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Oct 2017 Acts of god or nature? . . . Anti-Constitutional and Anti-Semitic United States Air Force Chaplain Captain Sonny Hernandez . . . .  Universal, Single-Payer Healthcare . . .   The Thai Example: Ignorance is Bliss . . .  FREEFLO - 2017  Newsletter
Sept 2017 Monuments as history? . . . Proposed revisions to Florida's Constitution . . . Pardoning Arpaio's crimes against the Constitution . . . State - Church separation corner . . . We are all statistics . . . FREEFLO - 2017 Newsletter
Aug 2017 NPR Fund Drive a success! . . . Tribes . . . Climate changes . . . Courage . . . Irony . . . FREEFLO - 2017 . . .  Newsletter
July 2017 How to defeat religion in 10 easy steps: A toolkit for secular activists . . . NPR fundraising update . . . In God we trust? . . . Florida Family Association: Fomenting fearmongering and fraud . . . Honesty, truthfulness, and reason . . . Newsletter
June 2017  Spinoza: religion without theism . . . NPR fundraising update . . . Secretary DeVos, miseducation, and arks . . . A white boy's advice to black folks . . . Ethics and our state legislators . . . Morality Part 3: The Evolution of Morality . . . Newsletter
May 2017 Starting the Buzz . . . Ruminations on freethought and politics . . . Religious extremist politicians' latest efforts . . . My human mortalityor my future life as the bionic man! . . . Calendar . . . June meeting . . . Newsletter
April 2017 President's message - What does it mean to vote your conscience? . . . The power of positively thinking away reality . . . Jeff Sessions' problems with the truth outside his Bible-blinded vision . . . Compassion: what is it and where has it gone? Newsletter
March 2017 Renew your membership . . . President's message - To Boldly Go . . . Invisible gods, angels, and microbes . . . A simple, easy way to help support the FCFS:  AmazonSmile . . . State - Church Separation Update . . . Mammon, tax law, and Trumpism . . . Reflections on the U.S. Electoral System . . . Newsletter
Feb 2017 Renew your membership . . . President's message - Religious apologists, character assassinations, prison religious conversions, and the father of secular humanism . . . State - Church Separation Update . . . The Florida Corporate Tax Scholarship Program (to undermine public education and promote religious mis-education) . . .

 

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Jan 2017 Renew your membership . . . President's message - Time to shift gears . . . Blasphemy laws vs. human rights . . . State - church separation update . . . Government responsibilities and people's rights . . . The measure of a person . . . Newsletter
Dec 2016 President's message - Merry Solstice . . . Heavenly Opportunities . . . Church - state separation update . . . Intelligence quotient vs. idiot quotient . . . An American Catastrophe Newsletter
Nov 2016 President's message - Giving thanks on Thanksgiving . . . A view on "What Should It Mean to Be An American" . . . Church - state separation update . . . A better understanding of the U.S. Constitution is needed by everyone . . . Respect, dgnity, and motivation in employment . . . Newsletter
Oct 2016 President's message . . . Saints and sinners and figuring out what's good . . . Call for nominations for 2017 board . . . State - church separation update . . . Humanist book discussion groups . . . Morality, part 2, The behaviors of morality . . .  Newsletter
Sept 2016 President's message - Politics and religion . . . A. Philip Randolph: A secular civil rights champion from Jacksonville . . . NPR fund drive - wrap up . . . State - church separation update . . . A new group - Nocatee Freethinkers . . . Why people of faith should supoert nontheistic invovations . . . Morality: What is it? Why is it important? Can you be moral without religion? . . .  Newsletter
Aug 2016 President's message - The nones . . . Great conquerers and other heroes and villains . . . NPR corporate sponsorship fund drive update (still underway) . . . State - church separation update - The natural majesty of the Rockies and the travesty of Ken Ham's $100,000,000 arc . . . Dinners for doubters . . . Death without religion . . . Newsletter
July 2016 President's message - To label or not to label, that is the question . . . Retaining tax-exempt status in a politically contentious climate . . . 2016 NPR corporate sponsorship fund drive update . . . State - church separation update - Suicide and social stigma . . . Come to Thailand . . . Newsletter
June 2016 President's message - Turn on, tune in, drop out . . . Reflections on the 2016 Reason Rally . . . The wall . . . 2016 NPR corporate sponsorship fund drive update . . . State - church separation update - 501(c)(3) organizations and political endorsements . . . The FCFS has two Meetups Newsletter
May 2016 President's message - Still climbing after all these years (annual NPR fund drive kick-off) . . . Ruminations on over population . . . Join the FCFS Meetup group . . . Folio Weekly features Earl Coggins on BackPage Editorial . . . State - church separation update - The devil and Antonin Scalia . . . Grandma isn't going into a nursing home: Family dynamics variations in in the U.S. and Thailand . . .    Newsletter
April 2016 President's message - A hamburger without meat . . . First-ever secular invocation delivered by an atheist at a Jacksonville City Council meeting . . . A letter to President Jefferson . . . Something new - an FCFS Meetup! . . . State - church - separation update - Public and government squares . . . L'Chaim! - to Life! Newsletter
March 2016 President's message - A new enlightenment . . . Invocation invitation . . . Oration at a child's grave . . . Disciplining defiant children the Christian way . . . State - church separation update . . . Belief means you know it is pretend . . . Newsletter
Feb 2016 President's message - Shared values . . . Honoring Charles Darwin . . . State - church separation update . . .Rising above fear of the "other" . . . OneJax supports Human Rights bill . . . Xenophobia:  From the cave to the 21st century . . . Newsletter
Jan 2016

