The Freedom From Religion Foundation, as quoted on their website, http://www.ffrf.org/ , “… with more than 13,000 members, is the largest association of freethinkers (atheists and agnostics) in the United States [of America].”
I really like the newspaper they publish, Freethought Today, which I’ve been an on & off subscriber to, when I can afford it. The website offers “Freethought Of The Day” which usually notes the birthdays of wellknown atheists, agnostics, or freethinkers with short bios and quotes.
They also have a radio talk show, conventions, student essay competitions, etc. & help fund legal battles to uphold the separation of church & state, as well as put up billboards, & go on other advertising campaigns.
Freethought Hall in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A. holds the national offices for the organization, FFRF is a non-profit tax-exempt organization.
the highest nation on earth, should be allowed its sovereignty, invaded & occupied by China since 1959, it still hasn’t regained the freedom it deserves, it has gained some more attention recently due to the Olympic Games being hosted in Beijing, China, I have felt for this movement for some time though, & bring it up now in hopes of getting the attention of others who would support the same cause, 2009 being the 50th year of this oppression
was passed by the United Nations 60 years ago today
“…THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.”
was born 95 years ago today, in Mondovi, Algeria
“Integrity has no need of rules.”
“Here lives a free man. Nobody serves him.”
“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
a quote from the 43rd President of the U.S.A. spoken in Washington D.C. 5 years ago today:
“You’re free. And freedom is beautiful. And, you know, it’ll take time to restore chaos and order – order out of chaos. But we will.” (April 13, 2003)
it’s been 140 years since Frank Lloyd Wright was born, here’s to him
“A free America, democratic in the sense that our forefathers intended it to be, means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call a democracy is only an expedient to enslave men to the machine and make him like it.”
“Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic.”