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Welcome to the Rationalists of East Tennessee!

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What is RET?

Rationalists of East Tennessee is an organization created to benefit people by expanding understanding of the universe through the use of empirical and rational methods. Our purposes are as follows:

  • To foster an environment suitable to free speech and exchange of ideas.
  • To promote free inquiry into the nature of the universe and of human societies.
  • To encourage critical thinking on all aspects of human life.
  • To emphasize the importance of the scientific method.
  • To explore ethical and intellectual alternatives to supernatural beliefs.
  • To model humanistic ethics through service to the greater community.
  • To provide a fellowship for people who share these purposes.
If this sounds like you, click here to join us!

    Visitors are welcome!!

    We invite you to attend our meetings and find out more about us. Find out what we're doing next by browsing the Upcoming Events or by sending an email to info@rationalists.org.

    Free Thought Forum Community TV

    A joint production of the Atheist Society of Knoxville (ASK) and the Rationalists of East Tennessee (RET) 

    Join us Tuesdays at 5:00 pm for our live call in show on Knoxville Cable's Community TV. Call in number (865) 215-2288

     Comcast Channel 12, Charter Channel 193, WOW Channel 6, AT&T Channel 99

    Click below to watch online. 

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