 President's message . . . Thinking (freely) about the death penalty . . . State - church separation update . . . The road to and from extreme religious liberty . . . Now to our Thailand correspondent - Thai politics . . .

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Dec 2015

" Call to Action" (Move to Amend) Abolish corporate personhood and money as free speech . . . Nativity scenes, festivus poles, flying spaghetti monsters seen at State Capitol rotunda . . . December's president's message - It's about time! . . . Now to our Thailand correspondent - educating aout the truth . . . Freethinking about break-ins, terrorists, guns, and God . . . State-church separation update . . . Florida House Bill 163: Weapons and firearms . . .

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Nov 2015

 Carl Sagan day . . . A rabbi admist freethinkers . . . Guns in the U.S. . . . State - church separation update . . . Now, to our Thailand correspondent - Transitions . . .

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Oct 2015

President's message - Atheists under attack - again . . . Popemania . . . Changes in FCFS Humanist Book Discussion Group - Jacksonville . . . State - church separation update . . . Now, to our Thailand correspondent - Ch, ch, ch, changes . . .

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Sept 2015

President's message - No atheists in foxholes... really? . . . Human law v. holy dictate . . . NPR 2015 fund drive - success! . . . State - church separation update . . . BANNED . . . Now, to our Thailand correspondent - Anti-Semitism in the early 21st century . . . 

