Freethought Society of the Midlands


n. A person who forms opinions on the basis of reason, independent of authority, tradition, or dogma.

FSM News

  • September 20, 10:45am

    FSM To March in SC Pride

    We will be marching as a group for the first time this year. If you are going to march with us you will need to be at staging area between 10:45am and 11:15am, which is at the corner of Laurel St. and Main St.

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  • September 20, 3:30pm

    Scarecrow Building Party

    The FSM has decided to make an entry into this years Historic Columbia's scarecrow contest, and we need your help. We have decided to go with the happy humanist as our design.

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    Lexington FSM Meeting

    Since First Thursdays on Main conflict with the meeting for this group we have decided to move it to the 4th Tuesday of the month.

    The next meeting will be on September 23, please make note of this change!

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  • September 4

    First Thursdays on Main

    This looks to be a wonderful cultural event not to miss! These events started over 5 years ago and have expanded and greatly improved month by month.

    Please Note : Specific time and place to meet will be updated. The event hours are 6-10pm. Perhaps some of us will want to meet at 6 and we can select a place for others to join at 7 or so.

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About the Freethought Society of the Midlands

The FSM's goal is to provide a fun and friendly social environment for freethinkers of every kind in Columbia, SC and the surrounding Midlands area. We are a home to atheists, agnostics, humanists, and anyone who maintains a healthy, skeptical mindset. Also, we strive to promote secularism, skepticism, and humanism and a positive opinion of freethinkers through community outreach, education, and charity.

FSM provides many benefits to our members & community:

  • Regular social events
  • Community support
  • Local & secular community outreach
  • Informative lectures & discussion groups

Please check out our upcoming events, calendar, forums, and social media pages to get involved today!