What Exactly Do We Do?
Activism, Community, Education, Social
We consider activism to be an important aspect of our group. We actively support a strict separation of state and church as the best means to guarantee liberty for all, regardless of religious belief. As the Florida State chapter of the FFRF, we help people in Florida to answers questions related to state/church separation and rights.
We believe in making the world a better place through our actions. In 2016, the CFFC adopted Kewannee park, have annual STEM book and toy drives and regularly volunteer with various local organizations. We believe it is important to demonstrate our active participation with local communities.
Being engaged in the community, loud and proud, helps dispel the incorrect assumptions many have about atheists. So we work to be known as “that group of secular humanists, atheists/nonbelievers, who show up whenever there’s a need.”
Every month the CFFC has an educational meetup. We value genuinely questioning issues and beliefs in order to better understand the world. This requires we be open to thinking rationally and critically about the things we believe to be true. Educational meetings provide an opportunity to expand our knowledge while creating a safe environment to allow us to challenge our own preconceptions.
We also work to provide education to the local community. We provide presentations on Secular Humanism, matters relating to non-theism and State/Church Separation at local colleges and community groups.
Being a nonbeliever in what seems to be a heavily religious area can often be isolating. YES – we’re building a new community of atheists, humanists, freethinkers and skeptics to socialize and discuss issues we find important in a safe, friendly environment. But we also want to create a landing pad for those who may be doubting their faith or leaving their religion.
Often, when people leave belief behind, they’re losing more than a God belief. Sometimes family severs contact, the church friends you’ve been close to for years may start to distance themselves. When your religious connections are a large part of your world, it’s easy to find yourself lost and alone when you walk away.
If this is you, please know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. There is a community here that cares for and values you – no commandments required.