you must do this and can't do that, Ignore Them! Your mind, your own thoughts are the only thing you can really be sure of, trust your thoughts instead.
Your mind, your conscious mind is the most powerful tool ever evolved.
Trust it, act on what it tells you. Be positive! If you think you're right
Then Know you're right and Follow What You Think is the best course.
Break Free! There Is No Spoon!
We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our events and meetings!
We have member websites for Feminists and intimidated and abused women and those who wish to help them, for those interested in science and Scientists, for those who love animals and Zoologists, and for Atheists and Agnostics. Check them out at Member Websites.