"The foolish believeth every word." Proverbs 14:15
To provide a way to connect researchers to like-minded individuals who have had enough of dogmatic, prostelytizing, scripture-thumping, faith-mongering zealots, of any stripe.
To provide a place where skeptics, free-thinkers, heretics and other weirdos can gather together in comfort and relative security.
To provide a central point to collect our disparate views, and share them with others.
To provide a center of debate, for discussion is ever the path to understanding.
We the management of the Foundation realize that strong personal feelings are often associated with discussion of these topics. All participants, from all sides of whatever issue we discuss, are asked to follow the teachings of those wise philosophers from San Dimas, Bill and Ted, and "Be excellent to each other."
The Board of Directors
Colonel Sellers, may the Light illumine his name(s), Founding Chairman. 'Uncle' Sellers designed the FFFF page, recruited members, compiled the libraries, and participated in many memorable arguments. He left H2G2 in December, 2001, only to be reincarnated1 a year later as U49720, still as feisty as ever, but no longer interested in running things. That job was left to...
GTBacchus: Acting Chairman. He maintains the FFFF page, trying to keep things tidy and off the censors' radar. GTB, before taking over Chairman duties, held the Discordian Bureaucrat and Corruptor of Youth Chair, but he's since quit.
Scopes the Monkey: Assistant Chairman, he actually presides over board meetings, since our beloved Chairman could never be bothered by such trivia, and now he's retired and the Acting Chairman is hardly qualified. Scopes descends out of his tree during meetings and flings feces at everyone, masturbates, steals something shiny, and then retreats back into the high branches.
U95721: Devil's Advocate
U109577: Chief of Forensic Proctology
U109042: Kennelmaster to the Dog Philosphers
U101543: Director of Marketing - Damogrese Division
U47034: Director of Humanist Advancement
U108305: Director of Philosophy - Existential (DOPE), and Librarian
U101573: Defender of the Faithless
U40077: The Mouse in the Corner
U56404: Head of Protesting Division
U111967: y-Bob (Don't ask me, he named his own department)
U94937: Director of Large North-American Balding Apes With No Chins and Short Tempers
U109821: Pseudo-contrary Boy
U114471: Chair of Evolutionary Psychology, Specialising in the Study (and Occasional Practice) of Self-Deception
U47349: Resident Psychoanalyst
U109478: Resident Astrophysicist and Sidewalk Samuel Clemens Quoter
U109850: Musical Director
U81931: Administrator of Meaningless Planetwide Catastrophes
U115588: Warrior-Poet and Gardener of Rocks
U107460: Director of Unnatural Diplomacy
U92580: Science Consultant and Ambassador to the True Underworld
U47985: Ancenary Guardian of Environment and Life (ANGEL) Department
U97351: Chairman of Breasts
U97840: The Reluctant Dead
U50766: Professor of Limitless Darwinism
U115886: Director of the Aquatic Theory of Evolution
U125393: Student of Agnosticism
U136122: Sprite of the Sonic Stigma
U141307: Queen of Sticky Notes
U131178: Lupine Ambassador to the Court of Selene
U141208: Department of the Decategorization of Beliefs
U148087: Investigator of the 7 Favorite Hobbies, er... Deadly Sins
U55669: Sitter at the Crossroads
U156569: Fighter for Good Sex
U109937: Highpriest of The First, Last and Only Church of Agnosticism
U143715: Director of Dave Department
U43948: Director of Anarchy and Cream-Pie Throwing
U138215: Counselor of Alcoholic Culture Jammers (Banging Their Heads Against the Wall of Willful Ignorance)
U140819: The Adversary
U167550: The Noumenon
U176916: Sensuous Seneschal of Sentience
U171266: Deacon and Unspiritual Healer
U175519: Lord of Not-church
U178581: Chairman of Convolutedly Relevant (well, okay, irrelevant) Digressions
U179082: Official Ambassador to God and Resident Parainoid Neurotic
U179401: Arbiter Preposteriori
U179216: Official Source of Vulcan Logic
U142167: Chair of Randomness and Synchronicity
U32834: Emeritus Professor of Prestidigitatory Spoon Bending
U153452: Academician of Wooly Thinking
U115757 : U.S. Military Liason for Involuntary Conversions
U172011: Chair of Nibbly Bits (the kind you get at parties)
U178052: Chair of Fuzzy Logic
U173458: Self-styled Hipster Christ
U175270: Chair of Kakapo Defense
U182177: Department of United Atheists
U181569: Professor of Eyesight Improvement for Those Blinded by Faith
U183102: Proponent of Scientific Theory
U169246: Minister of the Eternal Fandango between the Order and the Chaos
U186062: Itinerant maggot drowner and guardian of the machine that goes BING!