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Aug 2015 Message about - not by - president . . .  A faith lift we don't need . . . 2015 NPR corporate sponsorship fund drive update - almost there . . . Contacting Jacksonville city council membersregarding sectarian invocations at their meetings . . . State - church separation update . . . Brevard county commissioners sued for religious discrimination . . .  And now, to our off-shore correspondent in Thailand:  "Of fish and men . . .  TO VIEW NEWSLETTER IN YOUR BROWSER, CLICK  HERE.
July 2015 President's message - Damned if you do, damned if you don't . . . 2015 NPR corporate sponsorship fund drive update . . . Ruminations on a persistent topic . . . In memoriam:  Theo Lichtenstein . . . State - church separation update . . . And now, to our off-shore correspondent in Thailand: “A Monkey God, Lady Boys, and Hell” . . . Dignity U Wear volunteering - Discontinued! . . . TO VIEW NESLETTER IN YOUR BROWSER, CLICK HERE.
June 2015 President's message - 2015 NPR annual corporate sponsorship fund drive now underway . . . Master races, genes, sunlight and a little milk . . . And now, to our off-shore correspondent in Thailand:  “Most Religious Country?” . . . Religious freedom? . . . Dignity U Wear volunteer update . . . TO VIEW NEWSLETTER IN YOUR BROWSER, CLICK HERE.
May 2015 President's message - Rare earth elements . . . Invocations & gods in ancient Greece and a modern Greece . . . Wilhelmina Walton - a celebration of life June 6 (announcement) . . . And now for our correspondent in Thailand . . . Christian invocations at City Council meetings . . . Dignity U Wear volunteer update . . . TO VIEW NEWSLETTER IN YOUR BROWSER, CLICK HERE.
April 2015 Special event - FREEDOM OF SPEECH:  The Linchpin of a Free Society . . . Speaking out for freedom . . . Local AU update . . . My Christian pedigree . . . And now from our correspondent in Thailand . . . Musings on tolerance and the First Amendment . . . TO VIEW NEWSLETTER IN YOUR BROWSER, CLICK HERE.
March 2015 President’s message - Freedom or safety? . . . Free speech panel discussion - coming soon . . . Dignity U Wear volunteer opportunity - update . . . And now, from our correspondent in Thailand . . . Chalupa update . . . When free speech and other rights conflict . . . Why I m an atheist - humanist - freethinker . . . TO VIEW NEWSLETTER IN YOUR BROWSER, CLICK HERE.
Feb 2015 Will the real Darwin please stand up . . . President's message - Freethinker and secularist are not synonymous terms . . . Free speech and murder . . . Local AU update . . . Secular meditation . . . St. Augustine history and chalupas . . . Building a heart from stem cells . . . TO VIEW NEWSLETTER IN YOUR BROWSER, CLICK HERE.
Jan 2015 President's message - FCFS scores with Folio Weekly . . . Happy New Year? . . . Local AU update . . . Giving cancer (a skit on the lighter side of lobbying) . . . TO VIEW NEWSLETTER IN YOUR BROWSER, CLICK HERE.
Dec 2014 President's message - Reflection on "Waiting for a Donut" . . . Utopian visions . . . Local AU update . . . Annual planning meeting . . . Why I am an atheist . . . Click here to view this newsletter in your browser.
Nov 2014 Presidents message - Food crazy . . . New play:  "Waiting for a Donut" . . . Carl Sagan Day 2014 . . . Local AU update - petition campaign continues . . . Waking Up - a book review . . . NPR corporate sponsorship update . . . Wilhelmina M. Walton (1932-2014) . . . Click here to view newsletter in your browser.
Oct 2014 President's message - The troubled constitution . . . Angelic & bedeviled choices . . . United Not Divided petition . . . Polarity . . . Call for nominations for 2015 board  . . . Click here to view newsletter in your browser.
Sept 2014 President's message - America's cultural contradictions . . . Believing is easier than thinking . . . Of kittens and dogmas . . . An AU strategic planning session . . . NPR corporate sponsorship fund drive is not over yet . . . Secularity USA - update . . . Click here to view newsletter in your browser.
Aug 2014 Meet the Aug speaker, meeting description . . . President's message - Today's challenge to reason, guest author . . . Should someone be exempt from a law merely for a religious reason? . . . Animal consciousness . . . NPR fundraising continues . . . Dignity U Wear . . . Click here to view newsletter in your browser.
July 2014 Meet the July speaker, meeting description . . . President's message . . . Solemnizing message before city council meetings . . . NPR fundraisings update . . . Remembering Don DuClose . . . Click here to view newsletter in your browser.
June 2014 Meet the June speaker . . . President's message - The sky is falling . . . Salman Rushdie vs. religious fanatacism . . . An audience for the religious leaders . . . 2014 NPR corporate sponsorship fund drive . . . Announcing the July meeting . . . Click here to view newsletter in your browser.
