Welcome to Our Website

The mission of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.

Center for Inquiry, headquartered in Amherst, NY, is the most extensive worldwide organization of freethought communities, specifically, secular humanists and skeptics, many of whom are atheists. CFI-Tampa Bay is the West Central Florida branch.

Since our 501(c)(3) incorporation in Florida, November 2002, we have been busily sponsoring local events, activism, socials, lectures and educational programs. Branches like ours draw upon volunteers and "Friends of the  Center" (i.e. "members") who are enthusiastic about our agenda and wish to advance freethought, either privately or publicly. See the "Take Action" box to the right? All memberships are tax-deductible donations. Please sign up!

Most branches, like ours, are 100% volunteer. We depend upon your time, wisdom, and money to sustain our efforts. Individuals and families work together for mutual support and solidarity. The Center for Inquiry-Tampa Bay offers you an opportunity to put your principles into practice. Join other reasoning people in working for positive change in society. Please join our efforts in being a voice of reason. We truly need you, especially if you have been hesitant to "come out". Join us and find the exhileration of liberation from superstition and humbuggery. The sense of freedom in being with like-minded friends is wonderful.Just click on the "take action with us" for membership and donation information.

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CFI provides an ethical alternative to religious and paranormal worldviews. Because of rising religiosity, anti-intellectualism and political turmoil on ethical issues, it is critical that rationalists and freethinkers join together to protect civil liberties, defend reason, and work toward increasing scientific literacy. Please join in with other freethinkers in the West Central Florida area so we can better serve and represent our local constituency, estimated at 4,000,000 like-minded people.

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A short video, well worth watching and sharing:
It's Time for Science & Reason!

Our latest (short) ad campaign videos:
Living Without Religion and African Americans for Humanism.

Visit our famed affiliate, Tampa Bay Skeptics.
Founded in 1988, Tampa Bay Skeptics is a nonprofit educational and scientific organization devoted to the critical examination of paranormal and fringe-science claims, and the dissemination of factual information about such claims. Programs encourage the use of critical thinking skills while discussing current events of importance to thoughtful people. We encourage those who wish to help further the cause of skepticism to join TBS! Note that Friends of the Center may receive their first year's TBS membership free.

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YES! Both CFI-Tampa Bay and Tampa Bay Skeptics are on Facebook, Twitter, and Meetup.
See our contact page. 

Featured News

CFI opposes In God We Trust motto

CFI Opposes ‘In God We Trust’ Resolution


The motto violates the constitutional separation of church and state


Amherst, NY-March 22, 2011-At a time when the United States is facing serious mounting economic issues and global tensions, House leaders are focusing on a resolution promoting display of “In God We Trust” in public schools and… Full Entry »