Sioux Falls Atheists
Sioux Falls Atheists and Atheism, Agnostics and Humanism

Welcome Sioux Falls Atheists,
Agnostics and Humanists!
 
Just Because You Can Imagine It Doesn't Make It So!


Bring out the protest songs!
We're going to need them again!

We are going to need to take to the streets again and voice our resistance to oppression. Trump will:

  • Revoke executive orders to protect LGBTQ Americans from discrimination
  • Order the Justice Department to work against legal abortion
  • Order the Justice Department to work against reproductive healthcare
  • Sign an executive order that gives people the right to discriminate against others while masking it as "religious freedom"
  • Push for a repeal of the federal law that bans partisan politicking by nonprofit organizations (i.e. churches will be able endorse and give money to political candidates)
  • Put extremists like Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court and on lower federal courts
  • Eviscerate (gut) reproductive rights
  • Roll back LGBTQ rights
  • Embrace crude forms of xenophobia
  • Appoint advisors who've make a career out of peddling hate
  • Call for a registry of Muslims (same as Nazi Germany did to Jews)
  • Trade in ugly forms of Islamophobia
  • Not demand gender equality
  • Not reject sexism and misogyny (brags about sexually assaulting women)
  • Work to have gay people cured through therapy
  • Work to have church-state separation removed because it is an "extra-constitutional doctrine" and is a recent thing that is "unhistorical and is unconstitutional"

This is all detailed in the latest issue of The Humanist. I strongly suggest reading it.

And this list doesn't even include his opposition to plans to stop global warming, to gut the EPA, and to repeal Obamacare putting at least 10 million Americans back on no healthcare except at whatever medical providers can get away with and charging people into bankruptcy.

I also think it will also only be a matter of time before safety (work) camps will be established for all Muslims where they can be "safe" from attacks by white American males and others can be "safe" from attacks by Muslims. These safety (work) camps will be expanded to include LGBTQs and Atheists in Trump's second term where these deviants can be "corrected", and blacks and Hispanics will be begin to be included in the camps in Trump's third and fourth terms. Essentially white males will rule and white women will become their breed stock to support the pure white aryan race.

The Nazis modeled their race purity laws on the American race laws of the 1930's. To "purify" America the American government will simply revert to using those laws and expand on them as the Nazis in Germany did.

History repeats itself. And we now have a man in power who has no respect for the law or the rights of others. I hope I am wrong, but we should expect the worst. The people he has appointed to power are all proven haters of others and they will do everything they can to advance their agenda of hate. You can depend on it.

Sioux Falls Atheists is a group made up of open-minded non-believers such as Atheists, Agnostics, and Humanists, and as well as other open-minded persons of non-traditional beliefs such as Buddhism and Wicca. This website provides news articles, statistics, movies, courses and books that relate to Atheism, Agnosticism, and Humanism. Located in Sioux Falls, SD, the Sioux Falls Atheists have meetings and social gatherings where individuals meet, share ideas, and support each other.

To become a member of this group join
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Our meetings and social gatherings are posted at Sioux Falls Free Thinkers on Meetup.com. Sioux Falls Free Thinkers Upcoming Events can be seen on the Meetup.com Calendar.

Second Free Thinkers Meetup of the Year: Discuss First Two Weeks of Billboards and TV Ads

Location and Time to Be Announced

The Billboards and TV Ads are bound to create controversy. Share what you have heard.

What more can we do! Ideas please!

The Facts Behind The Hate!
http://www.siouxfallsfreethinkers.com/all-hate-groups-in-the-us.html
http://www.siouxfallsfreethinkers.com/guns-in-the-us.html
To see what the billboards look like:
http://www.siouxfallsfreethinkers.com/hate-crime-billboards-2017.html
http://www.siouxfallsfeminists.com/human-trafficking-billboards-2017.html
http://www.siouxfallsfeminists.com/teen-dating-violence-billboards-2017.html

Dale Hemming
Founder of Sioux Falls Free Thinkers

The Sioux Falls Atheists 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 people interested in atheism in general or in agnosticism or humanism. The only loose requirement is that members, and those attending our meetings, have an interest in one of the subjects of the Sioux Falls Free Thinkers websites.

Breaking News!

The Southern Proverty Law Center and the BBC report
867 Hate Crimes in the ten days after the election.
That's a jump to over 86 per day!
And It's only begun!

Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes By Year

12-26-16 Taiwan 'Nazi rally' school principal resigns
Taiwan 'Nazi rally' school principal resigns
The principal of a Taiwanese school whose students held a mock Nazi rally for a Christmas parade has resigned. Cheng Hsiao-ming, head of the Kuang Fu High School in Hsinchu, said he took "full responsibility" and apologised. Friday's "rally" featured a parade of swastika banners and a cardboard tank carrying one student performing a Nazi salute. Israel's representative called the event "deplorable" and Taiwan's presidential office has apologised. Announcing his resignation, Mr Cheng said: "As educators, we should have taught students to have the right values. We will learn from the mistakes we made and have asked students to do so too." (Webmaster's comment: The great Evil is back all over the world in Asia, in Europe, and in America!)

Students in American Supported ''Free'' Taiwan learning to support Hitler and the Nazis! America will be next!

12-23-16 Five Key Findings on Religion in the U.S.
Five Key Findings on Religion in the U.S.
Religion remains an integral part of most Americans' lives, but Gallup's ongoing research shows how this has changed over time. The following are five important findings about religion in the U.S.:

  • Almost eight in 10 identify with a religion, mostly Christian
  • 21% have no religious identity, up from 15% in 2008
  • Over seven in 10 say religion is losing its influence in U.S. society
Religious Identification in the U.S.: 2016 %
Protestant/Other Christian 48.9
Catholic 23.0
Mormon 1.8
Jewish 2.1
Muslim 0.8
Other non-Christian religion 2.5
None/Atheist/Agnostic 18.2
No response given 2.6

Based on 173,229 interviews conducted Jan. 2-Dec. 19, 2016

  • America remains a largely Christian nation, although less so than in the past.
  • The trend away from formal religion continues.
  • A majority still say religion is important in their lives.
  • Americans continue to say that religion is losing its influence in American society.
  • Religion remains intertwined with political self-identification.

12-9-16 Muslims targeted
Muslims targeted
Three Muslim women—one of them an off-duty NYPD officer—were attacked in alleged hate crimes in New York City this week. In one incident, a transit worker wearing a Muslim head covering was allegedly pushed down the stairs at Grand Central Terminal by a man who called her a “terrorist.” In another, three intoxicated white men reportedly tried to rip the hijab off a young woman riding the subway as they shouted “Donald Trump!” and “Get the hell out of the country!” Yasmin Seweid, 18, who was born in Brooklyn, said she got off the train crying and shaken. “I’m an American, you know?” she said. Days later, an off-duty Muslim cop who was born and raised in New York City was allegedly abused by a man on the street who said to her, “ISIS [expletive], I will cut your throat.” The Southern Poverty Law Center says there has been a surge in hate crimes since Trump’s election.

12-8-16 First US Somali lawmaker gets 'Islamophobic threats' in taxi
First US Somali lawmaker gets 'Islamophobic threats' in taxi
The first Somali-American lawmaker in the US has said she was subjected to "hateful" anti-Muslim threats from a taxi driver in Washington DC. Minnesota Representative-elect Ilhan Omar said the cabbie threatened to remove her hijab during a confrontation on Tuesday. The 34-year-old said the incident occurred just after she attended policy training at the White House. Ms Omar, a Democrat, came to the US as a child from a refugee camp in Kenya. She made history and national headlines last month when she defeated a Republican to gain a seat in Minnesota's state house of representatives. "On my way to our hotel, I got in a cab and became subjected to the most hateful, derogatory, Islamophobic, sexist taunts and threats I have ever experienced," she wrote in a post on social media. "The cabdriver called me ISIS [so-called Islamic State] and threatened to remove my hijab, I really wasn't sure how this encounter would end as I attempted to rush out of his cab and retrieve my belongings. "I am still shaken by this incident and can't wrap my head around how bold being (sic) are becoming in displaying their hate toward Muslims. (Webmaster's comment: Our new FUHRER has empowered hatred and he isn't even in office yet! Brace yourself. This is only the beginning! Expect to see full out public physical assaults on Muslims, Women, LGBTs, Hispanics and anyone else his HATERS have chosen to target.)