May 2014 Meet the May speakers . . . President's message - A wolf in sheep's clothing . . . The GOD business is unconstitutionally in HOG heaven . . . Thoughts of death and religion in the wake of my mother's death . . . Annual NPR corporate sponsorship fund drive now under way . . . Special announcement - June meeting . . . Click here to view it in your browser.
April 2014 Meet the April speaker . . . Dignity U Wear . . . President's message - The truth is highly underrated . . . The truth is highly overrated . . . Secularity USA . . . Know your Florida Humanist Association . . . Click here to view it in your browser.
March 2014 Meet the March speaker . . . Americans United March 13 Event . . . President's message . . . Humanist interest story:  Joe Beck . . . A lesson from Emma Darwin . . .  Click here to view it in your browser. 
Feb 2014 Meet the February speaker . . . Our new look . . . President's message . . . Retaining Family Bonds Amidst Disparate Views . . . Prayer and the City Council . . . Click here to view it in your browser.
Jan 2014 The John Birch Society is alive and... well? (Part II) . . . President's message . . . NAS surveillance activity . . . An atheist's prayer . . . Meet Our January Speaker . . .
Dec 2013 New meeting location . . . Annual planning meeting . . . President's message . . . Jacksonville City Council prayers & the First Amendment . . . Human Light celebration . . .
Nov 2013 The John Birch Society is alive and... well? (Part I) . . . President's message . . . New location for Annual Human Light celebration . . . Steve Gott:  In memoriam . . . Heroes and Dr. Bronowski . . . Meet our November speaker:  Dr. Jay Huebner . . .
Oct 2013 Amán Amán! A Literary/Philosophical Memoir . . . No, you're not entitled to your opinion . . . A good atheist . . . In Memoriam: June Applen . . . Call for nominations for 2014 FCFS board . . . Meet our October speaker:  Joque Soskis . . .
Sept 2013 President's message . . . FDR's four freedoms . . . Leukemia and Lymphoma Sociaty "Light the Night Walk" . . . Meet our September speaker:  Dan Barker . . .
Aug 2013 President's message . . . September meeting features DAN BARKER . . . The blue dress . . . New meetup group "Secular Saint Augustine" . . . Meet our August speaker . . .
July 2013 Stark(e) contrasts: competing monuments and dealing with religious bigotry . . . President's message . . . God - a poem . . . Oh, ye bishops . . . "There's no doubt in my mind" . . . 2013 NPR Fund Drive - Success! . . . Meet our July speaker . . .
June 2013 2013 Annual NPR Fund Drive Update . . . President's message . . . Atheism/agnosticism and The Believing Brain . . . Invitation to share your freethought experiences . . . Parsimony meets reality:  Beyond the magic bullet (rebuttal to Believe it or not - May 2013) . . . Stardust . . . Meet our June speaker . . .
May 2013 Foxhole atheist . . . President's message . . . A message from beyond . . . Believe it or not . . . The ultimate stalker . . . Meet our May speaker . . .
April 2013 Easter, Osiris, and Eostra . . . President's message . . . New FCFS Humanist Book Discussion Group - in St. Augustine! . . . Scale . . . Meet our April speaker . . .
March 2013 Darwin Day in Tampa Bay . . . President's message . . . It would be nice . . . Zero Dark Thirty . . . Meet our March speaker . . .
Feb 2013 The bettery story . . . President's message . . . Pogo would cry . . . Gun insurance . . . Meet our February speaker . . .
Jan 2013 We're still here--and so are the Mayans . . . President's message . . . Creative balance . . . Meet our January speaker . . .
Dec 2012 War on women's education in the Swat Valley . . . Free speech, churches, and tax exemption . . . Annual planning meeting . . . Proof . . . Human Light - A holiday for humanists . . .
Nov 2012 Reflections on football . . . Should religious institutions or government solve our social problems? . . . In memorium:  Paul Kurtz . . . Free Will? . . . FCFS is seeking an auditor . . . Meet our November speaker . . .
Oct 2012 Vlad Dracula . . .  Circumstance (a movie review) . . . Amendment 8 . . . Call for 2013 nominations . . . Meet our October speaker . . .
Sept 2012 A peaceable kingdom? . . . A radical prescrition for American education . . . Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2011 . . . Volunteer!  Second Harvest and Jacksonville Beach Community Garden . . . Meet our September speaker . . .
Aug 2012 Definition of an agnostic . . . Atheism, agnosticism, and Richard Dawkins . . . The God Delusion survey . . . Reacting to madness . . . Meet our August speaker . . .
July 2012 Why is there so much violence and cruelty in the Bible? . . . Joque Soskis replies to Keene and Wolf on the Healthcare Mandate . . .  NPR drive success! . . . Meet our July speaker . . .
June 2012 The sky according to Tolkien . . . Another view on the healthcare degate . . . False promise of individual health insurance mandate . . . Remembering Millie Taylor . . . Meet our June speaker . . . 2012 NPR fund drive progress . . .
