FLorida Atheists and Secular Humanists (FLASH!)

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FLorida Atheists and Secular Humanists (FLASH!)

We have weekly social meetings throughout South Florida

Website: http://www.freethoughtflorida.com
Location: South Florida. From Palm Beach to Miami
Members: 103
Latest Activity: Nov 3, 2013

South Florida's Home for Freethinkers

Hello, If you are in South Florida, either as a resident or visiting, we have groups in four locations multible times a week (see our calendar). If you live in South Florida, you are close to one of these locations, come join us for a freethought social. FLASH offers social events, community involvement and activism opportunities.
FLASH! is American Atheists' "2009 Affiliate of the year"

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Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 25, 2013 at 7:44pm
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 22, 2013 at 8:05pm

this was just wow (they're all grown ups!?)
http://youtu.be/Oju_lpqa6Ug

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on November 6, 2012 at 9:09am

Comment by Annie Thomas on June 14, 2012 at 9:10am

Secular Verda-

Unfortunately, Mike has pulled out of the race.  I hope his short campaign raised some awareness, though.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 14, 2012 at 7:13am

Good news!
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Atheists In The News


Mike Smith is an attorney running for District 69 in the Georgia House of Representatives, and he's openly atheist.  What's more, he's in favor of marijuana legalization.  The slogan on his websitereads: "Rational Representation for the 99%."  And this is why he doesn't want your money:

          "I do not want to accept contributions because the only way to stop the corrupting influence of money in politics is to stop the flow of money.
            We need public finance of all election campaigns, and we need to make all political contributions illegal.  I have been told by a political consultant that the best I can expect to do is to lose by a landslide. But, I have another idea. I think this campaign is about new ideas, not about old money.

            The only way I see to win the election is for real people to get excited about new ideas like those I have discussed. We have the right to vote, and we can control our legislators."

Comment by Dean Loring on May 5, 2012 at 12:06pm

Hi all. I live in Boca, and teach in Davie and Lake Worth. Hope to see some of you at a meeting somewhere sometime.

Comment by Nathan Hevenstone on September 26, 2011 at 5:43pm

So... no one's going? Seriously?

 

Come on. Somebody has to be going who can give me a ride...

 

Please?

Comment by Nathan Hevenstone on September 20, 2011 at 3:31pm

How come no one's said anything about this, yet? Richard Dawkins is going to be speaking at the University of Miami, Coral Gables campus, on Friday, September 30, at 5. The event is free.

 

http://www.as.miami.edu/images/news/2011dawkins/flyer.png

 

I would love to go, but would need a ride. Is anyone coming from or near Boca Raton and can swing by Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton campus to pick me up, then get me back to SW 18th? I don't have cash, but I'd be happy to use my card to get you some gas on the way there or back (find a Shell and I can even get a small discount, I think). Please? I really want to go!

Comment by Maria Rodriguez on September 12, 2011 at 2:12pm
Jane, thanks so much for your reply. It must have been terrible for you and your daughter having to spend your precious time with such religious nutcases. We also had lots of bad experiences with home school groups as most of them out there are religious-based.
My kids only have two friends that live pretty close to us, but they haven’t seen them since last year. They both are Catholic but never talked about religion with my sons.

 

In regard to the guitar course at FLVS, I thought about making a formal complaint but my sons don’t want me to do it. They are very kind and respectful kids, and excellent students too, but they think that if I say something about it to the school authorities, their teachers (most of them are Christian) would find out that they are not “believers” and would have a bad opinion of them. They are afraid that in retaliation for my complaint (if I make one) their teachers are going to treat them badly. It’s sad, frustrating, and frightening, too.  In that online public school, students are required to post personal responses and opinions on a discussion board and reply to other students postings. Courses such as Science, History, and Language have lessons that require it as part of their assignments. I remember when one of my sons was in 7th or 8th grade; he had to post his assignment (I think it was for a U.S. History lesson) on the discussion board, and I, just out of curiosity asked my son to let me read what other students had posted. I couldn’t believe the things students had written there; it seemed that it was a Bible/religion course not a history class. It happened that brainwashed “Christian” kids had been using the discussion board to proselytize, and some of their postings and replies were very disturbing, they said/wrote things like: If you don't serve God and Jesus you are going to be punished and condemned to burn in eternal fire in hell; they also said/wrote that unbelievers are demon possessed, and that atheists are evil, and other things like that...  It seems that teachers don’t monitor what students are posting on the board, or it could be that teachers are Christians and like what Christian students are doing (proselytizing, etc), either way, it is something to be concerned about.



Comment by Maria Rodriguez on September 9, 2011 at 9:35pm
My two younger sons are in homeschool (7th and 11th grades) and for the past years they have been doing virtual school (FLVS). When I was choosing this school year courses for my sons, I noticed that FLVS had added a guitar/music course to the curriculum. In general terms, it looks pretty good; the student will learn the fundamentals of music, and whatever is necesary to become a skilled guitarist. What I didn't like is that many of the songs they are going to learn are church/Christian songs like "Amazing Grace", "Joy to the World", "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands", "When the Saints Go Marching In", and more. So, after I read that they were required to learn how to play those songs, I decided to not register them in that class.
Is there anyone in this group (Florida Atheists and Secular Humanists) with children that are doing school with Florida Virtual School?
 

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