Mission Statement

FreeOK is Oklahoma’s central humanist activism operation, placing emphasis on community involvement. We actively participate in regular community service projects that promote the ideas of education, civil equality, disaster relief aid and the separation of church and state. We aim to be the visible presence of active humanism and support the growth of the under-recognized local freethinking community.

Freethought: a philosophical viewpoint that holds that opinions should be formed on the basis of logic, reason and empiricism and not authority, tradition or other dogmas. The cognitive application of freethought is known as “freethinking,” and practitioners of freethought are known as “freethinkers.”

Humanism: an ethical structure defined by its grounding in evidence and rational thought. It expresses an emphasis on developing and practicing humanity morally and achieving self-fulfillment without belief in gods. Humanists concern themselves with the needs, interests and welfare of humans, and seek to exert influence in realms that benefit those properties.