May 2012 Observations on the Reason Rally in D.C. . . . The Florida Legislature and Its Lack of Appreciation of the First Amendment . . . The individual health insurance mandate . . . 2012 NPR Corporate Sponsorship fund drive under way . . . Meet our May Speaker:  Dr. David Simon . . .
April 2012 Capital punishment, part 2 . . . Should churches be allowed to break the law? . . . Defining God . . . Meet our April speaker:  Dr. David Schwam-Baird . . .
March 2012 Capital punishment, part 1 . . . Why do we fight unnecessary culture war battles? . . . What did the founding fathers intend? . . . Meet our March speaker:  Mark Palmer, Esq.
Feb 2012 Christopher Hitchens . . . Upcoming events of note . . . Letter from an agnostic . . . Community outreach program activity . . . Meet our February speaker:  Scott Kimbrough, Ph.D.
Jan 2012 Peace on Earth . . . Freethinkers volunteer . . . Six elements of humanism . . . Official election results . . . Christopher Hitchens . . . The legislature is coming to town . . . Meet our January speaker:  Karla Pierce . . .
Dec 2011 Saturnalian greetings . . . Without God . . . Annual planning meeting - January 15, 2012 . . . Human Light - a holiday for humanists . . .
Nov 2011 A country club bans Richard Dawkins for atheism . . . Invitation to freethinking authors and artists . . . The Scott Adams project, part II . . . What is it about humanism? . . . Meet the November speaker:  Joque H. Soskis . . .
Oct 2011 Call for nominations . . . Perry prays, Texas burns, and God is mute . . . Objectively:  Ken Ham's "not ashamed" sham . . . Meet the October speaker:  Dr. David Schwam-Baird . . .
Sept 2011 Why the tortoise is better than the hare . . . Do opinions matter? . . . Freethought humor . . . Gravity . . . Freethinkers in history . . . Meet our September speaker:  Dr. Casey Welch . . .
Aug 2011 Dead fish and dodos . . . In a better place . . . Meet our August speaker:  Dr. Elaine Hull . . .
July 2011 Lying in the name of Christ . . . The U. S. was not founded on Judeo-Christian principles . . . Eon Traveler . . . 2011 NPR corporate sponsorship fund drive declared a success . . .
June 2011 Songs of the green and blue . . . Bills of interest introduced in the 2011 FL legislature . . . Whatever Is (a poem) . . .  An imaginary conversation about imaginary things . . . 2011 NPR corporate sponsorship fund drive progress . . .
May 2011 They are back--with dinosaurs . . .  American struggles towards religious freedom, part 2 . . . Atheists and other freethinkers in the military . . . Community outreach program . . . FCFS T-shirts . . . 2011 NPR corporate sponsorship drive underway . . . FCFS annual spring fling . . .
April 2011 Online daters trust in God . . . Camp Quest of the Smokey Mountains . . . American struggles towards religious freedom, part 1 . . .
March  2011 Einstein's famous equation . . . Secular support group in St. Augustine . . . The evolution of religion . . . The Scott Adams project, part I . . . The Florida Legislature . . .
Feb 2011 Dialogue with a Muslim, part II . . . Bridges between outdated shores . . . Questions are the answers . . . That devil Darwin . . . In memoriam:  Karen Spuria . . .
Jan 2011 Believing is easier than thinking . . . Freethought quotes from the ages . . . Upcoming freethought events . . . Year 2011 at a glance
Dec 2010 Prayers in City Hall . . . Ancient City Humanists . . . Neighborly caroling . . . Religion, fear, and freedom of speech, events, 2011 election results . . .
Nov 2010 Pledging allegiance . . . Book review:  The Moral Landscape . . . John Lennon and free speech . . . Meet our November speaker, Joque H. Soskis . . .
Oct 2010 Finding dinosaurs . . . Frankenstein's creator . . . Elections next month . . . Meet our October speaker, Barry Albright . . .
Sept 2010 The home invasion of the bible thumpers . . . Remembering Johnny Cole . . . Tribute to Johnny Cole . . . Freethought quote & humor . . . Meet our September guest . . .
Aug 2010 Southern hospitality--unless you're an atheist . . . God has plans for us . . . Johnny L. Cole . . . 2010 NPR corporate sponsorship fund drive declared a success . . .
July 2010 The power of fleas and the plague . . . Some freethoughts from the founding fathers . . . 2010 NPR corporate sponsorship fundraising campaign going great . . .
June 2010 2010 fundraising campaign underway . . . Corporations give matching funds . . . 2010 Florida legislature update . . . Frank Tipler's God equation . . . Local freethinkers on TV . . . Upcoming freethought events . . . Book review: Where Was God: Evil, Theodicy, and Modern Science
May 2010 Signs of religious mania and intolerance . . . St. Augustine's "godless billboard" mysteriously damaged . . . More community responses to the billboards . . . A collection of atheist aphorisms . . . Events of interest . . . HFA Annual Conference - A tremendous success!
April 2010 Community comments the to NeFCoR "godless billboards" in Jax and St. Augustine . . . The big Bs, beg, bargain, beseech . . . The great recession: Did greed run amok lead to the cause . . . Calendar events . . . NPR Corporate Sponsorship spots to increase . . .
Mar 2010