U178834: Advocate for the complete separation of Church and Religion
U183230: Seeker for Truth and Untruth
U109000: Minister of Humanist Philosophy
U192113: Full Back of the Faithless
U194965: Professor of Ignorance
U193891: Defender of Informed Indecision (or at least the pursuit thereof)
U196603: Protector of Correct Towel Care and Worship of Significant Holy Vessels (Namely Safety Pins)
U182907: Head of Commingled Philosophies
U33834: Scourge of Fundamentalists Whose Attitude Is So Far Removed From Their Supposed Religion's Tenets That They Couldn't Poke It With A Very Long Stick
U198449: Crusader for New Experiences (Armed)
U100945: Token ex-Catholic
U48588: Fortean Sibyl and Oracle of What the Fadge does it Matter
U195809: Professor of Mystical Demystification
U198240: Sage of Slightly Odd Occurrences
U197864: Shepherd of All Things Unconnected
U206084: Chair of Imperial Deafness
U206500: Head of Department at the Bureau of Circumlocution
U206676: Dean of the Fundamentalist and Proselytising Schools of Atheism
U198984: Minister of Free Thinking and Free Coffee Mornings
U75717: Disciple of Logical Positivism and Lord Almighty of Imaginary Realms
U206946: Research Student Studying 'The True Nature and Meaning of Pleasant-Sounding, Life-Affirming Parables, Aphorisms, Sayings and Quotes'
U186807: Anastasia the Comfy Chair, Colour of the Sky, With Voices (Northern Circle @ U186807)
U204437: Creator of stupidly complex naming conventions
U220650: Chair of Psychological Warfare and Cycle Messenger
U179462: Chair of the Inherent Inability to Believe
U200813: Chair of Arboreal Embracements, Defender of the Faithless and Speaker on Moral Irrectitude
U201118: Ambassador from Sorrillia
U201116: First Minister of the Galactic Empire
U225113: Intransigent Demagogue Incarnate - Outer Territories (I.D.I.O.T.)
U217069: They Never Proved Anything
U225997: Extraterrestrial Propagator of the Vampire Myth
U208261: Official "Snarker" of In-Betweenisim and Rider of the Stream Of Conscience
U185857: Representative of Uninterested Deities
U172039: Guardian of Highly Humorous and Blatantly Contradictory Religious Generalisations
U201345: Assistant Director of Befuddlement and Befuddlement
U228418: A Triumph of Experience Over Hope
U226236: Hedgehog Fanatic
U219274: Uncertain Professor in Regional Disgust, Prodigies, Cliffhangers, and -
U220470: Christian Who Cannot Resist a Little Sinning
U232169: Marriage of Opposites
U230205: Head of the Department of Atemporal Chronology
U234848: Head of the Department of Inverted and Exterior Solipsism
U229571: Chair of Hot Air
U235901: Chaise-longue of Evolutionary Creationism
U237874: Lucretian Professor of Fluff and Dolphins and Other New Age Nonsense (To find out how Gullible you are, send me £5 for a searching questionaire.)
U237011: Head of the Department of Prime Numbers
U238857: The Chair of Polished Wood
U224919: Chairrobot of the Seldon Institute for Psychohistory
U236130: Chairman, Department of Primordial Ooze
U185843: Chair of the people who can't spell yet are sick of being labled dyslexic
U234735: Aquatic Ape - Dispenser of Opinions
U208799: Minister for Northern English Opinion on All Matters Etheral
U516189: Armchair Nearest the Fireplace
U236276: Crusader for Widespread Knowledge of a General Truth
U534885: Lazer-Eyed Pocket Defender (LEPD)
U240568: Vice President of Vice, Proud Rejector of Soul Saving Door Knockers and Tormentor of Wig-Wearing Jehovah's Witnesses
U217777: Male Researcher, Philosopher, Marxist-Leninist, Epistemologist, Sociologist, Idealist and Free Thinker
U539106: Chair of Seeking After the Light and Eventually Just Opening the Curtains Instead
U553808: Chair of the Eternally Tedious Questions, Master of the Multitudinous Forms of the Question 'Why?'
