Sioux Falls Free Thinkers

"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent!"

For all those with Open Minds!

Welcome Sioux Falls Free Thinkers!
Welcome Open Minds! 

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers is Home for all those of Free Thought with Open Minds! This group includes Atheists, Agnostics, and Humanists, those interested in science and Scientists, those who love animals and Zoologists, and Feminists and those wanting to help abused women, 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 Thought, and true Free Thinking once again.

Our meetings and social gatherings are posted at Sioux Falls Free Thinkers on Sioux Falls Free Thinkers Upcoming Events can be seen on the Calendar.

Our next upcoming event for the Sioux Falls Feminists is Sioux Falls Feminists eat Great Italian Food at the Spezia Restaurant on July 26 at 6:30 PM. This event is just a get together to have a good time. No speeches, no agenda except maybe discuss some of the latest events in the world of Feminism. This meeting is for all Sioux Falls Free Thinkers whatever their specific interest. Also for the artists who plan to compete for the $5,500 in prize money for artwork to put on the websites. See the details on the Sioux Falls Free Thinkers Calendar. We will also be discussing an idea that came in the Sioux Falls Zoologists meeting last week. Forming an alliance with other open-minded progressive groups and protesting the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling which allows a Christian-owned company to claim a religious exemption to the law requiring employers to pay for their workers' contraception. (Webmasters comment: I call it the "keep them barefoot and pregnant" ruling. The religious assault on women just never stops!) The full story on the ruling is at Hobby Lobby case: Court curbs contraception mandate.

The following week on Saturday August 2nd at 6:30 PM we will be meeting again at Tomacelli's Pizza on 12th Street. Tomacelli's does have some of the best pizza and also other Italian dishes. This event is just a get together to have a good time. No speeches, no agenda, discuss whatever comes up, and maybe discuss and help plan the proposed protest of the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision. As usual I'll bring some articles of current interest to seed the conversation. Bring a friend, bring an opinion, and bring an appetite. And if you are one of the artists planning to make an entry in the Sioux Falls Free Thinkers Art Contest, you are welcome to join us and get a first hand impression of the group and its ideas.

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 members and their opinions with respect, and giving everyone equal time to speak. This group will never purge members for expressing their opinions 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 "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 Who 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 or can't do that, Ignore Them! Your mind, your own thoughts are the only thing you can be sure of, trust your thoughts instead of theirs.

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 Atheists, Agnostics, and Humanists, for those interested in science and Scientists, for those who love animals and Zoologists, and for Feminists; for those who wish to help abused women, and for abused women themselves. Check out these other websites at Member Websites.