Florida Legislature is coming to town . . . Freethinking forty-eighters . . . What happened in the recent economic catastrophe? . . . Freethought profile and quotes . . . Highlights of the January 2010 Planning Meeting . . .

Feb 2010 Is Christianity really such a great deal . . . Devil-dealing in Haiti, a brief history . . . Humanists can hold their heads high . . . A dialogue about building bridges . . . Edward Abbey . . . Charles Darwin and family connections . . .
Jan 2010 The four-minute expert . . . Robert Crumb takes on Genesis . . . Abortion remains controversial . . . Anexagoras, the sun, the moon, and Athens . . . Wilhelmina Walton: Freethinker of the Year . . . Major contribution to start 2010 . . .
Dec 2009 I'm no angel . . . Snowmen, Solstice, and Santa . . . Trial by Ordeal . . . Northeast Florida Coalition of Reason formed . . . Tidbets from Terry Loucks . . . 2010 election results . . .
Nov 2009 Special section: More observations on poverty and capitalism . . . Little green men vacationing on Earth? . . . .The God question . . . Bylaws amendment (increasing board size) passes . . . Election of 2010 FCFS officers . . .
Oct 2009 Vocabulary lesson . . . Observations concerning poverty and capitalism . . . Witch mania . . . My body is not my own . . . Bylaws amendment . . .
Sept 2009 Why do people suffer? . . . Did Jesus exist? . . . The voice of secularism is louder in Washington . . . Poverty is a capital crime in the U.S. . . . Heroes and Gods . . . Bylaws amendment passes
Aug 2009 Human nature and the rule of law . . . Mark Twain's War Prayer . . . Book Review: The Science of Good and Evil, by Michael Shermer . . . Camp Quest Florida 2009 . . . Where does the Enlightment fit into the puzzle? . . . How to handle two medical problems . . . Proposed bylaws amendment
July 2009 Are you adrift? . . . Religious wars on the First Coast . . . Anti-Semitism remains a scar . . . Freethinkers are being heard, more and more . . . Meet Karen Wells . . . 2009 NPR corporate sponsorship fundraising drive is a success!
June 2009 Reason Interrupted: Book review of Jesus, Interrupted . . . FL legislature update . . . Soldiers and freedom . . . Religulous . . . This I believe . . . Meet Sigrun Buckley . . . Freethought Day at Disney World . . . 2009 NPR corporate sponsorship fundraising has begun . . . Freethought Frolic . . .
May 2009 Praying—one of America’s favorite hobbies . . . (Un)intelligent design vs. science again . . . The stars our destiny . . . Freethinkers have opened doors in Washington . . . American Atheists 35th national convention . . . Top ten signs you might be a religious fanatic . . . It’s only a story . . .
April 2009 Pabulum, politics, and the pulpit . . . What is so holy about the Bible? . . . Variations in marriage provide a guideline . . . Celebrate the seasons . . . Freethinker brief bio: Beth Perry . . . “Reasons to believe” . . . or not . . .
March 2009 Dumbest movie of the decade . . . Bills before the 2009 Florida legislature about which freethinkers should know . . . What on Earth was I doing? . . . Quoting Epicurus . . . A humorous thing happened on the way to the anatomy lesson . . .
Feb 2009 I saw democracy in action . . . Oh, my aching feet! Who would have thought that democracy was such hard work? . . . Valentine's Day and the atheist . . . The promise and dangers of cloning (part 2) . . . Evolution 101 . . . Bi-centennials of Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln . . .
Jan 2009 My views as a scientist on religion . . . Freethinkers speaking out on religion . . . The promise and dangers of cloning (part 1) . . . Civication is good for the economy . . . Honoring heroes and monsters . . .
Dec 2008 Concerns for science and religion . . . Texas two- step: the dance between science and religion in Texas . . . Einstein speaks . . . A night at the inn (or The First No El) . . .
Nov 2008 Wanted: Secular homes for Asian exchange students . . . Liberalism and Humanism: Are they joined at the hip? . . . New, ongoing fundraising program . . . Who are you going to call? Ghost Busters! . . . Election of 2009 FCFS officers . . . Freethinking and American politics . . .
Oct 2008 FCFS is moving up . . . We are the world . . . Dark side of the Dalai Lama . . .
Sept 2008 Florida's constitutional amendments . . . Suppression of science by religion . . . How to end the ban on gay marriage forever . . . Hell! . . .
Aug 2008 In every man's life . . . Nice to be lumped in with the sexual deviants and criminals . . . Living without a safety net—and no chance of not falling . . . Staring at the sun and other things your mother told you to avoid . . . Heaven . . .
July 2008 NPR corporate sponsorship fund drive: an overwhelming success . . . Jesus Christ . . . Americans say that there are many paths to truth . . . A case of family spamming . . . More from the mouths of babes . . . Dinners for doubters . . . A fractured science fairy tale . . .
June 2008 NPR corporate sponsorship 2008 success . . . Bible Park USA . . . The Florida legislature and freethinkers—so, how did we do? . . . Out of the mouths of babes . . . Marching over the constitution . . .
May 2008 NPR corporate sponsorship fund drive . . . Freethinkers celebrate Earth Day . . . Jaxfreethought Yahoo Group . . . How politics corrupts the teaching of science . . . Pope Benedict XVI vs. Secularism . . . The scientific method . . .
April 2008 Rumblings in Tallahassee: The imminent demise of the Blaine Amendment . . . The sleep of reason . . . Terry Loucks rewrites Genesis . . . A gift of reason to our nation’s sailors . . .
March 2008 Poland's black Madonna . . . Not exactly living up to expectations . . . Bills before the 2008 Florida legislature . . . A pagan's response to Christianity . . . The human epoch . . .
Feb 2008 The war on evolution explained . . . Council of Europe approves resolution against Creationism . . . Gutting the separation of church and state in the Florida constitution . . . Questioning authority . . .
Jan 2008 Jan Eisler receives award . . . Religion and other fairytales in Ireland . . . Church and State . . . Strong support for science standards . . . Overdose on Christmas Carols . . .
Dec 2007 2007 in review . . 'Twas the night . . . Sam vs. Paul: does the atheist label hurt our cause? . . . Working with evangelists . . . Secular homes schooling has a bright future . . .
Nov 2007 Sam vs. Paul . . . Science standards available for public review . . . An atheist's journey, so far . . . FCFS wins award . . .
Oct 2007