U166168: Scrutiniser of Virgin Births
U581215: Professor of Mathematical Theology and Theological Mathematics
U568462: Ice Man Cometh
U216015: Spreader of Irreverence
U228046: Nothing in Particular
U234614: The Ayatollah of Rock & Roll-ah
U194118: "My chair has no name, but my pen's called Bic"
U246374: Gravitational Dervish and Incensed Herbalist
U803114: Born again militant atheist fundamentalist: Jesus does NOT want me for a sunbeam
U943195: Church of the Latter Day Self Determinists (and Ninja Weasels)
U1056601: Peripatetic YEC hunter and purveyor of strange smells
U200779: Chairman of Rogue Pagan Occultism, General Weird S**t, and Personal Spiritual Experiences Away From Religion
U1182639: Representative for the Number "Three"
U624130: Been to the Bible Belt; Ran Away
U1151643: Devil's Advocate
U831240: Pope of Atheism, Defender of Brian as the Only True Messy, and Keeper of No Faith
U1542150: Defender of Choice, Justice, Freedom (Within Reason), Irreverence, Bawdy Humor and Sentimental Tears
U1512998: Keeper of All Things Badger
U1572880: Director of Human Ignorance
U1583399: Sage of Doubt
U1681502: Self-Styled Sultan of Scepticism
U2142133: High Priest of Everything
Darwin the Ferret: Official mascot. His is the image that graces our entire line of merchandise, from coffee mugs and t-shirts to ping-pong paddles and gas masks.
Board Members don't have any more rights or privileges than anyone else, but it makes them feel special to have a title.
New pledges are always welcome, and may submit their names in the forums below. After failing an approved personality and/or drug test, new applicants will be sworn in and accorded full rights and privileges, which, admittedly, aren't spectacular [see above].
Initiation protocol for new members is as follows:
Come up with a snappy name for your chair, because we all like having funny titles to put after our names on occasion.
Fill out this form:
Any beliefs you'd like to list so we can make fun- er... discuss them:
The Freedom From Faith Foundation is proud to be the single largest collection of rejected articles anywhere in H2G2. The official Guide is after balance, but in this area of scholarship, "balance" is just as silly as giving equal time to Creation dogma in science classes... Creationism is no more a product of science than religion is a form of scholarship. Our rejected articles are well-researched pieces that display a high caliber of writing, and we consider our rejection letters to be a badge of honor, and wear them proudly.
Agnosticism(Accepted) by Fragilis the Melodical:
An introduction to the set of beliefs or nonbeliefs that may or may not make up this certainly uncertain sect.
Alchemy by CD4:
Introduction to the religion and philosophy of Hermes Trismegistus, a popular underground religion that, in large part, motivated the Rennaissance.
Asimov on Religion by Fragilis the Melodical:
Fragilis and Asimov examine the susceptibility of the human mind to extraordinary explanations for perfectly normal phenomena.
Belief(Accepted) by Twophlag Gargleblap:
A cynical definition of the term.
Bumper Sticker Theology by ZenMondo:
Discusses the ramifications of obtaining spiritual enlightenment in bite-sized chunks.
Circular Reasoning(Accepted) by MyRedDice:
Discusses the primary logical fallacy used to justify Christian beliefs.
The Council of Nicea by CD4:
The story of the birth of Christianity as we know it.
Critical Rationalism(Accepted) by Twophlag Gargleblap:
A fascinating dissertation on the means by which people arrive at their answers to the question of life, the universe, and everything.
Dianetics by Mr. Cynic:
A review of the Scientologist's Bible.
Existence and Process by GTBacchus:
An exploration of a personal philosophy that challenges the meaning of existence.
The Failure of Christianity to Stand Up to Reason(Rejected) by Colonel Sellers:
Critical examination of the Bible and the popular dogma.
Free Will versus Determinism(Accepted) by GTBacchus:
An analysis from several angles of the perennial philosophical argument.
God(H2G2's Most Rejected!) by Twophlag Gargleblap:
A description of this creature in all its incarnations.
Hymns of the FFFFCensored by RobynGraves:
A hymnal of modern songs that best express the views of our members. Temporarily hidden pending rewrites, should be ready in time for 'Wednesday Night Gospel Night' at Milliways.
Into The Christians' Den by Colonel Sellers:
A personal account of his attendence at a debate on the subject "Does God Exist?".
