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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.
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      January 23, 2016 broadcast

      In G-d We Do Not Trust -Dan Barker & Annie Laura Gaylor of the Freedom From Religion Foundation interview Aleta Ledendecker of the Rationalists of East Tennessee about the secular invocation Rationalists of East Tennessee delivered before the City Council of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, that was rudely cut off by the mayor and boycotted by city council members.  Listen to the Podcast


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