The La Crosse Area Freethought Society (LCAFS) is a local forum in
which nontheists can meet, socialize, and exchange ideas.

Our mission is to promote positive freethought, the separation of church and state, and the application of reason and science to human understanding.

What is a Freethinker?

Function: noun
Date: 1692

Definition: one who forms opinions on the basis of reason independently of authority; especially one who doubts or denies religious dogma

The LCAFS is a group of freethinkers. A freethinker may define themselves as an atheist, agnostic, skeptic, secular humanist, etc. Most of these labels are interchangeable, and are not mutually exclusive. Freethinkers can have different opinions on politics, education, environment, basically everything. The one thing that we all tend to have in common is that we lack a belief in a god.

As a group, we try to meet at least once a month. At our past meetings, we have done everything from discuss how we came to our current worldview (most of us are former Christians), to watching videos (we have watched several documentaries), to discussing local issues (such as science education or church/state entanglement issues). Our gatherings are very informal and serve as a great opportunity to meet with other like-minded individuals and have good conversation.

Explore the site and learn more about our group. If you are interested in joining our group, you can click here to join our Yahoo Group, which is our primary mode of communication, or go to and search for LCAFS. If you have any questions about our group, feel free to contact us through the site, or e-mail us directly.

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