Monkey business in Canada . . . Polygamy and democracy . . . Religious rumblings in Jacksonville . . .

Sept 2007 The pursuit of happiness: a humanist mandate . . . Religious Awareness Week . . . A Mormon for president . . .
Aug 2007 Religion in Germany/Europe . . . Jeb Bush’s policies finally publicized . . . NPR corporate sponsorship is bearing fruit . . . Stalin and Hitler and atheism . . . Beating City Hall . . .
July 2007 NPR corporate sponsorship--a reality . . . Billy Graham's crusade . . . Feeding the homeless . . . Reason-based ethics . . .

June 2007 NPR corporate sponsorship fund drive . . . A fundamentalist haunts the nation . . . Can ethics be reason-based . . .

May 2007 Earth Day Fair . . . Dirty footprints . . . Mayor broke the law . . . Evil examined . . . Reason-based ethics . . .

April 2007 Action Plan for 2007 . . . Legacy of Darwin . . . Bible as a work in progress . . .

March 2007 Speculation on the origins of religion . . . Pastor flaunts fleecing his flock . . . 2007 legislative bills . . . Martin Luther King, Jr. and civil rights . . .

Feb 2007 Celebration of Betty Ann Borresen's life . . . Letter to the T-U editor . . . Forgiveness requires accountability . . . Abraham Lincoln and slavery . . .

Jan 2007 Iranians and human rights . . . Lucian and his war on religious fraud . . .

Dec 2006 2006 in review . . . Science Under Siege: evolution never looked so good . . . It's a natural thing . . .Spirited conversation . . .

Nov 2006 I don't know . . . Musings on politics and religion and civil discourse . . . Jimmy Carter and fundamentalism . . .

Oct 2006 Looking over the horizon . . . Science Under Siege: The Attack on Evolution . . . Humanists pray to themselves . . . The emperor and the creed . . . Fall Frolic . . . Philosophy slams . . .

Sept 2006 A day of faith: religion or science - Which should we trust to bring down the murder rate? . . . Science panel: "Science Under Siege" . . . FCFS identity . . . Scientology revisited . . . Florida Progressive Information System . . .

Aug 2006 Public education and humanism--joined from the shoulder to the hip . . . Education survives . . . Amino acid magic . . . Changing the world . . .

