If you live in Dallas and want to hear me speak, you probably need to leave your house now.
The Fellowship of Freethought, as part of its mission to promote a family-friendly organization that emphasizes education, socialization, and charity, will be encouraging its members to gather together once a month to learn from each other, share in each others’ lives, and coordinate outreach to the community. These “Gatherings” will combine music, short presentations, and special announcements all running alongside a fun yet educational youth program. Following presentations and youth activities is a potluck meal to encourage close fellowship among all members.
Monthly Theme: Atheists in Foxholes. We’ll be joined by Justin Griffith who is a sergeant in the US Army and Military Driector of American Atheists, and has been instrumental in planning the controversial Rock Beyond Belief concert at Fort Bragg.
I’m a Dallas-native. I was even a creationist! I wish I had the support of a group like FOF Dallas as I began to shed my religion. This group is particularly active, and even received praise for the way it handled ‘elevator-gate’ (with real life discussion).
FOF is part of the first crop of Foundation Beyond Belief partners. FBB promotes volunteerism as a way to do good, build community, and increase respect for the nontheist community.
I may be attending some other local events on this short bit of leave. If you can’t make it out to the FOF Dallas Potluck, you should keep an eye out – they are very organized and have streamlined the process of uploading their videos to YouTube.