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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.

      The First and Third Sunday public monthly meeting location is:
      Pellissippi State Community College
       Goins Administration Building
      Cafeteria Annex

      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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      Free Thought Radio Hour

       Sunday Evenings from 6:00 pm Till 7:00 pm 

      Hosted by Larry Rhodes

      Call in: 865-333-5937

      FM 103.9

      Free Thought Radio - 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 she 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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