The Legend of the First Man by CD4:
Examination of the cultural roots of the myth of Adam.
Let There Be Light by Jamie D'Eath:
An interesting poem on the subject of Hitler... or God. Take your pick.
I Ching by ZenMondo:
The ancient Chinese method of asking the magic 8-ball.
The Nag Hammadi Codices(Accepted) by Colonel Sellers:
The discovery of a cache of ancient manuscripts the Christians wanted burned.
Pascal's Wager(Accepted) by MyRedDice:
The logical fallacy used by borderline Christians, those who possess the knowledge to doubt but lack the courage to challenge their beliefs.
A Practical Definition of Pagan(Accepted) by ZenMondo:
A history of the usage of the word, followed by a rational, unbiased definition to fit its modern usage.
Prisoner's Dilemma(Accepted) by Lear and Serendipity:
A philosophical examination of man's ability to cooperate for the greater good vs. selfish egocentricism.
Religion(Accepted, but horribly mangled by the editors) by Twophlag Gargleblap:
Another definition, with Twophlag's trademark impartiality.
Satanism(Accepted) by tHEME mAKER:
The truth about this rather innocuous cult and founder Anton LaVey.
Scientology by Mr. Cynic:
Examination of one of the newer and more foolish religions.
The Shroud of Turin I(Accepted) by CD4:
Alternate hypothesis for the origin of the Shroud.
Solipsism by Lucinda (aka MyRedDice):
The philosophical theory that the only thing that exists is the person who holds the theory, guaranteed to make your head hurt.
Valid and Invalid Arguments(Accepted) by GTBacchus:
Some uses and misuses of logic, and of things more-or-less resembling logic.
Views on Creation by No O2:
Explores various creation myths, from he gaseous entity through the Big Bang.
The Wiccan Calendar by bluDragon:
A collection of articles on the Wiccan holidays.
A Wiccan Forum by bluDragon:
Further links for Wicca enthusiasts.
WWJD: The Checklist by ZenMondo:
The disappointing answer to the question "What would Jesus do?".
101 of God's Greatest Mistakes by WowbaggerTIP:
Things an omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent being should not have done, or stopped us from doing.
American TV Evangelists by WowbaggerTIP:
A look at "God's special-education team2."
Atheism(Accepted, but horribly mangled by the editors) by Colonel Sellers:
A primer for those who want to practice the religion that isn't a religion. This is the original, pristine version.
A Cynic's Guide to the Bible by WowbaggerTIP:
Another, more frivolous, critical examination of the Bible.
Discordianism(Accepted) by Reverend 'id':
An alternate religion that refuses to take itself, or anything else, seriously.
For Those of You Who Think Religion Is a Joke... by Austin Allegro:
A collection of popular jokes about the popular mythology.
New Religions of the Millenium by Webb of Smeg:
Seeking alternatives to the silliness of Christianity, people are inventing entirely new and improved silliness.
Noni Juice by Løønytünes:
A fascinating yarn about a nonbeliever's foray into faith healing in the Cook Islands.
Religions of the World by Englander:
A pithy study of comparative religion.
CD4 is compiling a collection of book reviews for illuminating scholarly research at the FFFF Hall of Records.
Lots of good stuff can be found at the Internet Infidels.
The ultimate Bible study resource for non-Christians, which all Christians should see as well, is the Skeptic's Annotated Bible.
An essential resource for any debunking parties, The Skeptic's Dictionary doesn't believe in ghosts, and has the research to back it up!
We are extending an honorary membership to Douglas Adams. DNA was dedicated atheist, and we have this interview, Life, the Universe, and Everything: An Interview with Douglas Adams, courtesy of American Atheist Magazine, as well as a rare forum venture on H2G2, his response to the Edited version of the article on atheism.
The United Kingdom has their own non-theist organizations, and foremost of these is the politically active National Secular Society.
For further international flavor, we offer the German group IBKA, whose name translates into International League of Non-Religious and Atheists. The site can also be viewed in English, although there doesn't appear to be as many features.
An excellent parody of Christianity gone horribly wrong can be found at the Landover Baptist Church.
Follow this link to The Onion, that paragon of satire, to read their archive on the subject of religion.
ToJustin.com hosts a collection of articles designed to pierce through the dogmatic fog of the popular religion, so check it out if you're looking for extra ammunition in the never-ending battle to make people think for themselves.