July 2006 Let's stop living in the past . . . Humanism and public education: Joined at the hip? . . . Here we go again . . . Ethics and the will of God . . .
June 2006 Thoughts on SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety) . . . A freethought path through the 12 steps . . . Fundamentalist attack on education . . . Challenge the biology teacher . . . Freethought bills . . .
May 2006 South Park censorship . . . Colon hydrotherapy . . . God and the Constitution . . . Youth and faith . . .
April 2006 Fundamentalists threaten democracy . . . CFI Conference 2006 . . . Support the Secular Coalition of America . . . Bonobos extinct? . . .
March 2006 Bills before the 2006 State Legislature . . . Are science and God compatible? . . . Blasphemous cartoons . . . The town that Jesus built . . .
Feb 2006 It must have been a slow news day . . . Enlightenment: In a flash or a slow crawl? . . . Divine sons . . .
Jan 2006 Florida Science Standards--a vision of science education in Florida . . . Fundamentalism defined . . . The "Good" Book . . . How should we respond to the creche? . . .
Dec 2005 Can we better teach science in Florida? . . . Getting along in America: How we can bridge the gap in the culture wars . . . 2005 - Humanist year in review . . . 'Tis the season . . .
Nov 2005 Crossed up in Starke. . . Monkeys in Vegas - Why people believe in pseudoscience . . . Partiality towards Christians . . . Death: The high cost of living . . . Talk Back . . . Atheists get a voice in Washington . . .
Oct 2005 The FCFS reaches out to the community . . . Letter to JHRC (Jacksonville Human Rights Commission . . . Fantasy and reality in comics and the Bible . . . Teach adults to read . . .
Fall 2005 Special Edition (distributed throughout the community - some new and the best of the old) - Are you a freethinker? . . . More about us (i.e., the FCFS) . . . Strayer debates creationism - another Hovind debate experience . . . Is humanity destined for the stars or the dark ages? . . .
Sept 2005 What is atheism? . . . Religious martyrs . . . Popularly held notions and education . . . Talk back . . .
Aug 2005 Is the U.S. Constitution Christian? . . . Can we disagree? . . . A look at the 10 Commandments . . . Podcasting and freethought . . .
July 2005 Gimme that red-state religion . . . The Flintstones and creationism . . . Fighting fire (and brimstone) with fire . . .
June 2005 Always strive for knowledge . . . Holy cure-all for what ails the U.S. . . . Pope faces American dissent . . . Controversial cartoon . . . Update on bills before Florida Legislature . . .
May 2005 The dark side of the Pope . . . Another round of creationism vs. evolution . . . Jacksonville jumps on the faith-based band wagon . . . Bills before the Florida Legislature . . .
April 2005 Humanists of Florida Leadership Conference . . . Find your own moral compass . . . The proper role of education . . . Scientology (or, lessons learned on the road to freethinking) . . . Happy Birthday, FreeThinker . . . . The humanist ten commandments . . .
March 2005 Students apathetic on rights . . . U.S. charity not tops, as apologists claim . . . Religion a thriving industry in Jacksonville, especially for Baptists . . . Passion plays: The real deal . . .
Feb 2005 Abstinence-only sex ed flops . . . Her job is not finished (Margaret Sanger) . . . Times-Union report on a religious crusade? . . . Beam them up, Scotty . . .
Jan 2005 Baptist leader declares war . . . The politics of piety . . . Ethics and morality . . . To shut up or not to shut up? (i.e., is it patriotic to keep silent?) . . .
Dec 2004 Rocking Roy and his Ten Commandment crusade . . . Homeland Security flawed . . . Public school education . . . Supreme Court created Jim Crow . . . Support for Bill of Rights . . .
Nov 2004 Why I am a Humanist . . . "Introduction to Bible" courses . . . Teaching the Bible in public school - a hidden hazard . . . The 911 Commission Report . . . Evolutionary Ethics . . . The War Against Drugs . . . Reformation Sunday . . . Social Religious Gap . . . Contemporary Religion . . .
Oct 2004 Are we willing to go public? . . . The right to know . . . Faith doesn't always deserve respect . . . Religion in public schools . . . Anne Bradstreet and the psychosis of Puritanism . . .
Sept 2004 That was the reason for the First Amendment to the Constitution! . . .What is an atheist? One of the most misunderstood words explained . . . Book review . . . Iron-jawed angels . . . Vouchers - to the rescue?
Aug 2004 Does science really matter? . . . The real game: Is humanity destined for the stars or the dark ages? . . . We the People . . . Religion affects election . . .
July 2004 Atheists on Supreme Court? . . . The forgotten Reagan . . . Christianity is changing . . . World evangelization declines . . . The "J-Word" . . . Progressive media available . . . America's public schools . . .
June 2004 A new mentor for freethinkers . . . Can you carry the torch? . . . Did Jesus Exist? Some conclusions from the Jesus Seminar . . . How do we appear? . . . Southern Statesman - Charles E. Bennett and the Southern Manifesto . . . Faith-based success not successful . . . Satan ordered out! . . .
May 2004 Fundamentalism incompatible with democracy . . . Founding grandfathers . . . My dangerous letter to the editor . . . Integrating Little Rock . . . So misunderstood - giving voice to the godless . . . Liberalism advances steadily . . . Uphold secular rule . . . . As above, so below . . .
April 2004 An open letter to creationists everywhere . . . Seeking spiritual answers . . . Women's history month . . . Global fundamentalism . . . Excerpt from an editorial in the Philadelphia Inquirer, by Walter Cronkite . . .
March 2004 Humanists of Florida Association Conference, "Progressive Action in Regressive Times" . . . Progressive panorama . . . Dubious Christians . . . Infallible the Bible is not! . . . Franklin's lightening rod . . . The need for tolerance in humanism . . .
Feb 2004 Prominent Atheist - A brief biographical sketch of George Soros . . . New world before 1492 . . . Darwin Day . . . The Inquisition (a poem) . . . Homosexuality condemned - by fundamentalists . . . Southern Baptist faith . . .
Jan 2004 The value of evolution . . . The value of prayer . . . Humanist foundation of progress . . . Names of the days and months . . . Why I am not a Bright . . . If we ran the church . . .