12-8-16 US life expectancy declines for first time in 20 years
US life expectancy declines for first time in 20 years
Life expectancy in the United States has declined for the first time in more than two decades. Data from the National Center for Health Statistics showed a drop for men from 76.5 years in 2014 to 76.3 in 2015, and from 81.3 to 81.2 for women. The preliminary figures show rises in several causes of death, especially heart disease, dementia and accidental infant deaths. Life expectancy last fell during the peak of the HIV/Aids crisis in 1993. It has improved slightly but steadily in most of the years since World War Two, rising from a little more than 68 years in 1950. It also fell in 1980, after a severe outbreak of flu.

12-1-16 In Castro's Cuba, this is what life as a doctor was really like
In Castro's Cuba, this is what life as a doctor was really like
Amid Fidel Castro's funeral and furious debate over his legacy, Cuba's health system is often praised. Despite its flaws, it deserves it, says Rich Warner. Pundits have been debating the merits (or not) of Fidel Castro’s legacy amid his funeral and procession of his ashes to the birthplace of the Cuban revolution. The country’s health service is often said to be one of El Comandante’s greatest achievements. But how great is the system really? As someone who trained as a doctor in Cuba, I can provide an insider’s view. The Cuban health system, born out of its revolutionary socialist ideology, regards accessibility to healthcare as a fundamental right of its citizens. It focuses heavily on preventative medicine and on offering services ranging from the simplest check-up to the most complex surgery for free. Dental care, medicine and even home visits from doctors are all covered by the system. The Caribbean island has the health statistics to support this seemingly impeccable system: an infant mortality rate of 4.2 per thousand births (compared with 3.5 per thousand in the UK and 6.9 in the US), life expectancy of 77 years for men and 81 years for women (on a par with the UK’s life expectancy of 79 years for men and 83 years for women) and a doctor-to-patient ratio of one to 150, which surpasses many developed nations (the UK ratio is 2.8 doctors per 1000 patients). It is no surprise, therefore, that the secretary general of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, hailed Cuba’s health service as “a model for many countries“. (Webmaster's comment: Match this Mr. Trump. You can't do it!)

5-26-16 U.S. Religious Groups Disagree on Five Key Moral Issues
U.S. Religious Groups Disagree on Five Key Moral Issues
Americans' religious faith greatly shapes their views of whether moral issues or practices are acceptable or not. In general, Jews and those with no religious preference are more liberal than Protestants, Catholics and Mormons in their views on various moral issues. These differences are most apparent on abortion and, to a lesser extent, doctor-assisted suicide and animal cloning. Catholics join with Jews and nonreligious Americans in saying gay-lesbian relations and out-of-wedlock births are morally OK.

  • Jews, nonreligious tend to be most liberal on morality
  • Catholics say out-of-wedlock births, gay-lesbian relations moral
  • Only Mormons view premarital sex, gambling as immoral

Moral Issues on Which Major U.S. Religious Group Disagree
Percentage saying each is "morally acceptable"

Religious Group  No Religion Jewish Catholic Protestant Mormon
Moral Issue % % % % %
Abortion 73 76 38 33 18
Doctor-assisted suicide 77 73 47 43 30
Cloning animals 50 50 33 28 33
Gay-lesbian relations 83 85 62 41 28
Having a baby outside of marriage 80 68 59 47 25
Average  73 70 48 38 27


(Webmaster's comment: It's really obvious who are the true friends of liberal, progressive causes. And it's not the Catholics, Protestants, or Mormans. But amazingly of those the Catholics are the most liberal and progressive.)

All Hate Groups Operating In The United States

 

All hate groups operating in the U.S. 892 100%
     
Ku Klux Klan groups 190 21.3%
Black Separatist groups 180 20.2%
Racist Skinhead groups 95 10.7%
White Nationalist groups 95 10.7%
Neo-Nazi groups 94 10.5%
General Hate groups 53 5.9%
Anti-LGBT groups 48 5.4%
Neo-Confederate groups 35 3.9%
Anti-Muslim groups 34 3.8%
Christian Identity groups 19 2.1%
Radical Traditional Catholicism groups 17 1.9%
Anti-Immigrant groups 12 1.3%
Holocaust Denial groups 10 1.1%
Racist Music groups 10 1.1%

 

All data from the Southern Poverty Law Center

Note that many of these hate groups are Christian Based.
But there are no Muslim or Jewish or Atheist Based Hate Groups.

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!

We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our events and meetings!

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Welcome Sioux Falls Atheists,
Agnostics and Humanists!