At our last NTCOF service on March 4th, we hosted two former fundamentalists, now atheists, who have been attending Sunday School and Bible Study classes at a variety of Christian Churches. Rex Owens, an attorney, and Owen Younger, a professional pilot, shared some of what they learned from this, including finding some believers taking them aside and saying things like "you made some very good points!" and "I've also wondered about what you said!" This was quite heartening but, of course, believers who attend study classes may be less likely to be the very bigoted and hostile Christians that so many of us unbelievers are afraid to express our opinions around.
More about the March 2018 service is here. And check also the bulletin for March which deals with the timely topic of the problem of school shootings.
NEXT MONTH's SERVICE is April 1st. That date, the "national holiday" of sorts for jokes, humor and foolishness, just also happens to be Easter. "Easter," of course, typicaly said to be THE Christian holiday, is named for the Goddess of the Golden Dawn, Easter. It is a fertility-cult observance which occurs on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox, which happens in 2018 on March 20th at 11:15 AM Central Time. So we will take advantage of these facts and themes in a service we'll call "Just Kidding!" In addition, we will hear John Gauthier's third (of three) presentation on "Logical Fallacies." We're thinking about another Moment of Science as well! So we plan to have a lot of fun and, of course, this will all take place at the Comfort Inn DFW Airport North at 5000 West John Carpenter Freeway — Highway 114 — in Irving. See map/directions to the right!
Join us for the April service, discuss and learn about these and other things with the help of and in the company of others who share your same basic values of devotion to facts and reason! Have kids? Bring them too as we offer free childcare and "Sunday School" aimed at helping our younger Freethinkers cope with the challenges of growing up by learning to ask questions instead of just being spoon-fed "the answers." If they're too young for that - and we have people bring their infants! - we'll look after and entertain them too. We want them to have fun! Children of all ages need to learn that Freethinking is exciting, important, and absolutely "normal." In fact, Freethought is extraordinary!