Freethought Society of the Midlands


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

FSM News

  • Disaster relief needed!

    A GoFundMe campaign has been set up for us to donate to aid the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The Freethought Society of the Midlands will be making a lump sum donation to the Foundation Beyond Belief's recovery efforts for the storm. The FBB's disaster relief arm was active in Columbia following the 2015 flooding.

    Donate here.

  • Recurring date change:

    Sandhill Rationalists

    Sandhill Rationalists will now meet on the second Monday of the month. For more information on this meeting visit our Regular Events page.

  • Charity opportunity!

    Atheists Helping the Humanists

    Please note that there is a new, recurring, charity opportunity for atheists in Columbia! Atheists Helping the Homeless, Columbia, was started in December and has monthly giveaways at Finlay Park on the 3rd Sunday of the month. For more information please visit their Facebook page. If you want to help by donating please check out their Amazon wishlist.

  • Venue changes:

    Please note these venue changes: Drinking Skeptically now meets at Arabesque on Divine, Lexington FSM now meets at Old Mill Brewpub. For more details and directions please visit our Regular Events page.

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!