Regular meetings for Spring 2013 have come to an end. Our casual summer meetings will be held at 622 North’s Wine Lounge at 7pm on Tuesdays, starting May 21st. The best way to keep up with club activities is to join our Facebook group or visit the Calendar.
Freethinkers at Virginia Tech is a student organization comprised of individuals interested in promoting and applying freethought. In addition to social outings to interesting movies, speakers, and debates, we meet every Tuesday to hold lively discussions on religious, scientific, and philosophical topics. All are welcome to attend, and anyone who grounds their opinions in critical thinking and logic is welcome to contribute!
Freethought is the application of critical thinking and logic to all areas of human experience. For many freethinkers, this leads to the rejection of supernatural and authoritarian beliefs. Freethinkers value rational and scientific inquiry, individual freedom and responsibility, and the need for tolerance and cooperation. Freethought is thought unconstrained by deference to authority. Freethinkers include, among others, atheists, agnostics, deists, humanists, sceptics, and rationalists.
We believe that diversity should be openly discussed and celebrated. We strive to create an open, safe space in which people feel free to express different ideas, opinions, and worldviews. Our aim is to promote critical thinking and positive attitudes towards both the similarities and differences in each other. All people are welcome to attend club meetings and events regardless of ability, need, background, lifestyle, culture, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or economic circumstances.